Aniplus Asia to Air Simulcast of B-Project 2nd Season, The Promised Neverland Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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 stars:
- Nao Fujita as Sister Krone
- Yuko Kaida as Isabella/Mom
- Shinei Ueki as Don
- Lynn as Gilda
- Shizuka Ishigami as Nat
- Maaya Uchida as Norman
- Sumire Morohoshi as Emma
- Mariya Ise as Ray
- Ai Kayano as Anna
- Mari Hino as Thoma
- Yuuko Mori as Lani
- Ari Ozawa as Conny
- Hiyori Kono as Phil
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 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 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).
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.