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Release the Spyce Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Theme Song Artists

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shizuka Itou, Risa Taneda, Aina Suzuki, Saori Hayami join cast of October anime

The official Twitter account for the original anime series Release the Spyce revealed additional cast members for the anime on Wednesday. The new characters are all members of Mōryō, a crime syndicate which has a long connection to Tsukikage.

Shizuka Itou as Bunchō no Onna (Sparrow Woman), Mōryō's boss. Her true appearance always remains hidden, and is surrounded in mystery. She keeps a pet Java sparrow named Chicchi.

Risa Taneda as Theresia, a woman whose silver hair and blue eyes leave a lasting impression. She assists the Sparrow Woman.

Aina Suzuki as Byakko, whose childish appearance belies her true strength. But what is the secret behind that strength?

Saori Hayami as Dolte, a renowned mercenary, and a narcissist.

The anime's official website also revealed that Yukari Anzai, Manami Numakura, Aya Suzaki, Akane Fujita, Aya Uchida, and Yuri Noguchi will perform the opening theme song "Supatto! Spy & Spice" and the ending theme song "Hide & Seek" as their respective characters, under the group name Tsukikage. The site is streaming a preview for both songs.

The anime will premiere on MBS on October 6 at 26:38 (effectively October 7 at 2:38 a.m.). The series will then debut on Tokyo MX on October 7 at 11:30 p.m. and on BS11 at 25:00 (effectively October 8 at 1:00 a.m.).

The cast stars:

Yukari Anzai as Momo Minamoto, a second-year high school student who loves her teacher Yuki. She has a mysterious ability where she can discern the physical condition of others.

Manami Numakura as Yuki Hanzōmon, Momo's teacher. She is a talented spy and a third-year high school student. She's strict with herself and others, but can be too severe.

Aya Suzaki as Mei Yachiyo, a bubbly second-year high school student who is Fu's teacher. She loves old spy movies.

Akane Fujita as Fū Sagami, a first-year high school student who is Mei's student and roommate. She escaped poverty and became a spy, and has more ambition to rise than anyone else.

Aya Uchida as Hatsume Aoba, Goe's teacher and Yuki's childhood friend and classmate. She has invented many secret weapons.

Yuri Noguchi as Goe Ishikawa, Hatsume's student, and Momo and Mei's classmate. In spite of her appearance, she likes animals and plushies.

The anime's story begins with a lone high school girl named Momo, attending a high school in the city of Sorasaki. Unbeknownst to everyone, Momo is an agent who works for the private intelligence agency Tsukikage, that protects the city and its people. Under the tutelage of her senior Yuki, and her other friends, they keep the peace in the city.

The project is a collaboration between Yuruyuri manga creator Namori as original character designer and Yuki Yuna Is a Hero creator Takahiro for the original concept and series composition. The anime marks Akira Satou's directorial debut at Lay-duce. Satoshi Ishino is adapting Namori's characters for animation. SORASAKI.F is credited for the original work.

Additional staff includes:

  • Sub-Character Design: Kazutoshi Inoue, Ryōsuke Habu
  • Art Design: Kazushige Kanehira
  • Artworks: Tensai Okamura
  • Prop Design: Takashi Akaishizawa
  • Key Animators: Shōhei Nishijima, Hiromi Niwa, Michiko Asada
  • Art Director: Taichi Shishido
  • Color Design, Reiko Iwasawa
  • Director of Photography: Yuuichirou Nagata/Asahi Production
  • CG Director: Gōichi Sakamoto/Apparition Labo
  • Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka/Jay Film
  • Music: Ryōhei Sataka (Hifumi,inc.)
  • Music Production: Pony Canyon
  • Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
  • Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO

The anime is also inspiring a manga adaptation titled Release the Spyce - Naisho no Mission (Release the Spyce - Secret Mission) with art by Meia Mitsuki, which debuted in the Dengeki G's Comic magazine in January. The project is also inspiring a serialized novelization titled Release the Spyce - Golden Genesis that debuted on February 27. The novelization focuses on the character Yuki Hanzōmon.

Sources: Release the Spyce anime's official Twitter account, website, MoCa News

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