fripSide to Perform Clockwork Planet Anime's Opening Theme Song
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Yuu Kamiya and Tsubaki Himana's Clockwork Planet novels announced on Thursday that fripSide (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Black Bullet) will perform the anime's opening theme song.
The anime will premiere in April on TBS and BS-TBS.
The anime will star:
- Yoshino Nanjō as Naoto Miura
- Ai Kakuma as RyuZU
- Saori Ōnishi as Marie Bell Breguet
- Kenichirou Matsuda as Vainney Halter
- Sayaka Senbongi as AnchoR
Tsuyoshi Nagasawa (MM! , Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) is directing the series at XEBEC. Kenji Sugihara (Shiki, Oreca Battle) is handling the series composition, Shuichi Shimamura (Nodame Cantabile, Chaos;HEAd) is the character designer, and Kenji Teraoka (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is the mechanical designer. Shu Kanematsu, Hanae Nakamura, Kaori Nakano, and Satoshi Hōno are composing the music.
Other staff members include:
- Prop Design: Yoshitomo Hara
- Worldview Setting: Yasumitsu Suetake, Kio Edamatsu
- Art Design: Masahiro Kubota
- Art Director: Masatoshi Kai
- Color Key: Taeko Mizuno
- 3DCG: Yuki Funakoshi
- Director of Photography: Kenji Takehara
- Editing: Masahiro Matsumura
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Kamiya and Himana launched the novel series with illustrations by Shino (Sunday Without God, Lance N' Masques) in 2013, and Kodansha published the fourth volume in December 2015. Kuro has been drawing a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine since 2013, and Kodansha will publish the sixth volume on January 6. Kodansha Comics has licensed the manga series, and it describes the manga's first volume as follows:
Naoto's a high school dropout and brilliant amateur tinkerer. He lives in a world that has been so over-exploited that the entire surface has become one vast machine. When a box crashes into his home containing a female automaton, it's a harbinger of change that will rock the entire globe, and give Naoto his chance to be a hero.
Kamiya also wrote the No Game, No Life light novel series and drew the illustrations in A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives light novel series.
[Via Moca News]
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