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Classicaloid Anime Casts Taiten Kusunoki, Aya Endo, M.A.O

posted on by Alex Mateo
Musical anime premieres on NHK's E-TV station in October

The official website for Sunrise's ClassicaLoid musical action-comedy television anime revealed on Tuesday three additional cast members for the show's premiere on NHK's E-TV station in October.

The additional cast includes:

Taiten Kusunoki as Bach, the "father of music"

Aya Endo as Tchaikovsky, a member of the idol group "Classici Classici" which Bach produces

M.A.O as Badarzewska

The previously announced cast includes:

Tomokazu Sugita as Beethoven

Yuuki Kaji as Mozart

Kousuke Toriumi as Chopin

Mamiko Noto as Liszt

Tomoaki Maeno as Schubert

Mikako Komatsu (Aldnoah.Zero's Inko Amifumi, Maria the Virgin Witch's Priapos) as Kanae, a level-headed high school first-year who works as a landlady.

Nobunaga Shimazaki (Kiznaiver's Tsuguhito Yuta, My Love Story!!'s Makoto Sunakawa) as Sōsuke, Kanae's excitable childhood friend.

Yōichi Fujita (Gintama anime franchise, Mr. Osomatsu) is directing the anime at Sunrise. Makoto Tsuchibayashi (Sengoku Basara franchise) is serving as original character designer. Seiichi Hashimoto (Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress) is adapting the character designs for animation. Chaika the Coffin Princess and Outbreak Company original creator Ichiro Sakaki and Michihiro Tsuchiya (PriPara, Cross Game) are overseeing the series' scripts by Miya Asakawa (Polar Bear's Café, Noein - to your other self), Tsuyoshi Kida (Bleach), Kyo Kogure (Satomi-chan Chino 8 Danshi light novels author), and Shū Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu).

Masashi Hamauzu (Good Luck Girl!, Taifū no Noruda) will be the main composer for the series, and Daisuke Asakura is joining the anime's staff as the producer for Liszt.

The series' is assigning "mujik" producers for composers within the series. Tomoyasu Hotei (Transformers live-action film) is producing for Beethoven, tofubeats is producing for Mozart, and Tsunku♂ (Hello! Project composer/lyricist) is producing for Bach.

The story follows high school students Kanae and Sōsuke, who live in a provincial town that is trying to revitalize itself with music. One day, suddenly "ClassicaLoid" versions of Beethoven and Mozart appear in front of Kanae and Sōsuke. When the suspicious-looking Classicaloids play music they call "mujik," it has a strange power: stars start to fall, and giant robots appear. Now every day is tumultuous. Eventually, more Classicaloids start to appear such as Bach, Chopin, and Schubert. What is the great power that the Classicaloids have? Are they friends or foe to humanity?

The show's music will include pop, rock, techno, and other arrangements of famous classical works, arranged by well-known Japanese musicians. The official website states that the show will also feature "battles, slapstick comedy, heartwarming stories, and light love(?)."

[Via Ota-suke]

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