Netflix Reveals Staff, Cast, Visuals for B: The Beginning Anime (Updated)

posted on by Karen Ressler
Spring 2018 premiere announced for anime 1st announced as Perfect Bones

Netflix announced the main staff, cast, and spring 2018 premiere for its upcoming B: The Beginning anime on Wednesday. In addition, Netflix revealed three visuals.

The series stars: (Note: Character name romanizations not confirmed.)

  • Hiroaki Hirata as Keith Kazama Flick
  • Yuuki Kaji as Koku
  • Asami Seto as Lily Hoshina
  • Hiroki Touchi as Eric Toga
  • Minoru Inaba as Boris Meier
  • Ami Koshimizu as Kaela Yoshinaga
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Brian Brandon
  • Shintaro Tanaka as Mario
  • Atsushi Goto as John Henry Richard
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Gilbert Ross
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Minazuki

As previously announced, Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill's animated segment, Moondrive, Parasite Dolls) and Production I.G are listed as the original creators. Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa (Little Busters!) are directing the series, and Nakazawa is also designing the characters and serving as key animation supervisor. Katsuya Ishida is writing the screenplay. Yoshihiro Ike (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Tiger & Bunny) is composing the music. Other staff members include:

  • Color Designer: Narumi Sakai
  • Art Supervisor: Takanori Tanaka
  • Editor: Junichi Uematsu

The show's theme song "The Perfect World" is a collaboration between Marty Friedman (song-arrange-guitar), KenKen (bass), and Koji Fujimoto (arrange-programming).

Netflix first unveiled the 12-episode series under the title Perfect Bones, but changed the title on its preview page. Netflix describes the story:

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.

Earlier plot descriptions for the series describe a future where scientists are aiming to create "perfect humans" to achieve world peace, but the new humans they create are kidnapped by an evil organization.

Update: Cast roles added via Animate Times. Thanks, Mia89.

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