News Gonzo's 18if Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Visuals
posted on 2017-05-19 19:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
The official website for Koji Morimoto and Gonzo's 18if television anime updated on Friday with the main cast, additional staff, key visual, and character visuals on Friday. The staff also announced that an advance screening of episode one will be held at the "25th Anniversary GONZO FESTA 2017" event on June 18.
The cast is as follows:
Takehito Koyasu (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Dio) as Katsumi Kanzaki, a scientist who researches the dream world. Haruto calls him Professor. He takes an interest in Haruto's ability to see Lily and gets Haruto involved in his research. While he normally keeps his hair messy and wears sandals with a lab coat, his diver form appears as a gentlemanly cat.
Morimoto (Magnetic Rose, Extra, Beyond) is credited as chief supervisor on the anime, and Gonzo is producing the animation. Each episode will have a different director, one of whom will be Akira Nishimori (Zombie-Loan). Atsuhiro Tomioka (Ace Attorney, Zombie-Loan) is handling series composition, Hiroko Kazui is serving as design director, and Tadashi Oppata (Memories Off 2nd) is designing the characters. Ryūdai Abe (Spochan Taiketsu! ~Yōkai Daikessen~) is composing the music. Additional staff members include:
- Art setting: Tatsuya Sakai
- Art director: Sawako Takagi
- Color key: Toshie Suzuki, Yuko Sato
- CG director: Akine Nagamine
- Director of photography: Naoki Kitamura
- Editing: Akari Saitō
- Sound director: Yota Tsuruoka
The Art of 18 is a multimedia franchise that currently includes mobcast's 18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle (18: A Puzzle Connecting to You) "mysterious puzzle RPG" smartphone game. The game is already available for Android and iOS devices in Japan. GameSamba released an English version under the title 18: Dream World for Android in October and iOS in February.
The project also includes game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez, Lumines, Child of Eden) as another principal creator.
Source: Animate Times