ISLAND Anime Reveals Main Staff
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime of Frontwing and Prototype's ISLAND visual novel revealed the main staff for the anime on Monday. Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Frame Arms Girl) is directing the series, Naruhisa Arakawa (Outbreak Company, Kingdom) is handling the series composition, and Kōsuke Kawamura (Frame Arms Girl, OniAi) is designing the characters. Akiyuki Tateyama (Laid-Back Camp, Shimoneta) is composing the music and MAGES is producing the music.
The anime will premiere this year.
The anime's cast includes:
Kana Asumi as Karen Kurutsu
Hibiku Yamamura as Sora Garandō
While Tamura and Asumi are reprising their roles from the game, Yamamura replaced Rie Murakawa as Sora Garandō due to a disagreement between the show's production committee and Murakawa's agency Haikyo.
Frontwing and Prototype have not yet revealed the voice actor for the male protagonist Setsuna Sanzenkai (pictured below).
The game shipped for PC in Japan in April 2016 and for PlayStation Vita in February 2017. 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:
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.