Carole & Tuesday Anime Casts Yuki Kaji
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website 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, announced on Wednesday that Yuuki Kaji joins the cast as the character Joshua (seen below). Joshua is "a vocalist of the ultra-popular band Omega" who appears in the sixth episode, which airs on Wednesday.
In addition, the site revealed that British singer Lauren Dyson is the vocalist for the character Crystal (whose speaking dialogue is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto). Evan Bogart (E. Kidd Bogart) and Justin Gray composed the character's song "Unbreakable." Bassist and singer Thundercat is the vocalist for the character Skip (whose speaking dialogue is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto). Flying Lotus and Thundercat collaborated on the character's song "unrequited love."
The anime premiered on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block on Wednesday. The show also premiered on Netflix on April 10 in Japan only, with new episodes streaming on Thursdays on Netflix. Netflix has the exclusive worldwide streaming rights to the series, but the anime's website has not 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 cast members include:
- Miyuri Shimabukuro as Carole (Nai Br.XX as vocalist)
- Kana Ichinose as Tuesday (Celeina Ann as vocalist)
- Sumire Uesaka as Angela (Alisa as vocalist)
- Akio Ohtsuka as Gus
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Tao
- Miyu Irino as Roddy
- Mamoru Miyano as Ertegun
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as Dahlia
- Tomoko Miyadera as Valerie
- Takahiro Sakurai as Spencer
- Maaya Sakamoto as Crystal
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Skip
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...
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 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."