Re:Creators Original Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Main Cast, Theme Song Artists (Updated)
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The official website for the Re:Creators original television anime project began streaming the anime's second promotional video on Friday. The video reveals and premieres the show's opening theme song "gravityWall" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Tielle & Gemie. (Note: the video on the website is region-locked to Japan.)
Mashiro Ayano (D.Gray-man Hallow, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) is performing the ending theme song "NewLook."
The show's website has also revealed the main cast and character designs (Note: the character name romanizations and spellings aren't official).
Daiki Yamashita as Sōta Mizushino, a second-year high school student who loves anime and games. He is an introvert but is a good person.
Mikako Komatsu as Celejia Yupitilia, a heroine from a fantasy robot anime titled "Spirit Machine Song Vogel Chavelier."
Inori Minase as Meteora Österreich, a character from an open world RPG titled "Recollection of Avalken." She is a sage who works at a library, and guides the game's protagonist.
Yōko Hikasa as Alisteria February, a noble's daughter who is in the employ of the protagonist of a fantasy epic manga and anime franchise titled "Alisteria of the Scarlet."
Rie Murakawa as Mamika Kirameki, the protagonist of the magical girl anime series "Magical Slayer Mamika" that is intended for elementary school-aged girls.
Kenichi Suzumura as Yūya Mirokuji, the last-boss character of the "Lockout Ward underground-dark night" manga.
Sora Amamiya as Rui Kanoya, the protagonist of the robot anime "Infinite Divine Machine Mono Magia." Rui pilots the giant robot Gigas Makina.
Maaya Sakamoto as Magane Chikujōin, a character who appears in the romance light novel and anime franchise "Record of the Night Window Demon." Her goal is unknown.
Atsushi Ono as Blitz Tokar, a character in the cyberpunk manga and anime franchise "code.Babylon." He is a bounty hunter who is a former detective.
Aki Toyosaki as Gunpuku no Himegimi (the military's noble daughter), a character wrapped in mystery. She wears a military uniform and skillfully wields a saber.
The anime will premiere in April on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, and TV Aichi.
The show's site describes the story:
Humans have created many stories. Joy, sadness, anger, deep emotion. Stories shake our emotions, and fascinate us. However, these are only the thoughts of bystanders. But what if the characters in the story have "intentions"? To them, are we god-like existences for bringing their story into the world? Our world is changed. Mete out punishment upon the realm of the gods. In Re:Creators, everyone becomes a Creator.
Black Lagoon manga creator Rei Hiroe is credited with providing the original concept and original character designs for the anime. Ei Aoki (Aldnoah.Zero, Fate/Zero) is directing the anime at his studio Troyca. Aoki and Hiroe are working together on series composition. Makoto Katō (Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation director) is serving as assistant director, and Ryuichi Makino (Girls Bravo, Wandering Son) is adapting Hiroe's character designs for animation. Makino is also the chief animation director alongside Jun Nakai (GATE, Mardock Scramble film trilogy). I-IV (Aldnoah.Zero) is the mechanical designer. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist) is composing the music.
Other staff members include:
- Main Animators: Masako Matsumoto, Aoi Yamamoto
- Effects Animation: Takashi Hashimoto
- Art Director: Kouki Nagayoshi
- Art Setting: Masahiro Sato, Tomoyasu Fujise
- Color Key: Mariko Shinohara
- Art Direction: Tomoyuki Arima, Takuya Sejima
- CG Directors: Miki Yoshida, Mitsutaka Iguchi
- Visual Effects: Ryosuke Tsuda
- Director of Photography: Tomonobu Kato
- Editing: Syota Migiyama
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Daiki Kase (Man-ken.) is launching a manga adaptation in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X magazine this spring.
Update: The March issue of Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine revealed the name readings on February 18 for the characters who have Japanese names, and the name spellings have been updated for those characters.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.
Source: Comic Natalie
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