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Cop Craft TV Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, Summer Premiere

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Kenjiro Tsuda, Mayu Yoshioka star in Millepensee's buddy police anime

The official website for the television anime of Shoji Gatoh's Cop Craft Dragnet Mirage Reloaded light novel series unveiled the anime's main cast, main staff, Summer 2019 premiere, and key visual on Wednesday.

The anime stars:

Shin Itagaki (2016 Berserk, Teekyū) is directing the anime at Millepensee, and Gatoh himself is in charge of the series scripts. Hiromi Kimura is adapting Range Murata's original character designs for animation.

Tsuda, Yoshioka, and Gatoh will appear at a stage event at Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures' AnimeJapan 2019 booth on March 23.

The story is set in San Teresa City on the fictional Pacific island of Kariaena. The "buddy police action" series follows the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tilarna.

15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and demons live.

San Teresa City — a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a result, there are the haves and the have-nots. Here is the world's newest "city of dreams." But in the shadow of the chaos, crime is rampant: drugs, prostitution, and weapon trafficking. The detectives who stand up to these heinous crimes are in the San Teresa City Police. When the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tilarna — two individuals who differ in gender, personality, and even world of origin — meet, an incident erupts. Two worlds. Two justices. From this, the curtain rises on a buddy police action story!

Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6) illustrates the light novel series, which Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint started publishing in November 2009. The seventh volume will ship in early summer.

Other stories by Gatoh that have inspired anime include Full Metal Panic! and Amagi Brilliant Park.

Sources: Cop Craft anime's official website, Comic Natalie


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