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Project Anima Anime Sacks&Guns!! Reveals Staff, Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Hikaru Midorikawa star in Satelight's 2020 anime based on runner-up novel submission

The official blog for Project Anima announced the cast, staff, and official title for Satelight's anime adaptation of Nekotarō Inui's Sakugan Labyrinth Marker (Drilling Labyrinth Marker) novel on Friday. The anime's title is Sacks&Guns!!.

The visual above depicts the underground colony of Pinyin, where the father Gagamba and his daughter Memenpu — the story's protagonists — live. The Radio Bungeibu program will reveal more details on Saturday at 26:30 (effectively Sunday at 2:30 a.m.).

Toshiyuki Toyonaga and Hikaru Midorikawa will star in the anime.

Jun'ichi Wada (WorldEnd, Caligula) is directing the anime at Satelight. Yuji Iwahara (King of Thorn, Darker Than Black, Dimension W) is the original character designer. Stanislas Brunet (Macross Delta) is the mechanical designer. Kazumi Kōda (NieR:Automata) is the concept designer. Yūri Shibamura (Marginal Operation) is credited for scenario cooperation. Eriko Kimura is the sound director at Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

The anime is slated for a 2020 broadcast.

Project Anima accepted story submissions from the general public through DeNA's MangaBox, Everystar, and similar user-submitted content platforms. DeNA, Sotsu Co., Ltd., Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, and MBS hosted competitions in three categories. Inui's Sakugan Labyrinth Marker novel was the runner-up in the "Science-Fiction/Robot" category. (The judges did not award the novel a grand prize.) The contest also had an "Alternate World/Fantasy" and "Kids/Game" categories.

Sources: Project Anima's blog, Comic Natalie

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