Code:Realize Anime Reveals TV Format, October Premiere, Cast, Staff, Promo Video
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The "Code:Realize Fantastic Party" event in Kawasaki City revealed on Sunday that the previously revealed anime adaptation of Idea Factory and Design Factory's Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Code:Realize ~Sōsei no Himegimi) PlayStation Vita game is a television anime series that will premiere in October. The anime's website has also revealed the cast and staff, and a promotional video.
(Note: The first video below can't be viewed in Australia, South Korea,
Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S.)
The anime stars:
- Saori Hayami as Cardia
- Tomoaki Maeno as Arsène Lupin
- Junichi Suwabe as Abraham Van Helsing
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Victor Frankenstein
- Showtaro Morikubo as Impey Barbicane
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Count Saint-Germain
- Yuuki Kaji as Finis
Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood, The Prince of Tennis II) is directing the anime at studio M.S.C (The Prince of Tennis II). Sayaka Harada (STARMYU) is handling the series composition, and Joe is handling scenario supervision. miko designed the original characters, and Aya Nakanishi (Lady Jewelpet) is adapting those designs for animation. Akiharu Ishii (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, The Prince of Tennis) is the chief animation director. Ryō Takahashi is composing the music at Lantis.
Other staff members include:
- Art Director: Tōru Minatani (Atelier Rourke 07)
- Color Key: Yuko Tsumori
- Director of Photography: Tomomi Saitou
- Editing: Masayuki Kurosawa
- Sound Production: Dax Production
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ originally shipped in Japan for the PlayStation Vita in November 2014. The game features a steampunk aesthetic and a cast of literary and historical figures, including Arsène Lupin, Abraham Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, Impey Barbicane, and Count Saint-Germain.
Aksys Games released the game in North America and Europe in October 2015. Aksys describes the story:
Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.”
Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers' clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…
The game received a fandisc titled Code:Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ for the PS Vita in Japan on November 24, and Aksys Games announced in July it plans to release the fandisc in English this year.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the second embedded video.