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Carole & Tuesday Anime's 2nd Behind-the-Scenes Video Shows Music Recording

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Fuji Creative lists anime with 24 episodes

The official Twitter account 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 the anime's second behind-the-scenes "Story of a Miracle" video on Wednesday. The video shows the recording of the music and musicians for the anime, the meeting of the voice actresses with their respective musicians and vocalists, the anime's blend of 3D for the instruments and hand-drawn 2D for the characters, the show's science-fiction setting, the backgrounds, and the compositing process.

Fuji Creative's website is also listing the anime with 24 total episodes. The anime's staff had previously revealed that the anime would run for two cours (two quarters of a year).

The previously revealed cast members include:

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 anime's website has not yet announced 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 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."

Sources: Carole & Tuesday's Twitter account, Fuji Creative Corporation (Episode count information via WTK)


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