Karada Sagashi Net Anime Casts Tamaki Orie, Aimi Tanaka, More

posted on by Karen Ressler
7 cast members added for anime premiering July 31

The official website for the net anime adaptation of author Welzard and illustrator Katsutoshi Murase's Karada Sagashi (Body Search) manga announced additional cast members on Friday. The new cast includes:

Kana Asumi and Takuya Eguchi will star as Asuka Morisaki and Takahiro Ise, respectively.

The anime will premiere on July 31 on Production I.G's new Tate Anime (Vertical Anime) app. The app offers short (about three-minute) anime that update every weekday, and each series has 10 episodes. The new anime are presented vertically for smartphones. The app is aimed at people who do not have time to watch television or do not own a television.

Welzard and Murase launched the manga in September 2014, and Shueisha will publish the 13th compiled volume on May 2.

The manga is based on Welzard's cellphone novel of the same name, which launched on the Keitai Shōsetsu Noichigo site in 2013. The novel centers on Asuka, a high school student who sees the apparition of a dead student named Haruka, asking Asuka to find her body. As the story progresses, Asuka and her friends attempt to find the eight scattered pieces of Haruka's corpse in the school, and learn more about the Red Person that is hunting them as they do so. The Red Person hunts students who are alone at school to kill them, and until they exit the school gates, the Red Person will keep appearing before them. When the Red Person kills a student, it scatters the student's body into eight pieces, and tasks another person to find the pieces in the school. If Asuka fails to find Haruka's body, the day will keep repeating and she and her friends will keep dying until they do.

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