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Astra Lost in Space Anime Reveals 7 More Cast Members

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime of Kenta Shinohara's Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Astra) manga revealed additional cast, staff, character designs, and a key visual on Friday.

The new cast members are:

Shunsuke Takeuchi as Zack Walker

Tomoyo Kurosawa as Quitterie Raffaëlli

Hina Kino as Funicia Raffaëlli

Risae Matsuda as Luca Esposito

Kouki Uchiyama as Ulgar Zweig

Saori Hayami as Yun-Hua Lu

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Charce Lacroix

The previously announced cast members are:

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kanata Hoshijima

Inori Minase as Aries Spring

Masaomi Andō (White Album 2, School-Live!, Scum's Wish) is directing the anime at Lerche. Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka) is in charge of the series' scripts. Keiko Kurosawa (Re:␣Hamatora, Scum's Wish, Asobi Asobase) is designing the characters and serving as the main chief animation director. Masaru Yokoyama (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin) and Nobuaki Nobusawa (Steins;Gate 0, Dagashi Kashi) are composing the music.

Additional staff members include:

Viz Media publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Itʼs the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldnʼt be more excited! She, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship…

Shinohara (Sket Dance) launched the manga in May 2016 on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app. The manga launched simultaneously with its own voice drama, featuring Yūsuke Kobayashi as Kanata Hoshijima, Ayaka Suwa as Aries Spring, Lynn as Quitterie Raffaëlli, Aimi Tanaka as Funicia Raffaëlli, Daiki Hamano as Zack Walker, Ayumu Murase as Luca Esposito, Sōichiro Hoshi as Charce Lacroix, and Kyousuke Kitayama as Ulgar Zweig.

The manga ended in December 2017, and Shueisha published five compiled book volumes for the manga. Viz Media began publishing the chapters online for free in August 2016, and published the fifth and final volume in print last December. The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook ranked the manga at #3, and the manga won the 12th Manga Taisho awards earlier this year.

Sources: Astra Lost in Space anime's website, Comic Natalie

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