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Karada Sagashi Net Anime Posts Teaser on Premiere Day

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime premiered on Monday on Production I.G's Tate Anime app

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel began streaming a teaser video for for the net anime adaptation of author Welzard and illustrator Katsutoshi Murase's Karada Sagashi (Body Search) manga on Monday. The video commemorates the anime's launch on Monday.

The anime premiered on Monday 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.

The cast includes:

  • Kana Asumi as Asuka Morisaki
  • Takuya Eguchi as Takahiro Ise
  • Tamaki Orie as Haruka Mikami
  • Aimi Tanaka as the Red Person
  • Reina Aoyama as Rumiko Hiiragi
  • Kōtarō Nishiyama as Shōta Uranishi
  • Madoka Asahina as Rie Naruto
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Kenji Sugimoto
  • Aoi Koga as school announcer

Welzard and Murase launched the manga in September 2014, and Shueisha will publish the 14th compiled volume on August 4.

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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