Shinichiro Watanabe, BONES' Original Carole & Tuesday Anime Reveals Promo Video, Cast, April 10 Premiere (Updated)
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The official website for Carole & Tuesday, the new original anime by supervising director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance) and anime studio BONES, began streaming a full promotional video for the anime on Thursday.
The site also revealed a key visual (above) and the winners of the global audition for the show. Nai Br.XX (first picture below) and Celeina Ann (second picture below) will perform songs in the show, with Nai Br.XX performing as Carole and Celeina Ann performing as Tuesday. The site stated that the anime is the "world's first Japanese anime to have all English vocals" and teases a "soundtrack that transcends international boundaries."
The website also revealed Japanese cast members for previously revealed characters:
Miyuri Shimabukuro as Carole (Nai Br.XX as vocalist)
Kana Ichinose as Tuesday (Celeina Ann as vocalist)
Sumire Uesaka as Angela
Akio Ohtsuka as Gus
Hiroshi Kamiya as Tao
Miyu Irino as Roddy
Mamoru Miyano as Ertegun
The site also revealed that the anime will premiere on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block on April 10. The show will also premiere on Netflix on April 10 in Japan only, with new episodes streaming on Thursdays on Netflix. Netflix also has the exclusive worldwide streaming rights to the series, but the site did not announce when the show will start streaming outside of Japan. The series marks the 20th anniversary of BONES and the 10th anniversary of Flying Dog.
The website describes the story:
Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars.
It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers.
There's a girl.
Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part-time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing.
Her name is Carole.
There's a girl.
Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world.
Her name is Tuesday.
A chance meeting brings them together.
They want to sing.
They want to make music.
Together, they feel like they just might have a chance.
The two of them may only create a tiny wave.
But that wave will eventually grow into something larger...
Motonobu Hori is directing the anime, and Tsunenori Saito (Blast of Tempest, Sword of the Stranger) is designing the characters for animation. Canadian artist Mocky is composing the background music.
The staff also includes Eisaku Kubonouchi (Chocolat, "Hungry Days" commercials) as original character designer, Aya Watanabe (Carnation, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) as scriptwriter, and Flying Dog as in charge of music production. The anime is collaborating with synthesizer and keyboard brand Nord and guitar maker Gibson.
Composers for the anime include: Jen Wood (This White Light), Maisa Tsuno (Akai Ko-en), Benny Sings, Lido, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane), Eirik Glambek Bøe (Kings of Convenience), and Nulbarich. Ann and Nai Br.XX will also perform both the opening and ending theme songs. Nulbarich is writing and composing the opening theme song "Kiss Me." Benny Sings is writing and composing the ending theme song "Hold Me Now."
Update: The official website for the anime also revealed on Thursday that the anime will air for two cours (a total of two quarters of a year). The first cours will center on the meeting between Carole and Tuesday and will follow them up through their debut, and the second cours will focus on their story after their debut. [Via @liborek3]
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