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Tokunana TV Anime Casts Kenji Nomura

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fate/Apocrypha's Yuichiro Higashide writes about misfit unit battling dragon worshippers

The official website for the original television anime Keishichō Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyōaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana- (Special Crime Investigation Unit Special 7 or literally, Metropolitan Police Department Special Division Heinous Crime Investigation Unit Special 7: Tokunana) announced on Friday that Kenji Nomura will play Rokusuke "Sniper" Endō, a gifted marksman in charge of combat for Tokunana.

The previously announced cast includes:

Hiro Shimono as Seiji "Rookie" Nanatsuki

Kenjiro Tsuda as Shiori "Charisma" Ichinose

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kujaku "Analyzer" Nijō

The other characters include:

Akane "Samurai" Shikisai

Bellemer "Ninja" Cinq

Sakon Zeroemon "Boss" Kiryūin

Note: Similar to Gundam Wing, the characters all have wordplay for numbers in their names.

The anime will premiere this fall.

Set in a different Tokyo on a different world than ours, the story follows Tokunana, a unit of assembled misfits in the Metropolitan Police Department. Tokunana battles against "Nine" — an organization committing crimes in their zealous worship of the dragons that once roamed the world.

Harume Kosaka (Sailor Moon technical director) is directing the anime with chief director Takayuki Kuriyama (Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion), and Yuichiro Higashide (Fate/Apocrypha) is in charge of the series scripts. Hiroya Iijima (Mazinger Z: Infinity) is adapting the original character designs by manga creator Nanae Chrono (Peace Maker) for animation.

Sources: Tokunana anime's website, Comic Natalie


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