Tokunana TV Anime Reveals Video, More Cast, October 6 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the original television anime Keishichō Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyōaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana- (Special Crime Investigation Unit Special 7 or literally, Metropolitan Police Department Special Division Heinous Crime Investigation Unit Special 7: Tokunana) revealed a promotional video, key visual, additional cast and staff, theme song information, and the October 6 premiere on Wednesday. The series will premiere on AT-X on October 6 at 9:00 p.m. The anime will debut later that night on Tokyo MX1, Sun TV, and TV Aichi, and it will premiere on BS Fuji on October 7.
OLDCODEX will perform the opening theme song "Take On Fever." The video above previews the song.
The new cast members are:
Hiroaki Hirata as Warlock, Nine's ringleader
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as mysterious man, Warlock's right-hand man
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Black Pearl, an informant
Harume Kosaka (Sailor Moon technical director) is directing the anime with chief director Takayuki Kuriyama (Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion), and Yuichiro Higashide (Fate/Apocrypha) is in charge of the series scripts. Hiroya Iijima (Mazinger Z: Infinity) is adapting the original character designs by manga creator Nanae Chrono (Peace Maker) for animation. Kazuo Takigawa (Tokko, Ayakashi) is chief animation director, and Ryō Takahashi (Citrus, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is composing the music.
Additional staff members include:
- Prop Design: Ryō Hirata
- Art Director: Sayaka Kashiwamura
- Assistant Art Director: Masaru Satō
- Art Setting: Takayoshi Fukushima, Kio Edamatsu
- Color Design: Chieko Hibi
- Director of Photography: Takahiro Hondai
- Editing: Takashi Sakurai
- Music Production: Lantis
- Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
- Sound Production: Ai Addiction
Set in a different Tokyo on a different world than ours, the story follows Tokunana, a unit of assembled misfits in the Metropolitan Police Department. Tokunana battles against "Nine" — an organization committing crimes in their zealous worship of the dragons that once roamed the world.
Misa Sazanami (Black Bard, Magia the Ninth) is writing a manga adaptation of the anime titled Tokunana File 0. The manga debuted in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine's June issue on May 15. The manga takes place a few years before the anime. A main manga adaptation will also launch in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine.