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Plunderer Anime's 1st Video Reveals Cast, More Staff, January 2020 Premiere (Update)

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Yoshiki Nakajima, Rina Honnizumi star in adaptation of Suu Minazuki's manga

The official website for the anime adaptation of Suu Minazuki's Plunderer manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals more staff for the anime, as well as its January 2020 premiere date. The second part of the video features an interview with Yoshiki Nakajima and Rina Honnizumi, the newly-announced main cast members who will voice the characters Licht Bach and Hina, respectively.

The additional staff members include:

  • Action Effects Animation Director: Satoshi Sakai, Masaharu Tomoda
  • Design Works: Yoshiaki Tsubata, Hiroshi Numata
  • Art Director: Kenta Tsuboi (Kusanagi)
  • Color Design: Hitomi Ikeda
  • Director of Photography: Keisuke Nozawa (Graphinica)
  • Special 2D Works: Noriko Masuko
  • Editing: Masato Yoshitake
  • Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
  • Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
  • Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
  • Music: Junichi Matsumoto
  • Music Production: Nippon Columbia

Hiroyuki Kanbe (Oreimo both seasons, Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!) is directing the series at studio Geek Toys (RErideD). Masashi Suzuki (Isuca, Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King, Minami-ke: Okawari) is overseeing the series scripts, and Yuka Takashina (Dance with Devils), Yūki Fukuchi (chief animation director for Bakuon!!), and Hiroki Fukuda (key animator for I want to eat your pancreas) are designing the characters.

Yen Press has licensed the "heroic action fantasy" manga, and it describes the story:

It's the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is controlled by numbers. Every human born is branded with a "Count,” which could mean anything from the number of kilometers walked to the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. And if your Count drops to 0… you'll be sent into the Abyss! After Hina's mother's Count dropped to 0, her last request is for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.

Minazuki launched the series in Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in December 2014. Kadokawa published the 12th compiled volume on March 26. Yen Press published the first volume on March 19.

Minazuki's Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven's Lost Property) manga inspired two television anime series, two anime films, and an OVA. Tokyopop, and later Viz Media, published Minazuki's five-volume Judas manga in English. Yen Press released Minazuki's four-volume Gou-dere Sora Nagihara manga in 2014-2015.

Update: Funimation began streaming a shorter, English-subtitled version of the video on Friday.

Sources: Plunderer anime's website, MoCa News

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