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Shōmetsu Toshi Anime's Opening Video Previews Mao Abe Song

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series based on smartphone game premieres in April

The official website for the television anime of Wright Flyer Studios' Shōmetsu Toshi (Annihilated City — Where I End and You Begin) smartphone game revealed on Tuesday that Mao Abe will perform the opening theme song "Kotae" (Answer). The website also began streaming the anime's opening video that features the song.

The anime will premiere in April on Tokyo MX and other channels.

The anime stars:

Shigeyuki Miya (Blood Lad, Onihei) is directing the anime, and Shingo Irie (Kuroko's Basketball, Sakura Quest) is in charge of the series scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) is designing the characters. Satoshi Motoyama is directing the sound, and Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Eden of the East, Patlabor) is composing the music. Madhouse is producing the series, and Pony Canyon is producing the music. The anime will also feature the song "Swallowtail Butterfly ~Ai no Uta~" performed by Kana Hanazawa as her character Yuki.

The five-member all-female idol unit SPR5 is performing the show's ending theme song "With Your Breath."

In the anime's story, one day a town is annihilated. Yuki is a young woman who is said to be the only person left alive from the town after the annihilation, and Takuya is a loner and a smuggler. Together, with the letter left by Yuki's father, they go toward the town, now called Lost, but unexpected obstacles stand in their path. The thoughts of those left behind, secret and mysterious organizations, and hidden conspiracies await Yuki and Takuya as they move closer toward the mystery behind Lost.

Wright Flyer Studios and GREE launched the game in Japan in May 2014, and the game has more than 9 million downloads worldwide. An update titled Shōmetsu Toshi 2 launched in November 2016, and the Shōmetsu Toshi 0. update launched on November 25. The game is getting a new app titled Shōmetsu Toshi Drama RPG MIX, as well as the Shōmetsu Toshi - AFTERLOST game. Shōmetsu Toshi - AFTERLOST will launch in April worldwide. Wright Flyer Studios also announced a completely new 3D work using Unreal Engine 4, but it is currently unclear if that is a separate project or if it is the Shōmetsu Toshi - AFTERLOST game.

Sources: Shōmetsu Toshi anime's website, Pony Canyon's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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