7SEEDS Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, April 2019 Debut
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Netflix unveiled the cast, staff, and April 2019 debut date for the anime adaptation of Yumi Tamura's 7SEEDS manga during its Anime Lineup Presentation event on Tuesday. Netflix noted that the anime's April 2019 debut is a "global launch."
The cast includes:
(Top row in image above, left to right)
- Nao Tōyama as Natsu Iwashimizu
- Jun Fukuyama as Arashi Aota
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Semimaru Asai
- Yoko Soumi as Botan Saotome
(Bottom row in image above, left to right)
- Kana Asumi as Matsuri Tendō
- Akira Ishida as Chimaki Yamori
- Aoi Yūki as Hotaru Kusakari
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Kaname Mozunoto
Yukio Takahashi (Dog & Scissors) is directing the anime at GONZO. Touko Machida (The [email protected], Chaika the Coffin Princess, Harukana Receive) is in charge of series composition. Youko Satou (Dog & Scissors, Saiyuki Reload Blast, Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-) is designing the characters.
Netflix describes the anime:
n the immediate future, a giant meteorite has collided with earth. All living organisms, including mankind, have been wiped off the face of the planet. The government, who had foreseen this outcome, took measures to counter the worst-case scenario called Project 7SEEDS, in which five sets of seven young men and women were carefully selected and placed into teams. Each participant sought ways to survive on a deserted island.
Tamura launched the series in 2001 in Bessatsu Shōjo Comic magazine, before eventually moving it to Monthly Flowers. The series ended in the magazine in May 2017. The original manga's 35th and final volume shipped in August 2017, and a limited edition included a drama CD. Tamura launched the 7SEEDS Gaiden spinoff manga in August 2017 and ended it in October 2017. Shogakukan released a compiled book volume in January.
The series was nominated in the Comic category for the 49th Seiun Awards this past April. The manga also ranked on the top 20 list of manga for female readers in the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook last December. The manga won the Shōjo Category of the 52nd Annual Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2007. Shogakukan published the 7SEEDS Official Fanbook: Edge of Emotions fanbook in 2011.
Tamura launched the Mystery to Iu Nakare manga in the magazine in November 2017. Shogakukan published the third compiled book volume on October 10. Tamura published a one-shot manga with the same title in 2016, and Shogakukan's Zōkan Flowers republished the 78-page one shot in 2017 to commemorate the series.
Tamura's 27-volume Basara manga ran in Bessatsu Shōjo Comic from 1990-1998. Viz Media published the manga in English in 2003-2008. The manga inspired the 13-episode Legend of Basara television anime series in 1998.
Sources: Press release, Comic Natalie
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