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The Silver Guardian Anime Reveals Main Cast, New Staff, April 1 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Chinese/Japanese adaptation of Chinese web comic takes place in virtual game world

The official website for anime studio Emon's The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian) anime series revealed the anime's main cast, new visual, and April 1 premiere date on Friday. The anime will air on Tokyo MX.

The anime stars:

Jun Fukuyama as Riku Sui Gin (left)
Yuka Saitou as Riku Lei (right)

Emon describes the story of the original Chinese web comic:

Sui Gin may be poor, but he is one of the best online video game players. This identity however, is unknown to all except for RikuLei, Sui Gin's classmate. She delivers a mysterious mobile device to Sui Gin but before being able to explain herself, RikuLei is kidnapped and Sui Gin unwittingly finds himself wrapped up in series of problematic circumstances. Searching for a way to save her, he accidentally activates the device allowing him to dive into a new Virtual game-world.

The anime's website lists a different staff from the staff that was announced last March. Masahiko Ohkura (Yukikaze, Blue Drop) is directing the anime at Haoliners Emon, and is also handling the series composition alongside Hidefumi Kimura (Uta∽Kata, Kiddy Grade). Yoshiaki Tsubata (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Minako Seki (both seasons of Kingdom) is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

Ken Ando, Yuuji Hosono, and Yuichi Tanaka, who were previously listed as director, series scriptwriter, and character designer, respectively, are no longer involved in the project. Gonzo studio founder Shouji Murahama was also previously listed as producing the anime, but is no longer listed on the staff.

The original web comic has more than 418 million views since March 2016. The anime project was first revealed in December 2015 as Emon Animation Company's first anime project.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Kōtarō Nakase)

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