Double Decker! Anime's Video Previews Lead Actors' Voice Acting

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Tiger & Bunny 2018 anime project centers on detective partners

The official website for Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, an anime series that is "one part" of the "new Tiger & Bunny animation project," began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Monday. The video previews the voice acting for the two main characters. (Note: The Youtube video in the link above is region-locked to Japan.)

The "buddy series" anime will premiere this year. The series will follow a two-man detective team: one who is a veteran and one who is a rookie.

The anime will star Satoshi Mikami (Durarara!!×2's Sloan, Record of Grancrest War's Aubest Meletes) as Douglas "Doug" Bilingam (pictured left above), and Kōhei Amasaki (Mob Psycho 100's Takeshi Hoshino, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' Takaki Uno) as Kirill Vrubel (pictured right).

Joji Furuta (Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments director, episode director and storyboarder on original Tiger & Bunny series) is directing the series at Sunrise. Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster Girls) is in charge of series production, and Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny, One-Punch Man, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is returning to oversee the series scripts. Manga creator Masakazu Katsura (Zetman) is returning to design the main characters, and Norihiro Itagaki is returning from the Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- and Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning films to handle the animation character design. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Death Parade) is composing the music.

Keiichi Satō, the director of the original Tiger & Bunny television anime, confirmed in January that he is not involved in the project. Yoshitomo Yonetani, director of the Tiger & Bunny anime films, also confirmed in January that he is not involved.

The original television anime series centers around heroes for hire — super powered beings known as NEXT who wear sponsor logos while fighting crime on live television. The 2011 anime series spawned two anime movies: Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning in 2012 and Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- in 2014. Viz Media released the television series, the films, and the tie-in manga in North America.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video.

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