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Tatsunoko's Infini-T Force Anime Reveals 5 More Characters, Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Tatsunoko Productions revealed five more characters and cast members for its Infini-T Force CG-animated television anime on Wednesday. The anime's staff also revealed designs for the new characters.

Ai Kayano as Emi Kaido, a high school girl living in modern-day Shibuya, Tokyo. She has no interest in anything and always has a cold attitude. Her behavior keeps other people away.

Atsushi Ono as Z, a mysterious man who is involved in secret dealings behind strange events that are happening around the world. His true nature is completely unknown, and he is known as the last letter of the alphabet "Z."

Hiroki Yasumoto as Raja Kaan, a giant who is more than three meters (about 10 feet) tall. He has the form of an ugly monster.

Daisuke Hirakawa as Damian Gray, a man completely wrapped up in flashy visual-kei fashion. His characteristic way of speaking mixes foreign languages.

Kana Hanazawa as Belle Lynn, a woman whose extremely powerful combat strength is impossible to guess from her beautiful appearance.

Previously revealed cast members are:

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 announced earlier this month that Los Angeles' Anime Expo convention will host the anime's 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. Udon Entertainment announced on Wednesday that is has licensed the series, and a limited edition of the first volume will be available at Anime Expo.

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.

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