News ISLAND TV Anime Casts Rina Satou, Takamasa Mogi
posted on 2018-05-18 09:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Frontwing and Prototype's ISLAND visual novel revealed on Friday that Rina Satou will play Rinne Ohara's mother Kuon Ohara, and Takamasa Mogi will play policeman Tarō Harisu. Both Satou and Mogi are reprising their roles from the game. The website also revealed character designs for both characters.
Rina Satou as Kuon Ohara
Takamasa Mogi as Tarō Harisu
The anime's previously announced cast includes:
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Setsuna Sanzenkai
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.
The anime will also have the following original characters who are not present in the game:
Yui Nakajima as Mei Tandori
Tomoyo Takayanagi as An Hatoma
Takako Tanaka as Emiri Sunada
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.
Source: Comic Natalie