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Shūmatsu no Izetta Anime's 5th Promo Video Previews AKINO with bless4's Opening Theme Song

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime about witch fighting army to premiere on October 1

The official website for the upcoming original anime Shūmatsu no Izetta (Izetta of the End) began streaming the show's fifth promotional video on Friday. The video previews AKINO with Bless4's opening theme song "Cross the LINE." The official site had streamed a commercial last week that also previewed the song.

The series will premiere on October 1 at 11:00 p.m. on AT-X. The anime will also air on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11.

The anime stars (Note: official name spellings aren't confirmed.):

Himika Akaneya (PriPara franchise's Laala) as Izetta, a descendant of a clan of witches who had passed down mysterious powers for generations. She can cast these powers on anything she touches and manipulate it at will. Since she was little, she and her grandmother lived their lives on the road, traveling between European countries in order to hide these powers.

Saori Hayami (Sound! Euphonium's Haruka Ogasawara) as Fiine, the sole daughter in LINE to succeed Rudolph III, the ruler of the Principality of Elystadt. From a young age she has been adored for her wisdom and kind heart by not only her retainers, but by all the citizens. Since her father has been stricken by illness, she has been busy preparing for Germania's invasion in his stead.

Aya Uchida as Bianca

Nao Tōyama as Lotte

Kana Hanazawa as Elvira

Junichi Suwabe as Belkman

Hiroki Takahashi as Sieg

Natsuki Hanae as Rickert

KENN as Hans

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Bassler

Other cast members include:

Masaya Fujimori (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, Tribe Cool Crew) is directing the anime at Ajia-do (Nintama Rantaro, Kujibiki Unbalance, Emma: A Victorian Romance Second Act). Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Guilty Crown) is both overseeing and writing the scripts. BUNBUN is designing the characters, and Yuu Yamashita (Bunny Drop, A Certain Scientific Railgun) is adapting those designs for animation and serving as chief animation director. Monthly Panzer magazine's editor in chief Takashi Izumi and editor Yūsuke Tsuge (Note: both name romanizations aren't confirmed) are in charge of military direction.

Orange is producing the CG, GREEN is producing the art, and Yukio Nagasaki is the sound director. MICHIRU is composing the music at Flying Dog. May'n is performing the ending theme song "Hikari Aru Basho e" (To Where the Light Is).

In the anime's story, In 1939, the imperialist nation of Germania launched a sudden invasion of its neighboring countries. This conflagration engulfed all of Europe in one fell swoop, and the era was dragged into the maelstrom of war. Then in 1940, Germania set its sights on Elystadt, a tiny principality blessed with breathtaking greenery and water in the Alps.

The anime also has a German title, Izetta, Die Letzte Hexe (Izetta, The Last Witch).

Source: MoCa News

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