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ISLAND Anime's Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

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Yukari Tamura performs opening theme for series premiering in July

The official website for the television anime of Frontwing and Prototype's ISLAND visual novel began streaming a new promotional video on Friday. While the video features the same footage and dialogue as a previous video streamed in March, the new video previews the show's opening theme song "Eien no Hitotsu" (Eternal One) by Yukari Tamura.

The anime will premiere in July, and Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.

The show stars:

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Setsuna Sanzenkai

Yukari Tamura as Rinne Ohara

Kana Asumi as Karen Kurutsu

Hibiku Yamamura as Sora Garandō

Rina Satō as Kuon Ohara

Takamasa Mogi as Tarō Harisu

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 Haikyō.

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

Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Sket Dance, Psychic Squad) is directing the series at studio feel. (Tsuki ga Kirei, Outbreak Company). Naruhisa Arakawa (Outbreak Company, MAOYU) is in charge of the series scripts, and Akiyuki Tateyama (Laid-Back Camp, Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear) is composing the music.

Asaka (Occultic;Nine, A Centaur's Life, Laid-Back Camp) is performing the ending theme song.

The game shipped for PC in Japan in April 2016 and for PlayStation Vita in February 2017. An English localization is slated for this year 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.

Ryuichiro Yamakawa produced the game. Yōsai Kūchū drew the original images and designed the characters. G.O. wrote the scenario.

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