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Bandai Namco Unveils Sekkai Eightraid Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Details to debut on upcoming &CAST!!! app

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Monday that it is preparing a new anime titled Sekkai Eightraid. The company will lead up to the new anime with videos on "Eightraid Channel," a section of its upcoming interactive livestreaming app "&CAST!!!​," which has opened preregistration ahead of its launch this spring.

The lead cast includes:

Yoshinobu Sena as Asuma, the main character. He is a first year high school student.

Ayana Taketatsu as Erena, a first year high school student who lived in America for five years.

The staff will begin taking applications for open auditions for other voice roles in February.

Sena (Vampire Holmes) is also directing the anime. Live-action director Gō Ohara will direct the action scenes based on real actors using wires. Yuugen (Outbreak Company) and Rururu Kondoh (Ten Carat Torte!) are designing the characters, Kenji Andou (Tiger & Bunny) is designing the battleships and war machines, and Hiroyuki Maeda is designing the monsters. Tetsuya Kobayashi (Mitchiri Neko) is composing the music and Yasuyuki Konno (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero) is handling sound effects. Cucuri and Digital Network Animation are producing the animation.

The story takes place in a universe where countless parallel universes known exist. There is always a link — called "Prism" — connecting the modern world and these parallel worlds, and sometimes energy and substance comes through. One day, monsters known as "Eight" come from a parallel world and begin attacking. Humanity begins its counterattack using a power called "Skuld," which harnesses the power of tomorrow. The government gathers Skuld users into an army known as "Norn," but the Eight still wreak destruction over the years. Then, a boy named Asuma who can use an ancient weapon is discovered.

On the Eightraid Channel on &CAST!!!, director Sena will serve as the MC for the "Official Stream," which will host guests and share scenes from the anime and details on the production process. There will be opportunities for viewer participation, such as surveys. Another "Cast Stream" will allow users to cheer on "Eightraid Official Ambassadors" as they complete various tasks.

The Eightraid Channel will be one of several channels on &CAST!!!. The "Tales of Amassador Channel" will feature voice actor Chihiro Suzuki (Tales of the Abyss' Luke Fone Fabre) and other guests completing games with the help of viewers. The Mikimiko channel features sake brands personified as handsome men, Gakuen Shitsuji (School Butlers) features collaborations with real butler cafés, while ShareHouChu! features voice actor Toshiyuki Someya leading a share-house.

Bandai Namco Entertainment filed three trademarks for "Eightraid" last month.

Source: Social Game Info

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