Infini-T Force Anime Gets Movie in February 2018
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Tatsunoko Productions revealed on Thursday that an anime film is in the works for its Infini-T Force CG-animated television anime. The tentatively titled Gekijōban Infini-T Force film will open in Japan in February 2018. Tomokazu Seki, Takahiro Sakurai, Kenichi Suzumura, and Sōma Saitō will reprise their roles for the film. Shochiku is distributing the film.
The television series will premiere on October 3 at 25:59 (effectively October 4 at 1:59 a.m.) on NTV. The show will air as part of NTV's new "AnichU" one-hour programming block. The series will also air on YTV, Sapporo TV, Shizuoka Daiichi TV, Hiroshima TV, and Fukuoka Broadcasting starting in October. The anime will stream in Japan only on Hulu.
The television series had its world premiere at Anime Expo last month.
The show stars:
Takahiro Sakurai as Tekkaman/Jōji Minami
Kenichi Suzumura as Polymar/Takeshi Yoroi
Sōma Saitō as Casshan/Tetsuya Azuma
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.
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.
Kiyotaka 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 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). Udon Entertainment is releasing the manga.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web