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Alice & Zouroku Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening Song

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime about girl with powers, stubborn old man premieres April 2

Bandai Visual began streaming a second promotional video for the television anime of Tetsuya Imai's Alice & Zouroku (Alice to Zouroku) manga on Friday. The video previews Oresama's opening theme song "Wonder Drive."

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV on April 2, on BS11 on April 4, and on AT-X on April 7. The first episode's broadcast will be 60 minutes long. The series will also stream on AbemaTV, Bandai Channel, and d Anime Store in Japan.

The cast includes:

Hitomi Ohwada as Sana

Akio Ohtsuka as Zouroku Kashimura

Aki Toyosaki as Sanae Kashimura, Zouroku's granddaughter

Natsumi Fujiwara as Asahi Hinagiri, the older of the twins who also possesses the power of "Alice's Dream"

Akari Kitō as Yonaga Hinagiri, they younger of the twins who also possesses the power of "Alice's Dream"

Ami Koshimizu as Shizuku Ichijō

Houchu Ohtsuka as Ryū Naitō

Yūki Hirose as Noriko Yamada

Mamiko Noto as "Minnie C" Tachibana

Masaya Matsukaze as Kōichi Kitō

Shū Uchida as Cleo

Katsushi Sakurabi (Flying Witch, Lostorage incited WIXOSS, Heaven's Memo Pad) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Fumihiko Takayama (Yomigaeru Sora - RESCUE WINGS, Sword of the Stranger, Sweet Blue Flowers) is supervising the series' scripts. The pair previously worked together on the Gunparade March anime. Kazunori Iwakura (Ai Yori Aoshi, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Sky Girls) is drawing the character designs for animation. TO-MAS (Flip Flappers) is handling the music.

The additional staff includes:

  • Art Setting: Yoshinori Hirose
  • Art Director: Takumi Yanagihara
  • Color Design: Kana Tanabe
  • Director of Photography: Yoshio Ookouchi
  • Editing: Masahiro Goto
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami

toi toy toi (kotringo edition) is performing the ending theme song "Chant."

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as "Alice's Dream," which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!

Imai launched the manga in the December 2012 issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine, and Tokuma Shoten published the seventh compiled book volume of the manga in November. The manga won the New Face Award in the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2013.


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