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Crunchyroll Streams Clockwork Planet Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime about amateur tinkerer, female automaton premieres Thursday

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the anime adaptation of Yuu Kamiya and Tsubaki Himana's Clockwork Planet novels as it airs in Japan. The stream will premiere Thursday at 3:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Latin America.

In Japan, the series will premiere on TBS on April 6 at 25:58 (effectively April 7 at 1:58 a.m.), and will also air on BS-TBS on April 8 at 25:00 (effectively April 9 at 1:00 a.m.).

The anime stars:

  • Yoshino Nanjō as Naoto Miura
  • Ai Kakuma as RyuZU
  • Saori Ōnishi as Marie Bell Breguet
  • Kenichirou Matsuda as Vainney Halter
  • Sayaka Senbongi as AnchoR

Tsuyoshi Nagasawa (MM!, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) is directing the series at XEBEC. Kenji Sugihara (Shiki, Oreca Battle) is handling the series composition, Shuichi Shimamura (Nodame Cantabile, Chaos;HEAd) is the character designer, and Kenji Teraoka (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is the mechanical designer. Shu Kanematsu, Hanae Nakamura, Kaori Nakano, and Satoshi Hōno are composing the music. fripSide (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Black Bullet) is performing the anime's opening theme song "clockwork planet," and Musical duo After the Rain is performing the ending theme song "Anticlockwise."

Kamiya and Himana launched the novel series with illustrations by Shino (Sunday Without God, Lance N' Masques) in 2013, and Kodansha published the fourth volume in December 2015. Kuro has been drawing a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine since 2013, and Kodansha published the seventh volume on April 7. Kodansha Comics has licensed the manga series, and it describes the manga's first volume as follows:

Naoto's a high school dropout and brilliant amateur tinkerer. He lives in a world that has been so over-exploited that the entire surface has become one vast machine. When a box crashes into his home containing a female automaton, it's a harbinger of change that will rock the entire globe, and give Naoto his chance to be a hero.

Kamiya also wrote the No Game, No Life light novel series and drew the illustrations in A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives light novel series.


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