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Tatsunoko's Infini-T Force Anime Reveals Character Designs

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime Expo to host show's world premiere in July

The staff of Tatsunoko Productions' Infini-T Force CG-animated television anime revealed the character designs for the four main characters, both in and out of costume, on Friday. The characters and cast members are as follows:

Tomokazu Seki as Gatchaman (G-1)/Ken Washio


Takahiro Sakurai as Tekkaman/Jōji Minami


Kenichi Suzumura as Polymar/Takeshi Yoroi


Sōma Saitō as Casshan/Tetsuya Azuma

The staff also announced that Los Angeles' Anime Expo convention will host the world premiere on July 1. Director Kiyotaka Suzuki and voice actor Tomokazu Seki will attend the screening.

The anime will premiere in Japan this October on NTV and other channels. The series will air as part of NTV's new "AnichU" one-hour programming block.

The project celebrates Tatsunoko Productions' 55th anniversary in October 2017. The anime will feature the heroes from four earlier Tatsunoko Productions anime: Tekkaman, the Space Knight, Casshan (Casshern), Gatchaman, and Hurricane Polymar.

Suzuki (Psycho-Pass 2) is directing the anime at Digital Frontier (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children), and Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga) is supervising the anime's scripts. Manga creator Oh! great (Tenjo Tenge, Air Gear) designed the original character concepts. Keiichi Satou (The Big O, Ninja Resurrection) is in charge of the original hero design concepts, and Koji Nakakita (Gatchaman Crowds, Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova) is in charge of suit and mechanical designs.

The Infini-T Force anime will have a different story from an earlier Infini-T Force ~Mirai no Byōsen~ (Infini-T Force: Writing Line of the Future) manga by Ukyō Kodachi (Boruto, Naruto - Gaara Hiden: Sajingensō novel). The manga launched in the December 2015 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine. Kodachi is writing the story, and Tatsuma Ejiri (P2! - Let's Play Pingpong!, World 4u_) is illustrating the series. Shogakukan published the third volume on April 5.

The story of the original manga begins when a girl named Emi uses a pencil that can grant any wish. Emi gets caught up in the robbery of a convenience store, and her life is in danger. She uses the pencil to wish for a "hero that will save everyone." Four heroes appear in response to Emi's wish to change the course of the future.

Tatsunoko Productions' 55th anniversary celebration also includes live-action Hurricane Polymar film and its new Time Bokan 24 television anime.

[Via Mantan Web, Anime! Anime!]


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