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Darwin's Game Anime Reveals Video, Additional Cast, Staff

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime adaptation of FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga revealed the first promotional video, additional cast, staff, and broadcast information on Tuesday. The anime will premiere in January on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, Yomiuri TV, TV Aichi, BS11, and AT-X. AbemaTV will stream the series as it airs, and other services will stream it later.

The newly announced cast members are:

  • Nichika Omori as Rain
  • Taku Yashiro as Ryūji
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Sui/Sōta

Yoshinobu Tokumoto (Comic Girls) is directing the series at Nexus. As previously revealed, FLIPFLOPs member Shū Miyama is writing the scripts. Kazuya Nakanishi (animation director for Granbelm, Comic Girls) is designing the characters. Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Golden Kamuy) is composing the music.

Yūsuke Kobayashi will star as Kaname in the anime, while Reina Ueda will voice Shuka.

The manga centers on Kaname Sudō, a high school boy who is drawn to a mysterious game app titled "Darwin's Game." He becomes involved in a social game where the stakes are life or death.

FLIPFLOPs launched the manga in Bessatsu Shonen Champion in December 2012, and Akita Shoten published the manga's 18th compiled book volume on July 8. Miyama provides the story for the original manga, while Yuki Takahata provides the art. The series has more than 2 million copies in print.

FLIPFLOPs launched the Nekogami Yaoyorozu comedy manga in Akita Shoten's Champion RED Ichigo magazine in 2007 and ended it in 2012. Akita Shoten published six volumes for the series. The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime in 2011, which Crunchyroll streamed with the title Cat God. NIS America released the anime on home video in 2013 under the title The Everyday Tales of a Cat God.

Sources: Press release, Darwin's Game anime's website and Twitter account


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