MAPPA Reveals Original TV Anime Vanishing Line for October Premiere

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Riddle Story of Devil head writer, Afro Samurai artist depict man & woman unraveling conspiracy threatening city

Animation studio Mappa announced on Monday that it is producing an original television anime titled Vanishing Line that will premiere in October. The anime's official website is streaming a teaser video.

The blurb in the poster visual below reads, "That's the future, linked to the past."

The anime's story is set in a prosperous city named Russell City. Even as the city celebrates its success, a conspiracy that threatens to shake its world has been set in motion. A man named Sword is the first to hear the earliest stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the keyword "El Dorado." He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her older brother who left her with only a message with the same word: "El Dorado." With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the word, and work together to find out its meaning.

The cast includes:

  • Tomokazu Seki as Sword, the main character
  • Rie Kugimiya as Sophie, the heroine
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Rook, Sword's partner
  • Ami Koshimizu as Gina, a mysterious woman

Seong Ho Park (Terror in Resonance, Yuri!!! on Ice key animator) is making his directorial debut at MAPPA. Kiyoko Yoshimura (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Riddle Story of Devil) is in charge of series scripts. Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, X-Men) is designing the characters, and Tomohiro Kishi (My Little Monster, 91 Days) is designing those character for animation. Monaca (Wake Up, Girls!, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is composing the music.

Source: Animate Times

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