Fafner The Beyond Anime Previews 1st 3 Episodes in Promo Videos

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1st 3 episodes to screen in theaters in Japan starting on May 17

The official website for the Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND anime project began streaming three promotional videos on Monday that preview the anime's first three episodes. The videos reveal that the first three episodes will premiere in theaters simultaneously on May 17.

First Episode "Sōkyū Sakusen" (Blue Sky Operation) Preview

Second Episode "Rakuen no Ko" (Child of Paradise) Preview

Third Episode "Unmei no Ki" (Instrument of Fate) Preview

The staff have also revealed three new cast members:

The anime will be 12 episodes long, and is first screening in theaters.

Many of the main staff members are returning, although Michie Suzuki is taking over as art director and Takuma Morooka is the new director of photography. Takashi Noto (chief director for both seasons of Fafner EXODUS and the Fafner: Heaven and Earth film) is the director, and Tow Ubukata and Hisashi Hirai are returning as scriptwriter and character designer, respectively. Gou Nakanishi is the executive producer. XEBEC zwei is animating the production. Tsuneyoshi Saito is returning to compose the music, and the group angela are returning to perform the theme song.

Funimation licensed and released the original 2004 anime Fafner and the 2010 film Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth. Crunchyroll streamed both halves of the Fafner EXODUS sequel series in various countries as they aired in 2015.

Update: Added in three new cast members. Source: Comic Natalie

Source: Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND anime's website

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