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ISLAND Visual Novel's TV Anime Confirms Returning Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime in production at studio feel.

Frontwing and Prototype opened an official teaser website for the television anime adaptation of their ISLAND visual novel on Friday. The website revealed a key visual and confirmed the main cast. It also announced that studio feel. (Tsuki ga Kirei, Outbreak Company) is producing the animation.

The cast members for the three lead female characters are returning from the game.

Yukari Tamura as Rinne Ohara

Kana Asumi as Karen Kurutsu

Rie Murakawa as Sora Garandō

The voice actor for the male protagonist Setsuna Sanzenkai (pictured below) has not yet been revealed.

The anime will premiere in 2018. Frontwing will debut a promotional video at Winter Comic Market on December 29.

The game shipped for PC in Japan in April 2016 and for PlayStation Vita on February 23. An English localization is slated for 2018 to coordinate with the anime. Naoya Yao launched a manga adaptation of the game on Simsum Media Co., Ltd.'s Cosplay Channel magazine in April 2016.

Frontwing describes the game as follows:

Urashima, an island far from the mainland. The people who live there lead carefree lives. But five years ago, the island's three great families suffered a series of misfortunes, and succumbed to suspicion. The people of the island cut off all contact with the mainland, and began a slow decline. The key to saving the island lies in three girls who belong to the three families. But they are bound by old traditions, and are conflicted. On that island, a lone man washes ashore. The man claims to be from the future, and he begins a solitary struggle to change the island's fate.

In the game's world, the island is closed off to outside contact due to a local disease known as "Baimonbyō" (Soot Crest Sickness) that was transmitted from the mainland. On the island, there is a legend of a tragic love between a boy named Setsuna, and a girl named Rinne. With the appearance of two individuals bearing the same name, the islanders ponder the legend's significance.

Ryuichiro Yamakawa produced the game. Yōsai Kūchū drew the original images and designed the characters. G.O. wrote the scenario.

Source: Animate Times

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