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Yoshitaka Amano Unveils Gibiate Survival Action Anime Series for Summer 2020

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Resident Evil manga's Naoki Serizawa designs monsters with music by Yoshida Brothers

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2019 is sponsored by Yen Press.

GIBIATE PROJECT, a global IP development group that includes Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy games), announced the new anime series Gibiate at Anime Expo 2019 on Sunday. The first promotional video for the anime is premiering at Anime Expo's Closing Ceremonies, and Yoshitaka Amano will host a premiere screening of the anime at Anime Expo next year.

Amano is credited as the original character designer of the upcoming anime, while Naoki Serizawa (Resident Evil manga, Saru Lock) is designing the monsters. Yuzo Koshiro (Ys, ActRaiser) is credited as "Sound Creator," and the Yoshida Brothers are the musical artists. Ryō Aoki (Girl Friend BETA, BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Endride) is credited with project planning and the original story, and actor Hiromi Sakimoto is credited as a performer.

GIBIATE PROJECT describes the anime's "ultimate survival action" story:

The Year is 2030 Japan. A Virus outbreak has covered the earth. Once infected, patients become monsters and changes the form depending on age, sex and nationality. The virus is called “Gibier”(wild game for many varieties). A Edo era time traveling Samurai and Shinobi appear in the post apocalyptic ruins. Helping a doctor who has dedicated his career for researching the cure for “Gibier”, hordes of Gibier after them, outlaws who attack the travelers for food - everywhere you turn, danger is upon them!

The characters include:

Sensui Kanzaki

A samurai who travelled from the early Edo period.

As known as ‘Senningiri’ (thousand men slasher), he has cut down numerous enemies during Sengoku period with his twin swords of Japanese katana and Western sword.

However he makes himself a commandment against killing now.


Dr.Yoshinaga's assistant. An optimistic half-blood girl, not good at fighting.

But she manages to save Sensui and Kenroku as they have just arrived at the modern world.

Kenroku Sanada

A ninja who travelled from the early Edo period with Sensui.

A blood relative to Sanada Family, the Sengoku-daimyo of Shinano Domain.

He is cheerful and energetic, fighting against Gibias with his bombs.

Sources: Anime Expo's Closing Ceremonies, press release

Update: ActRaiser's spelling corrected. Thanks, luisedgarf.

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