Gonzo's 18if TV Anime's Video Shows Dream World

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for Koji Morimoto and Gonzo's 18if television anime began streaming the series' first promotional video on Friday. The video previews Haruto's journey in the dream world.

Gonzo also began streaming two more six-minute "18 Yume Sekai VR" (18 Dream World VR) 360° videos for mobcast's 18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle (18: A Puzzle Connecting to You) "mysterious puzzle RPG" smartphone game.

The anime's cast includes:

Nobunaga Shimazaki (Date A Live's Shido Itsuka) as Haruto Tsukishiro, a young man who wakes up in a dream world and sees a mysterious girl named Lily. He meets Kanzaki, learns of the existence of a witch, and gets involved in various incidents.

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.

Kaori Nazuka (Code Geass' Nunnally) as Lily, a girl only Haruto can see in his dreams. She often appears around him and calls him "big brother."

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 anime will premiere in July on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji. Funimation Entertainment has licensed the series.

The Art of 18 is a multimedia franchise that currently includes mobcast's 18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle 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.

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