Akiba's Trip TV Anime Casts Haruki Ishiya, Rie Takahashi, Marika Kōno, Yuki Nagaku
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The official website of Akiba's Trip: The Animation, the television anime adaptation of Acquire's Akiba's Trip game franchise, revealed the main cast members and the story for the anime on Monday. The cast is as follows (Note: Character names are not official romanizations):
- Haruki Ishiya as Tamotsu Denkigai
- Rie Takahashi as Matome Manseika
- Marika Kōno as Niwaka Denkigai
- Yuki Nagaku as Arisa Ahokainen
"Denkigai" (literally, Electric Town or District) with different kanji is one of the nicknames for Akihabara and similar shopping districts that offer electric and electronic goods. Ahokainen is a Finnish family name.
The site describes the story:
Akihabara, a broad-minded neighborhood where everyone from beginners to masters are welcomed. Even when you're alone, if you go to Akiba, you'll find someone who understands you. It's a neighborhood where anything is possible, where anyone can do seemingly anything; a place where you can lay bare your body and soul. In this neighborhood of Akiba, which has everything including anime, games, maids, idols, secondhand parts, and cheap food, battles are fought against the "Bagurimono," and a steadfast "boy meets girl" story begins!
The anime will premiere in January 2017 on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and AT-X, and is serving as the first project to commemorate Gonzo's 25th anniversary.
Hiroshi Ikehata (Seiyu's Life!, Robot Girls Z) is directing the series, Kazuho Hyodo (ReLIFE, Robot Girls Z) is handling the series composition, and Hajime Mitsuda (key animator for Steins;Gate, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) is designing the characters.
The Akiba's Trip games take place in a reproduction of Tokyo's Akihabara district, where the player must fight vampires by tearing off their clothes and exposing them to the sunlight.
Game developer Acquire released the original Akiba's Trip game for the PlayStation Portable in 2011, and an updated version, Akiba's Trip Plus, for PSP in 2012. Acquire released the Akiba's Trip 2 sequel game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013.
XSEED Games released Akiba's Trip 2 in North America as Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed on PS3 and PS Vita, and later on PlayStation 4 and PC. NIS America released the game in Europe.
Additionally, the Akiba's Trip Festa! PC browser and Android game is also slated to arrive at the end of November.
The Akiba's Beat successor game is the first action RPG in the franchise, and it will ship for the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan this winter after a delay. XSEED Games will release the game this winter in English on the same systems.