World of Super Sand Box Chinese-Japanese Co-Produced Anime Reveals Staff
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Success opened a website on Thursday for Chōyū Sekai: Being the Reality, the Chinese-Japanese co-produced animated series adaptation of the Tencent comic Chōyū Sekai (World of Super Sand Box). The website revealed the show's new visual and staff.
Hatsuki Tsuji (Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Pan de Peace!) is directing the series, and Success and Asahi Production are in producing the series. Masahiro Sonoda (episode director for Akame ga KILL!, Scrapped Princess) is the series director, Akihiko Inari (Inazuma Eleven, Digimon: Data Squad) is handling the series composition, Satohi Konno (Ange Vierge animation director) is the character designer, and Hiroshi Tsubai is the assistant character designer.
Other staff members include:
- Chief Animation Director: Futaba Aoi
- Color Key: Miyuki Isogai
- Art Director: Mitsuharu Miyamae
- Directors of Photography: Yousuke Motoki, Kenji Takahashi
- Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi
- Editor: Yūki Honda
- Chief Planner: Zhou Zhengyu
- Chief Executive Producer: Li Junting
The website has also revealed that Masaaki Yano has joined the show's cast as Saber's commanding officer.
The show's previously revealed cast includes:
- Shun Horie as Noii
- Yoshiko Ikuta as Motis
- Yurika Kubo as Cass
- Kazutomi Yamamoto as Haki
- Yuki Adachi as Vinsen
- Kazuma Horie as Keikan
- Emiri Katou as Ryū-sensei
- Sarara Yashima as Chinnō
- Rika Tachibana as Hakū
- Riho Iida as Mōnsuto
- Takehito Koyasu as Viros
The series will premiere in China and Japan on January 12. In Japan the show will stream on Niconico, YouTube, and AbemaTV.
The "miraculous story about fiction, reality, and people's thoughts merging" takes place in a world where mysterious beings called "Disasters" continually threaten the peace of the world. A special military unit called Saber is formed to oppose Disaster. Private conglomerates and the independent self-defense organization Blade also form, and advance on the enemy. Noii is a high school student who years to join Saber and fight Disaster. After a mysterious girl named Motis transfers into his class, his normal life completely changes.
Success is a Japan-based amusement company that is involved in smartphone, web, and console games, as well as pachislot (pachinko slot) machines.
Last summer's Hitori no Shita the outcast anime and last fall's Bloodivores anime also adapted comics in Tencent's Tencent Comic website.
Update: Success is a Japanese amusement company, not a Japanese-Chinese amusement company as previously stated. Thanks, Rednimue.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.
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