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Steins;Gate 0 Anime Reveals New Key, Character Visuals

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV anime adapting game premieres on April 11

The official website for the Steins;Gate 0 anime revealed a key visual, new character visuals, and cast members returning from the original game on Friday. The key visual features the new characters appearing in the franchise's anime for the first time.

Ayano Yamamoto as Nae Tennōji

Mariko Honda as Katsumi Nakase

Hina Kino as Kaede Kurushima

Yōji Ueda as Alexis Leskinen

Maya Nishimura as Judy Reyes

Yamamoto is reprising her role as Nae from the previous television anime and film. However, the other four characters above are making their anime debut in the upcoming series, and the cast are reprising their roles from the Steins;Gate 0 game.

The anime's returning cast includes:

Mamoru Miyano as Rintarō Okabe

Kana Hanazawa as Mayuri Shiina

Tomokazu Seki as Itaru "Daru" Hashida

Asami Imai as Kurisu Makise

Saori Gotō as Moeka Kiryū

Yū Kobayashi as Luka Urushibara

Halko Momoi as Faris Nyan-nyan

Yukari Tamura as Suzuha Amane

Sayuri Yahagi as Maho Hiyajō

Megumi Han as Kagari Shiina

Yukari Tamura as Yuki Amane

Steins;Gate 0 will premiere on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and TV Q Kyuushuu on April 11, and it will also air on AT-X, BS11, and Tochigi TV. AbemaTV wll stream the series beginning on April 11. Retailers Sofmap and Neowing are listing the series with 23 broadcast episodes and one unaired episode that will ship on home video.

The anime adapts the game of the same name, and all of the cast members are reprising their roles from previous games and anime. PQube released the Steins;Gate 0 game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America in November 2016.

Kenichi Kawamura (Qualidea Code, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) is directing the anime at White Fox (Girls' Last Tour, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-). Jukki Hanada (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Nichijō) is returning from the previous anime to be in charge of series composition. Tomoshige Inayoshi (Buddy Complex, Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes), who was an episode animation director for the first television anime, is designing the characters based on huke's original designs.

Kanako Itou is singing the opening theme song "Fatima," and rock band Zwei is performing the ending theme song "Last Game."

Kadokawa revealed the anime as part of the "Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018 Project" in July. The company also revealed a key visual for the project.

Taka Himeno launched a manga adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 on August 4. A novel adaptation will also launch under Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko imprint.

Steins;Gate 0, a follow-up game to the original Steins;Gate game, was initially announced in March 2015 with an anime adaptation in the works, but no details on the anime had been announced since. A previous rebroadcast of the original Steins;Gate anime took an alternate route toward the Steins;Gate 0 story in December 2015, the same month the game debuted in Japan.

Production company Mages. announced the upcoming game Steins;Gate Elite, a major update of the original Steins;Gate game with new elements, in May. The game replaces scenes in the original visual novel with scenes from the anime adaptation. The game was originally slated for March 15 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan, but it has been delayed to a general 2018 release date.

Set in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the original game follows Rintarō Okabe as he changes fate by traveling between different world lines. The game inspired a 2011 television anime, as well as the Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu sequel, and the Steins;Gate 0 game. The game franchise has more than 1 million copies in print.

Source: Comic Natalie

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