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ISLAND Anime Casts Yui Nakajima, Tomoyo Takayanagi, Takako Tanaka as New Characters

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Cast for male protagonist to be announced next weekend

The official website for the television anime of Frontwing and Prototype's ISLAND visual novel revealed character visuals for the anime's new original characters on Friday.

Yui Nakajima as Mei Tandori

Tomoyo Takayanagi as An Hatoma

Takako Tanaka as Emiri Sunada

The anime will have a stage event at the AnimeJapan event on March 24. Kana Asumi will appear with Nakajima, Takayanagi, and Tanaka at the event. The anime's staff will also announce the voice cast for the male protagonist Setsuna Sanzenkai at the event.

The anime's previously announced cast includes:

Yukari Tamura as Rinne Ohara

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.

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.

Tamura is performing the anime's opening theme song while Asaka (Occultic;Nine, A Centaur's Life, Laid-Back Camp) is performing the ending theme song.

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.

Source: Dengeki Online

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