Sora to Umi no Aida Anime's Staff, Cast, October Premiere Revealed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A stage event at AnimeJapan 2018 for ForwardWorks' Sora to Umi no Aida (The Space Between the Sky and the Sea) smartphone game on Saturday revealed the staff and October premiere for the game's television anime adaptation.
Atsushi Nigorikawa (Anime De Training! Ex, Love Tyrant) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, and Takashi Yamada (Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, Ashita no Nadja, Danchi Tomoo) is in charge of series composition. Shuuhei Yamamoto (Anime De Training! Ex, Battle Girl High School) is drawing the animation character designs based on Kazuyuki Ueda's original designs. Kurō Ishihara is the mechanical designer.
The staff also revealed the character design sheets for the anime. The game's voice actresses are reprising their roles for the anime.
Rika Tachibana as Namino Murakami
Honoka Inoue as Rubi Azumi
Momoko Suzuki as Maiko Sakura
Maori Komeno as Makiko Maki
Ai Kōsaka as Makoto Mitsurugi
The smartphone game debuted in Japan last September, and later debuted in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
The project is ForwardWorks' first original IP and includes a smartphone game, radio program, manga, television anime, novel, and stage performances. Sakura Wars creator Ouji Hiroi is credited with the original work and is serving as general manager for the project. Bekkourico is drawing the manga titled Sora to Umi no Aida, which debuted in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine last November. Masashi Takimoto wrote the Sora to Umi no Aida Hajimari no Monogatari (The Space Between the Sky and Sea Origin Story) novel that Dengeki Game Bunko published last fall.
The story is set in Onomichi, Hiroshima in the year 20XX. Fish disappear from the sea around the world and only whales live in the ocean. The Ministry of Fishery decides to set up giant experimental Universe Fish Tanks in space. The Onomichi Universe Fishery Union is established and begins to train space fishermen. Female fishermen are in demand due to the strengthening of an equal employment law for men and women. Six new female space fishermen are selected, and the story centers on supporting their growth.
The game has both a story mode and a space fishing mode. The full-voice story mode has both a "Main Story" and "Cadet Stories" of the six girls. In the space fishing mode, players risk their lives to fish for vicious space fish together with a guardian deity.