Beatless Anime Casts Hiroshi Kamiya, Kana Hanazawa

posted on 2018-02-20 09:19 EST by Jennifer Sherman
New characters debut in 6th episode on February 26

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Satoshi Hase and redjuice's Beatless novel revealed two new characters and cast members on Tuesday. The characters will debut in the anime's sixth episode on February 26.

Hiroshi Kamiya as Ginga Watarai, the head of Memeframe Corporation's research planning.

Kana Hanazawa as Mika Tsutsumi, the mobilization management program planning division's head at Memeframe Corporation.

The website also revealed character designs for Erika Burroughs (voiced by Emiri Suyama).

The anime aired an "Intermission" recap episodes on February 16, and another recap episode will air on March 23. The episodes will look back on the events, characters, and the world of the anime.

The anime premiered on January 12 on MBS and TBS, and on January 13 on BS-TBS, and airs in the "Animeism" programming block. Amazon is exclusively streaming titles from the Animeism block to 200 countries through its Amazon Prime Video service.

Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Expelled From Paradise, Concrete Revolutio) is directing the anime at diomedea. Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Rewrite, Eromanga Sensei) and Go Zappa (Koihime Musō, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Blend S) are in charge of series composition. Hiroko Yaguchi (Un-Go, Aikatsu!) is designing the characters based on redjuice's original designs. Narasaki and kz (livetune) are composing the show's music.

GARNiDELiA is performing the opening theme song "Error," and ClariS is performing the ending theme song "PRIMALove."

Tokyo Otaku Mode serialized English translations of the novel in 2014, and it describes the novel:

With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision...

Hase serialized the novel in Newtype in 2012. The artist redjuice (Guilty Crown, The Empire of Corpses, Genocidal Organ, Harmony character designs) provided the illustrations for the original novel, and WIT Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus' Bride) and animator Satoshi Kadowaki (chief animation director for Guilty Crown and Attack on Titan) provided "animation versions" of the illustrations for the English version.

The novel inspired the Ptolemy's Singularity manga spinoff by Gun Snark (Attack on Titan: No Regrets) and Mitsuru Ohsaki (Onimusha: Night of Genesis) that launched on Kadokawa's Famitsu Comic Clear website in 2014, and is ongoing. Kadokawa published the manga's fifth volume on January 15.

The original novel also inspired a manga adaptation by Kagura Uguisu in Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine. The manga launched in 2012 and ended in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie

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