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Levius Sci-fi Boxing Anime Reveals 8 Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The staff for the 3D CG anime series of Haruhisa Nakata's science-fiction boxing manga Levius revealed the anime's cast on Thursday. The cast includes:

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Levius Cromwell

Junichi Suwabe as Zachs Cromwell, the uncle who supported Levius since early childhood

Takahiro Sakurai as Bill Weinberg, Zachs' friend and the brilliant engineer who looks after Levius' artificial arm

Ayane Sakura as Natalia Garnet, a cyber-boxer who views Levius as a rival

Houchu Ohtsuka as Malcolm Eden, a veteran cyber-boxer

Daisuke Ono as Hugo Stratas, a top-ranked cyber-boxer

Saori Hayami as a mysterious beauty who appears before Levius

Mamoru Miyano as Dr. Crown, a mysterious masked man who leads the giant corporation Amethyst

The anime will debut worldwide this winter on Netflix.

Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Blame!, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters) is credited as chief director for the anime, while Keisuke Ide (Ajin unit director) is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures. Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Ajin) is in charge of series composition, and is also penning scripts alongside Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vinland Saga). Yuki Moriyama (Knights of Sidonia, Ajin, Blame!) is the character designer, and Naoya Tanaka and Ferdinando Patulli are credited for production design.

Mitsunori Kataama is the director of photography, and Takeshi Iwata is the CG supervisor. Yuuki Hatakeyama is the art director. Hironori Noochi is in charge of color design. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Yūgo Kanno is composing the music.

Netflix describes the anime:

In an age where devices are powered by steam, technology that fuses bodies to machinery makes cyber-boxing fights immensely popular.

A young man named Levius is drawn into these fights through what can only be destiny, but his talents will be what determine his future.

Nakata launched Levius in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in January 2013 but ended the series in September 2014 when the magazine ceased publication. The manga then relaunched in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine under the title Levius/est in March 2015, and it is ongoing. Shogakukan published three volumes for Levius and Shueisha published the sixth volume of Levius/est on June 19.

Viz Media licensed the manga, and it released the first volume on September 17.

Nakata is also providing the original character designs for P.A. Works' ongoing television anime Fairy gone.

Source: Comic Natalie


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