Crunchyroll Announces RErideD, Double Decker, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Radiant Anime for Fall
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Crunchyroll announced during its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it will stream the Music Girls anime this summer and the RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time, Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and Radiant anime this fall.
Music Girls will premiere on AT-X on Friday at 11:00 p.m., before later airing on Tokyo MX and BS11 on Saturday late at night. AsianCrush is also streaming the series.
The anime is based on the anime short that Studio DEEN produced for the Anime Mirai 2015 project. The story follows the protagonist Hanako Yamadaki when she encounters the obscure, low-selling 11-member "C-list" idol unit Ongaku Shōjo. Their producer Ikehashi thinks the unit needs a new member. Together, Ongaku Shōjo and Hanako strive for the top of the music world.
Yukio Nishimoto (Animal Yokocho, Najica Blitz Tactics, The Galaxy Railways) is directing the television anime at Studio DEEN. Deko Akao (After the Rain, Amanchu!, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Flying Witch, Noragami) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Momoka Komatsu is adapting the original character designs by Matsuri Santa for animation. King Records is producing the music.
Kadokawa revealed the RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time anime in March after first announcing the anime under the title "Project D." Crunchyroll is co-producing the anime, and confirmed that it will premiere it in October.
Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Armitage III: Poly-Matrix, Selector Infected Wixoss) is directing the anime at Geek Toys, and illustrator Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei) is designing the characters.
The anime's official website describes the story:
The year is 2050. A young engineer named Derrida Yvain became famous thanks to his contribution to the development of the "Autonomous Machine DZ" at Rebuild, the manufacturing company founded by his father. One day, Derrida and his colleague Nathan discover a flaw in the DZs and try to warn their boss, but are ignored. Although Derrida and Nathan are aware of the danger, they reluctantly decide to put off taking any measures, and instead go to Nathan's daughter Mage's birthday party. The next day, after enjoying a peaceful day, Derrida and Nathan are suddenly attacked by unknown forces. At the end of the escape, Derrida falls into a cold sleep machine and 10 years later, he wakes up to a devastated world in the middle of a war. While Derrida is attacked by a group of out of control DZs, he almost gives up, but he recall's Nathan's last words.
"Take care of Mage."
Despite the harsh fate that has fallen upon him, Derrida sets off to seek Mage.
Beyond the time, we reunite — this is the story of a journey for hope.
The cast includes Kensho Ono as Derrida Yvain, Himika Akaneya as Yuri Dietrich, and M.A.O as Mage Bilstein.
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, and Kōhei Amasaki (Mob Psycho 100's Takeshi Hoshino, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' Takaki Uno) as Kirill Vrubel.
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.
The television anime of author Fuse and artist Mitz Vah's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken or Regarding Reincarnated to Slime) light novel series will premiere this fall, and will run for two cours or half a year.
Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier, Busou Shinki) is directing the anime at 8 bit, with Atsushi Nakayama (Absolute Duo) as assistant director. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Girls' Last Tour, Recovery of an MMO Junkie) is in charge of series composition. Ryouma Ebata (Busou Shinki, Magical Warfare) is adapting the character designs for animation. Takahiro Kishida (Spring and Chaos, Serial Experiments Lain, Knight's & Magic) is in charge of monster design. Elements Garden is composing the music.
Yen Press licensed the novel series, and it describes the story:
Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!
The television anime of Tony Valente's French comic Radiant will premiere on NHK's ETV channel this October. Crunchyroll confirmed that its stream will also premiere in October. The anime will have 21 episodes, each 24 minutes and 30 seconds long.
Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Persona 4: The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is directing the anime at Lerche, while Daisei Fukuoka (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc, Yuki Yuna is A Hero Season 2) is credited as series director. Makoto Uezu (Humanity Has Declined, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Scum's Wish) is in charge of the series scripts. Nozomi Kawano is designing the characters, and Masato Koda (KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova) is composing the music.
The story follows Seth, a boy who seeks to become a great magician, and a group of witches who seek to travel to the Radiant. Radiant is a mythical land that spawns monsters called "Néméses" which fall to the world from the sky. While traveling, they are also hunted by The Inquisition.
Source: Email correspondence with Crunchyroll, Crunchyroll Anime Expo panel (Zac Bertschy)