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Aniplus Asia to Air Simulcast of B-Project 2nd Season, The Promised Neverland Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Simulcasts premiere on January 11, 12

Aniplus-Asia announced on Tuesday and Wednesday that it will air a simulcast of the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga, as well as the B-PROJECT: Zecchō Emotion (Summit Emotion) anime.

The company is also streaming seven commercials with English subtitles for The Promised Neverland.

Aniplus-Asia will air the first episode of The Promised Neverland on January 11 at 1:40 a.m. GMT +8, with future episodes airing on Friday at 1:25 a.m.

The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block on January 10 at 24:55 (effectively January 11 at 12:55 a.m.). The anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime in Japan.

The anime stars:

Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, The Perfect Insider) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures' CloverWorks studio (PERSONA 5 the Animation). Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, The Perfect Insider) is writing the series composition, Kazuaki Shimada (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara.) is designing the characters for animation, and Takahiro Obata is composing the music.

The band UVERworld will perform the anime's opening theme song "Touch off" and the band Cö shu Nie (Tokyo Ghoul:re) will perform the ending song "Zettai Zetsumei" (Stalemate).

The B-PROJECT: Zecchō Emotion anime will premiere on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. GMT +8, with every new episode thereafter airing in that timeslot.

The show will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, ABC TV, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV on January 11.

The anime's voice cast is returning from the first season. However, Asami Seto is replacing Hisako Kanemoto as Tsubasa Sumisora due to the latter's hiatus from her voice acting activities so she can study abroad.

Returning staff members include MAGES head Chiyomaru Shikura (Steins;Gate, Occultic;Nine), credited with planning and original work. The original illustrations are credited to Utako Yukihiro, and Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) is the overall producer. Makoto Moriwaki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, PriPara) is replacing Eiji Suganuma as director. New staff members are also replacing the previous season's staff for the rest of the main roles.

The anime's cast is also performing the opening theme song "Zecchō Emotion" and the ending theme song "Hikari to Kage no Toki Musubu" (Linking the Time of Light and Shadow).

B-PROJECT is MAGES' fictional male idol project featuring character designs by Devils and Realist creator Utako Yukihiro. The anime's first season premiered in July 2016.

The anime's story follows Tsubasa, a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. Tsubasa is immediately assigned to oversee the idol unit "B-PROJECT," which is made up of three idol groups: Kitakore, THRIVE, and MooNs. This is Tsubasa's first job, and she gets involved in various incidents and accidents as she deals with this group of young men who each have their own differing personalities.

The B-PROJECT Muteki Dangerous smartphone game debuted for iOS and Android devices in June 2017. The management of the game moved from S&P to MAGES in March.

The franchise also includes a stage play that ran from July-August 2017, a live concert that ran in August 2017, and an album that launched in July 2017.

Sources: Press release, Aniplus-Asia's YouTube channel

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