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ViVid Strike! Anime's 1st Promo Reveals October 1 Debut, Opening Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yui Ogura sings "Future Strike" for anime by Lyrical Nanoha creator Masaki Tsuzuki

The official website of ViVid Strike!, the new television anime by Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha creator and scriptwriter Masaki Tsuzuki, began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Future Strike" by Yui Ogura, and reveals the anime's October 1 premiere on Tokyo MX, MBS, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS 11.

The video begins with protagonist Fuuka Leventon and her friend Rinne Bellinetta, showing their past as impoverished and bullied children. Fuuka proclaims that she wants to get stronger to protect the things she loves, but that things like happiness and the things she loves eventually get destroyed, so she is done with losing things because she is weak.

The show will star:

Inori Minase as Fuuka Leventon (name romanization not confirmed)
Yui Ogura as Rinne Bellinetta (name romanization not confirmed)
Kaori Mizuhashi as Vivio Takamachi
Mamiko Noto as Einhard Stratos
Sumire Uesaka as Yumina Enclave
Eri Kitamura as Rio Wesley
Misato Fukuen as Corona Timil
Chiwa Saito as Nove Nakajima
Ayane Sakura as Jill Stora (name romanization not confirmed)

While some of the character names and cast from the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid television anime are the same in ViVid Strike!, the show's announcement did not specifically state that the work is a new entry in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise.

Masaki Tsuzuki is credited with the original work and will also write the scripts for the new series. Junji Nishimura (Dog Days, Bakuon!!, Ranma ½) is directing the series at Seven Arcs Pictures (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's). Takuya Fujima (R-15 original character design, Weiß Survive manga creator) is handling the original character designs, and Mariko Itou (key animation for School Rumble: 2nd Semester, Magical Witch Punie-chan) is adapting those designs for animation. Glovision is producing the sound, and Yoichiro Yoshikawa (Kyo kara Maoh!, Baby Steps) is composing the music. Inori Minase will perform the ending theme.

Other staff members include:

Sub-Character Design: Kazunari Niigaki
Device Design: Akira Otsuka
Prop Design: Chikai Okado
Chief Animation Director: Takayoshi Hashimoto, Kazunari Niigaki
Action Supervisor: Makoto Iino
Main Animator: Kazuya Nakanishi
Art Setting: Hiroshi Izumi, Kenji Masuda
Art Director: Scott MacDonald
Color Key: Mika Sugawara
Director of Photography: Tadashi Kitaoka
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki

Tsuzuki's Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise includes four television anime series, two anime films, and numerous spinoff manga. The fourth television anime series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, premiered in April 2015. A third film, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection, was announced in 2013.

Image © ViVid Strike! PROJECT

[Via Otakomu]

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