Takaya Kamikawa Joins Cast of Kado: The Right Answer Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for Toei Animation's original anime project Kado: The Right Answer announced on Friday that actor Takaya Kamikawa (Gurren Lagann's Anti-Spiral, Naruto Shippūden: Blood Prison's Maroi) will narrate the beginning of each episode.
The television anime will premiere on Tokyo MX1 on April 7, and it will also air on MBS and BS Fuji. The project is Toei Animation's first CG anime television series.
The main cast includes (Note: The readings for the kanji names of most of the characters have not been confirmed):
- Hiroaki Miura as Kōjirō Shindō
- Takuma Terashima as Yaha-kui zaShunina
- MAO as Saraka Tsukai
- Sōma Saitō as Shun Hanamori
- Kenji Akabane as Shuhei Asano
- Shizuka Itou as Ritsu Natsuma
- Rie Kugimiya as Kanata Shinawa
- Hiroshi Naka as Kōzō Inuzuka
- Shiro Saito as Kiyotaka Habuka
- Masami Kikuchi as Naoki Sasauchi
- Takuya Kirimoto as Takumi Genno
- Hisayoshi Suganuma as Gabi
- Daisuke Sakaguchi as Utamaru
- Tetsuo Goto as Akito Mifune
- Tsuyoshi Koyama as Atsuhiko Agata
- Yūsuke Handa as Tetsuo Ōishi
- Yuko Kaida as Sophie Fukami
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Shimako Yuri
Miura, MAO, and Kugimiya will appear at a talk event for the anime at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 25.
Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is serving as general director, and novelist Mado Nozaki (know, Fantasista Doll: Eve) is writing the scripts. Illustrator Aco Arisaka (manga adaptations of Sound Horizon's "Vanishing Starlight" song, May Your Soul Rest in Magdala light novel series) is designing the characters. Masaki Watanabe is the series director. Taro Iwashiro (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is composing the music. Haruca is performing the ending theme song "Eien no Kotae" (Eternity's Answer).
The show's staff also includes:
Directors: Ryo-timo, Akihiro Saitō, Yasuhiro Tanabe
Animation Character Design: Hideaki Maniwa, Ryo-timo, Sonoka Kuroiwa
Editing: Shinichi Fukumitsu
Production Design: Hideaki Maniwa
CG Director: Yasuhiro Kato
Character Supervisor: Hiroshi Miyamoto
Graphic Design: Natsuki Suzuki
Producer: Kouichi Noguchi
Lead Character Modeler: Chihiro Iwamoto
Lead Animators: Yūya Yasuda, Kai Makino
Color Design: Reiko Iwasawa
Art Director: Takeshi Satou (Stereotype Smartile)
Director of Photography: Keiko Ishizuka
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno (Swara Pro)
Animation Producer: Yūta Ogura
A flyer that Toei distributed last March describes the story:
Kojiro Shindo. Cabinet Office Director-General for Policy Planning, is at Haneda Airport for a business trip.
While the plane is on the runway, a giant structure suddenly appears out of thin air.
The plane carrying Shindo and 251 passengers is taken undamaged inside the giant structure. After everyone disembarks, a man who looks like an ordinary human being shows up. He assures those from the plane that they're not in any danger. Shindo asks him to identify himself and explain the situation. Then the outside of the structure is displayed on a large screen, and at the same time, every passenger's cell phone starts ringing all at once. On each cell phone screen is a message from this man, to every one of Japan's citizens: "I, Yaha-kui zaShunina, hereby notify you that I am going to intervene in Japan's internal affairs."
What is this young man's goal? And will Shindo manage to become an intermediary between Japan and the Anisotorons...?
The flyer describes the two main characters:
Yaha-kui zaShunina (pictured below), an Anisotoron who suddenly appears in Japan. He closely resembles a human being, in terms of outward appearance. He possess technology that surpasses modern science and tech, and he uses this overwhelming power to level various political demands at Japan.
Kojiro Shindo, the protagonist; Cabinet Office Director-General for Policy Planning. As the first of mankind to make contact with the Anisotoron Yaha-kui zaShunina, he becomes a Dietman who works to bridge the gaps between the two species.
The flyer adds that "Anisotorons" are intelligent life forms that come from Aniso, a "world outside space." Anisotorons "created space, and they collect the 'information volume' that space generates." Additionally, the flyer notes that "Kado" is a giant structure that is more than 2 kilometers in height and length that features high-level technology, and the inside is isolated. The Kado can build an entire world inside of itself, and can continue functioning forever without needing to contact the outside world.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web