Occultic;Nine TV Anime Reveals More of Cast, October 8 Debut, New Visual
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of Chiyomaru Shikura's Occultic;Nine light novel series revealed three more cast members, the October 8 premiere, and the second key visual. Character designer Tomoaki Takase drew the visual:
The newly announced cast members are:
Kenjiro Tsuda as Kōhei Izumi, who runs Cafe Blue Moon which Gamon and the others frequent
Maria Naganawa as Chizu Kawabata, Miyuu's close friend
The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 channels on Saturday, October 8 at 24:00 (effectively Sunday, October 9 at midnight), and it will also air on ABC Asahi Broadcasting, and CBC TV. The Kichijoji Anime Wonderland event will host a preview screening exclusively for followers of the project's Twitter account on October 2.
Occultic;Nine is the first light novel series by MAGES. head Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;Gate). The "paranormal science" story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the "Chōjō Kagaku Kirikiri Basara" occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yūta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.
The anime's previously announced voice cast members, who are reprising their respective roles from the game version, are:
Ayane Sakura as Ryoka Narusawa, a spirit guide
Kaito Ishikawa as Sarai Hashigami, a denialist, ultra-realist first-year university student
Hitomi Yoshida as Miyū Aikawa, a moe fortune teller and first-year high school student
Shizuka Itou as Tōko Sumikaze, a reporter for the occult magazine Mumū (a nod to the real magazine Mū), with a life outside occult interests
Miyuki Sawashiro as Aria Kurenaino, a black magic proxy
Kishô Taniyama as Kiryū Kusakabe, a mysterious man
Mamiko Noto as Ririka Nishizono, a future-predicting dōjin manga creator
Tetsuya Kakihara as Shun Moritsuka, a cosplay otaku detective
Kyōhei Ishiguro (Lance N' Masques) is directing the anime with assistant director Miyuki Kuroki at A-1 Pictures, and MAGES. and To-Jumpei Morita (Nobunaga Concerto episode director) are credited with supervising the series scripts. Tomoaki Takase is adapting pako's original character designs from the novel series for animation, and Kouta Michishita is designing the props.
Yoshinori Shiozawa is credited with the art design, and Hisayo Usui is the art director. Kazuko Nakashima is the color key artist. Yoshihiro Sekiya is the director of photography, and Ryūta Ono is directing the 3D animation. Akinori Mishima is editing. Jin Aketagawa is directing the sound, and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.
Kanako Itō (5pb. Records) is performing the opening theme song "Seisū 3 no Nijō," and Asaka (5pb. Records) is performing the ending theme song Open your eyes." Shikura wrote the music and lyrics for both songs, and the CD singles for both songs will go on sale on October 26.
The novel series' original illustrator pako previously drew a teaser visual:
Shikura began the novel series with illustrations by Pako (Rental Magica, Un-Go) in August 2014, and the Overlap Bunko imprint published the second volume in May 2015.
While Shikura created Occultic;Nine, he emphasized in 2012 that it is not the fourth science-adventure title from 5pb. He did note that the novel can be considered the fourth Chiyomaru Shikura title after Chaos;HEAd, Steins;Gate, and Robotics;Notes. (Shikura eventually announced the fourth science-adventure title, CHAOS;CHILD, in 2013.)
The novel series already inspired a game adaptation and a manga series that Ganjii (Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate) is serializing in Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine.