P.A. Works Unveils Fairy gone Original TV Anime for April Premiere
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kenichi Suzuki (Cells at Work!, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Drifters) is directing the anime, with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash light novel author Ao Jūmonji writing and overseeing the scripts. Haruhisa Nakata drew the original designs for the characters and fairies, while Takako Shimizu (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Sōsei no Aquarion Love) designed the characters for animation. [K]NoW_NAME (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Sakura Quest) is credited for music production, and will perform the anime's opening theme song "KNOCK on the CORE" (previewed in video above). "Five fairy scholars" is credited for the original work.
The anime's tagline is "Once, the fairies were weapons."
The anime is set in a world where fairies possess and reside within animals, granting them special powers. By surgically removing and transplanting the organs of a possessed animal into a human, humans can partially summon the fairy and use it as a weapon. Eventually, such individuals were used for war, and were called "Fairy Soldiers." After a long war, these soldiers lost their purpose, and had to reintegrate into society. From the government, to the mafia, and even becoming terrorists, each tread their own path.
The story begins nine years after the end of the war, and centers on the protagonist Maria. Maria is a fresh recruit of "Dorothea," an organization dedicated to the investigation and suppression of fairy-related crimes and incidents. Even in peacetime, the government is still unstable after the war. Many criminals still have lingering wounds from the previous conflict, and there are terrorist groups bent on revenge. This is the story of Fairy Soldiers seeking their own justice in a chaotic postwar world.
The cast and characters include: (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.)
Ashclad, Maria's fairy. It has the power to generate extremely high heat from its hand, such that anything it touches is reduced to ash.
Tomoaki Maeno as Free Underbar, the replacement commander of Dorothea's Unit 1. He encouraged Maria to join Dorothea, and works with her on many investigations. During the war, he fought as a dual sword-wielding Fairy Soldier. While he can be blunt at times, he always means well, and he earns the affection of his colleagues.
Red Hood, Free's fairy. It is an agile fighter that can use its claws and fangs, and even generate sonic attacks through screaming.
Ayaka Fukuhara as Veronica Thorn, Maria's childhood friend. She and Maria were the sole survivors of their village being burned during the war. She swore revenge on Ray Dorn, the traitor general responsible for the burning of her village. She learned to excel in combat skills, and eventually became a cold-hearted assassin. Like Maria, she can also control fairies without undergoing fairy organ implant surgery.
Blood Daughter, Veronica's fairy. It has the power to enter bodies through wounds Veronica caused, and destroy them from the inside.
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ulfran Low, a former Fairy Soldier who fought alongside Free during the war. The war claimed the lives of his wife and child, and he turned to vengeful terrorism in the aftermath. He is a pragmatic sort, who doesn't normally let his emotions show, but anyone can see the fire inside him when he talks about the war.
Fitcher, Ulfran's fairy. With its six blades, it slices its enemies apart.
Update: Character and fairy descriptions added.
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