Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer Creator's New Work is 'Planet With' Anime, Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga creator Satoshi Mizukami (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, Spirit Circle) announced a new original mecha anime and manga project titled Planet With on Friday. Mizukami said that the project is based on a concept he began working on four years ago, and that he has drawn 1,074 pages of manga storyboards for the project. The below video previews some of the storyboards.
The anime will premiere this year. The above image is a visual for the anime. Mizukami will draw the manga, and it will launch in the June issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine on April 28. The magazine had previously hinted in December that Mizukami was working on a new "large-scale" science-fiction series that would debut in April. The below image is a visual for the manga.
The anime's cast includes: (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.)
- Atsushi Abe as Sōya Kuroi
- Sayaka Harada as Nozomi Takamagahara
- Shiori Izawa as Ginko Kuroi
- Saori Goto as Kogane Shiraishi
- Yuichiro Umehara as Hideo Torai
- Hitomi Ohwada as Miwa Inaba
- Mai Fuchigami as Harumi Kumashiro
- Shinsuke Sugawara as Seigi Nezuya
- Shizuka Ishigami as Kureha Takatori
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yōsuke Hitsujitani
Mizukami has Tweeted some character designs for the project, seen below. Mizukami did not specify the characters' names.
Youhei Suzuki (Aki no Kanade, Urara Meirocho, Sword Oratoria) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff, and Mizukami is credited for series composition for the anime, as well as storyboards and the original script draft. Kazunori Iwakura (Rune Soldier, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Alice & Zoroku) is designing the characters for animation. Yoshitsune Izuna (Gad Guard, Diebuster) and Yasuyoshi Uetsu (Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Triage X) are the mechanical designers. Tsuyoshi Isomoto is the prop designer. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Kōhei Tanaka is composing the music.
A figure is already under development for the project. The figure's 3D model is shown below.
Mizukami drew and wrote the Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer manga, which launched in Young King Ours magazine in April 2005, and ended in 2010. JManga once carried the manga, and Seven Seas Entertainment later licensed and released the manga in print in North America. Crunchyroll also published the manga digitally.
Mizukami launched his Spirit Circle manga in Young King Ours in May 2012, and ended the series in March 2016. Shonengahosha shipped the sixth and final compiled volume in June 2016. Crunchyroll began simultaneous publication of the manga in 2014, and Seven Seas Entertainment released the manga's second volume on January 9.
Mizukami recently ended his Nihonmatsu Kyōdai to Mokuzō Keikoku no Bōken manga in December.
Source: Comic Natalie
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