Libra of Nil Admirari Anime Reveals Narrator, April 1 Premiere
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Nil Admirari no Tenbin (Libra of Nil Admirari), the television anime of Idea Factory and Otomate's Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan romance game, revealed the anime's narrator and April 1 premiere date on Saturday.
Hiro Shimono will narrate the anime. Shimono will also perform the anime's ending theme song "Black Thunder."
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and Sun TV on April 1 at 10:00 p.m. and 11:30, respectively. It will also air on BS Fuji on April 3 at 12:00 a.m. (effectively April 4 morning). The site is listing the anime's Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video releases in Japan with 12 episodes. The home video releases will have four volumes that will ship one volume every month from June to September.
The anime stars:
Juri Kimura as Tsugumi Kuze (the default name of the unvoiced protagonist in the original game)
Ayumu Murase as Hitaki Kuze, the protagonist's little brother and would-be male heir in the game
Rio Natsuki as Shiori Tokimiya, the search party head for the Imperial Library Information Assets Management Bureau in the game
Norio Kobayashi as Keizaburō Ōchi, the Kuze family's servant responsible for the protagonist and Hitaki in the game
Yuuki Kaji as Hayato Ozaki
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Akira Kōgami
Ryota Ohsaka as Hisui Hoshikawa
Ryohei Kimura as Shōgo Ukai
Kenichi Suzumura as Shizuru Migiwa
Takahiro Sakurai as Rui Sagisawa
The additional cast members include:
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Yutaka Nabari
- Eiji Miyashita as Kuina
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Motofumi Mashiko
- Junya Enoki as Tarō Tsubameno
- Daichi Endō as Takashi Shiginuma
- Akane Sanada as Shōko Shiginuma
- Minami Takahashi as Koruri Masaki
- Kentarou Tone as Takuma Yoshikiri
- Makoto Ishii as Tōichiro Sasagoi
- Masakazu Nishida as Arata Kijitani
- Seirou Ogino as Shirō Mozuyama
- Akito Sakuragi as Hideki Owase
Masahiro Takata (Super Seisyun Brothers director, Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys episode director) is directing the anime at studio Zero-G. Tomoko Konparu (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000% all four seasons, Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You both seasons) is overseeing the series scripts, and Yukie Sako (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal first two seasons) is designing the characters. Tomoki Hasegawa (NANA, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei) is composing the music at Pony Canyon.
Kradness is performing the opening theme song "Tandeki Miragism."
The story of the game is set in the Taisho Era at the beginning of the 20th century — except the era did not end in 15 years (as it did in real life) but lasted 25 years. To protect her family who fell from their former glory, a girl decides to marry a man whose name she does not even know. However, before she does, her little brother commits suicide in a mysterious fire, with an old book in hand.
The Imperial Library Information Assets Management Bureau — also known as "Fukurō" — then appears before the confused girl. According to the Fukurō, there exists books called Maremono, which exert a great influence on those who read it. Moreover, the girl gained the ability to see an "Aura" due to the incident with her brother. Despite her confusion, the girl chooses to leave the "birdcage" of her former life.
Otomate released the original game in April 2016. The company developed a sequel titled Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Kuroyuri Enyōtan that shipped last September. Satoi and Yuma Katagiri returned as illustrator and scenario writer, respectively.