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A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Anime's Promo Reveals Cast, Additional Staff, March 9 Debut

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Haruka Shiraishi, Yūsuke Kobayashi star in Netflix sci-fi action show from BONES

The official website for Netflix's original anime series A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- opened on Wednesday and began streaming the second promotional video. Both the website and the video reveal the anime's main cast, staff, and March 9 premiere.

The cast includes:

Haruka Shiraishi as Aiko Tachibana, a bright, cheerful girl

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Yûya Kanzaki, the male protagonist who transfers to Aiko's school

Ryōta Takeuchi as Daisuke Shinoyama, the divers' leader and Shiraishi's buddy

Ai Kayano as Maho Shiraishi, a diver and Shinoyama's buddy

Makoto Furukawa as Yoshihiko Sagami, a diver and Kazuki's buddy

Taishi Murata as Kazuki Minase, a diver and Sagami's buddy

Kaori Nazuka as Haruka Seri, a diver and Kaede's buddy

M.A.O as Kaede Misawa, a diver and Haruka's buddy

Toru Ohkawa as Susumu Kurose, an artificial life researcher assigned to the Kiryu Bioengineering Laboratory

Takehito Koyasu as Kyōsuke Isazu, the head of the Kiryu Hospital and Aiko's personal doctor

Atsuko Tanaka as Akiko Nanbara, the head of the Countermeasures Agency for Artificial Life Contamination (CAAC)

As previously announced, Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the science-fiction anime at the studio Bones (My Hero Academia, Eureka Seven). The newly announced staff members include Yuuichi Nomura (Comet Lucifer), who is in charge of the series scripts. Satoshi Ishino (Captain Earth, Date A Live, Excel Saga) is adapting the original character designs by Hanaharu Naruko (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) for animation, and also serving as chief animation director.

Tomoaki Okada (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarō), Takeshi Takakura (Aquarion, BBK/BRNK, Infinite Stratos), and Kazuhiro Miwa (Tokyo Ghoul) are credited for concept designs, mechanical designs, and matter designs, respectively. Junichi Higashi directed the art, and Reiko Iwasawa is the color key artist. Kōki Ōta directed the CGI.

Hikaru Fukuda is the director of photography. Kumiko Sakamoto is editing, and Taro Iwashiro (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is composing the music at Lantis. UTAMARO movement is producing the sound, and Jin Aketagawa is directing the sound with sound effects by Tomoji Furuya.

True is performing the opening theme song "A.I.C.O.", and main voice actress Haruka Shiraishi is performing the ending theme song "Michi no Kanata" (Unknown Beyond). The 2-CD original soundtrack, which includes both songs and background music, will go on sale on March 28.

Netflix describes the "bio science-fiction action" story:

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yûya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yûya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

The series will run for 12 episodes, and Netflix will stream it worldwide. Hiroaki Michiaki's manga adaptation of the anime launched in Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine on November 25.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Akiko Nanbara's image location corrected. Thanks, michaelnt123456

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