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Penguin Research Performs Theme, Insert Song for Zoids Wild Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premieres on July 7

The official Twitter account for the Penguin Research rock band (Durarara!!×2 Ketsu, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, ReLIFE) announced on Friday that the group will perform the insert song "Wild Blue" and the ending theme song "Shōnen no Boku e" for the Zoids Wild anime.

The anime will premiere on July 7 and will air on MBS and TBS on Saturdays at 6:30 a.m.

The show stars:

Kensho Ono as Arashi, a member of the Freedom group. Arashi's Zoid is the Wild Liger, a Lion type.

Takahiro Sakurai as Bacon, a member of the Supreme group. Bacon's Zoid is a Sabre-toothed Tiger type.

Mikako Komatsu as Penne, a member of the Freedom group. Penne's Zoid is a Scorpion type.

Etsuko Kozakura as Onigiri, a member of the Freedom group. Onigiri's Zoid is a Proganochelys type.

Subaru Kimura as Gyoza, a member of the Freedom group.

Kaito Ishikawa as Drake, a member of the Death Metal Empire. His Zoid is Gil Raptor, a Deinonychus type.

Ami Koshimizu as Sauce, the lone female member of the Supreme group who often serves as the mediator of the group.

Takara Tomy hasn't yet revealed the Zoid design for Gyoza's Zoid.

Other characters include Caviar, a member of the Death Metal Empire. Caviar's Zoid is a Sarcosuchus type.

Norihiko Sudo (Kenyū Densetsu Yaiba, ToHeart2, Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl) is directing the anime at Oriental Light and Magic. Mitsutaka Hirota (Sweetness & Lightning, The Prince of Tennis II, Anime-Gataris) is in charge of the series scripts. Yūki Matsuoka (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Beyblade: Metal Fury) is serving as sound director and Noriyuki Asakura (Knights of Sidonia, Rurouni Kenshin) is composing the music.

The Zoids Wild project also includes a new manga that launched in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comic magazine on April 13, a new model kit line that will launch with the 3,000-yen (about $30) "ZW01 Wild Liger" and "ZW02 Gil Raptor" model kits in June, and a Nintendo Switch game. The Zoids Wild franchise will also have an exclusive smartphone app that can be used to take pictures or footage of Zoids model kits, edit them, and then upload them to social media sites and video sites.

Sources: Penguin Research's Twitter, Music Natalie


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