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Sagrada Reset TV Anime's Teaser Video Reveals April Premiere

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Series adapting sci-fi/fantasy novels stars Kaito Ishikawa, Kana Hanazawa

The official website for the television anime of Yutaka Kōno's teen science-fiction/fantasy light novel series Sagrada Reset began streaming a new 90-second teaser video for the series on Monday. The video introduces the setting and characters and reveals that the anime will premiere in Japan in April.

The website also announced on Friday that an advanced screening event for the anime will be held at the Shinjuku Wald 9 cinema in Tokyo on March 7. Director Shinya Kawatsura and voice actors Kaito Ishikawa, Kana Hanazawa, and Aoi Yūki will attend the event.

The anime's cast includes:

Kaito Ishikawa as Kei Asai, a first-year student and member of the "Service Club." He has the ability to perfectly remember anything he sees or hears, and he is a quick thinker who is very resourceful.


Kana Hanazawa as Misora Haruki, a first-year student and member of the "Service Club" with Kei. She has the power to reset time for up to three days. She will do basically anything Kei says. She is also a quick thinker who is very resourceful.


Aoi Yūki as Sumire Souma, a girl like a stray cat who attended middle school with Kei and Misora. Kei and Misora once changed the future with a reset, and Sumire died when she would not have otherwise.


Takuya Eguchi as Tomoki Nakano, a first-year student and a classmate to both Kei and Misora. He has the power to reach a specific person through time and space with his voice. He's one of the few friends who understands Kei.


Yuki Yamada as Mirai Minami, a member of the "unidentified research club" and a classmate to Kei and Misora. She is bright and cheerful, and she is assertive about things she's interested in.


Yui Makino as Youka Murase, who is a year older than Kei. She consults with the "Service Club" about bringing her dead cat back to life.


Sachika Misawa as Seika Nonoo, a first-year student who goes to a different high school than Kei and Misora. She has the power of being able to share her consciousness with cats, and is able to understand the actions of the cats in Sagrada.

Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless) is directing the anime at david production, and Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of the series scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya is designing the characters. In addition to voicing Youka, Makino is performing the opening theme song "Reset."

The website describes the anime's story:

Sagrada, a town where almost half the population possess special powers. The town's administration bureau provides oversight on those with powers, and its inhabitants mostly live in peace. These powers were brought by gentle and heartfelt wishes such as "being able to make the tears from the person in front of me disappear," or "to be heard by someone."

Kei Asai has an eidetic memory, allowing him to perfectly remember anything he sees and hears, while Misora Haruki can turn back or "reset" time for a maximum of three days. While Misora forgets her memories of the future when she performs a "reset," Kei does not. Using their powers together, they are capable of changing the past to affect the present.

But there is one part of their past that they cannot escape. Two years ago, due to a reset by Misora, their classmate Sumire Souma died. Now, as members of their school's "Service Club," Kei and Misora spend their days accomplishing various requests from their schoolmates while searching for any possible way they can bring back Sumire Souma. One day, they find a request waiting for them: "I'd like you to bring my dead cat back to life."

To erase the sadness in their past, Kei and Misora run through time, and change the world.

Kōno published the first novel in the series in 2009, and the seventh and final volume in 2012. You Shiina illustrated the series. Kōno also published six short stories, four of which are included in the fourth novel volume, and two of which appeared on the official website of The Sneaker magazine. Masahiko Yoshihara launched a manga adaptation of the novels' first volume in Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine in 2010. Kadokawa published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

The novel series is also inspiring two live-action films starring Yuina Kuroshima and Shūhei Nomura. The films will open in Japan on March 25 and May 13.


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