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Tokunana TV Anime Casts Yuko Kaida, Ari Ozawa

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Original anime premieres this fall

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) revealed two more cast members on Friday.

Yuko Kaida as Akane "Samurai" Shikisai

Ari Ozawa as Bellemer "Ninja" Cinq

The previously announced cast includes: (Note: Similar to Gundam Wing, the characters all have wordplay for numbers in their names.)

Hiro Shimono as Seiji "Rookie" Nanatsuki

Kenjiro Tsuda as Shiori "Charisma" Ichinose

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kujaku "Analyzer" Nijō

Kenji Nomura as Rokusuke "Sniper" Endō

One more character includes:

Sakon Zeroemon "Boss" Kiryūin

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.

Misa Sazanami (Black Bard, Magia the Ninth) will pen a manga adaptation of the anime titled Tokunana File 0. The manga will debut in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine's June issue on May 15. The manga takes place a few years before the anime. A main manga adaptation will also launch in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine.

Sources: Tokunana anime's website, MoCa News

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