Conception TV Anime Casts Ai Kakuma as New Character
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of Spike Chunsoft's Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! (Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child!) game posted two more character visuals on Wednesday. One visual introduces the original anime character Aafii, as played by Ai Kakuma. She is an instructor who raises and trains the Star Children. She is gentle and kind, but due to her passionate sense of mission and distaste for unfairness, she turns into a strict instructor for the Star Children.
The website also posted a visual of the previously revealed Mana (Yurin), a floating fairy ordered to protect Itsuki by the king:
The anime's cast also includes:
Emiri Katō as Mahiru Konatsuki, a human summoned with Itsuki to Granvania and chosen to be a Star Maiden
Aya Endo as Aly, the Maiden of Aries
Saki Fujita as Femiruna, the Maiden of Leo and the daughter of a prominent wealthy family famous throughout Granvania
Asami Shimoda as Collette, the Maiden of Aquarius and the self-proclaimed "Charismatic Bread Chef" who, by herself, runs a bakery founded by her grandfather
Yukiyo Fujii as Yuzuha, the Maiden of Pisces who draws art for a living
Makiko Ohmoto as Ruka
Yuriko Yamaguchi as Reone
Kazusa Aranami as Falun
Riho Sugiyama as Tarua
Kana Asumi as Liris and Lirie
Sanae Kobayashi as Mirei
Eri Kitamura as Sue
- Kenichirou Matsuda as Shangri-la
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Narcisstes
All of the previously revealed cast members are reprising their roles from the game except for Sugiyama, who is replacing Momoko Ohara in the role.
The story of the game revolves around Itsuki Yūge, a high school student who finds out on the day of his graduation ceremony that his cousin and childhood friend Mahiru is pregnant. Immediately afterward, Itsuki and Mahiru are taken to a magical world called Granvania, which is currently being invaded by monsters. The only people who can fight and exorcise the monsters are the "Star Children," and the Star Children can only be produced by the 12 "Star Maidens." In order to defeat the monsters and return to his own world, Itsuki must father the Star Children with the Maidens.
Keitaro Motonaga (Jormungand both seasons, Date A Live both seasons, Digimon Adventure tri. film series) is directing the anime at GONZO. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru both seasons, Heaven's Lost Property, Digimon Adventure tri. film series) is handling the series composition, Yousuke Okuda (Is the order a rabbit? both seasons and special, Blend S) is adapting Shinichirou Otsuka's (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ) original character designs for animation, and Masato Kōda (KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, Knight's & Magic) is composing the music. Kōda also composed the music for the original game.
Nano is performing the opening theme song "Star light, Star bright," and Manami Numakura is performing the ending theme song "Desires."
The anime will premiere on Sun TV and BS11 on October 9 at 25:30 (effectively October 10 at 1:30 a.m.), and it will then premiere on Tokyo MX on October 9 at 25:40 (effectively October 11 at 1:40 a.m.).
Spike Chunsoft released the game on the PlayStation Portable in Japan in April 2012.
A sequel game titled Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu launched in Japan for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS in August 2013. Atlus USA released the sequel game in N. America for both consoles under the title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars in April 2014. Spike Chunsoft released the game on Steam in August 2016.