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Crunchyroll Reveals Tower of God Anime's Video, Cast, Staff

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Crunchyroll Originals series debuts streaming on April 1

Crunchyroll revealed a promotional video, cast, and staff for the television anime adaptation of Korean creator SIU's Tower of God manhwa at its panel at C2E2 on Friday. The video highlights the two main characters and their relationship. The series will debut on Crunchyroll on April 1.

The anime's cast includes:

Takashi Sano (Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement, Transformers: Energon) is directing the anime at Telecom Animation Film (Lupin the Third: Part 5, We Rent Tsukumogami, Orange). Hirokazu Hanai (Dances with the Dragons, Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas) is the assistant director. Erika Yoshida (Trickster, Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-) is in charge of series composition. Masashi Kudo (Bleach, Hayate the Combat Butler!) and Miho Tanino are designing the characters. Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss, The Rising of The Shield Hero) is composing the music.

Sola Entertainment is providing production management for the series. Rialto Entertainment, Aniplex's wholly-owned subsidiary, is producing the anime.

The Crunchyroll and WEBTOON production is part of the Crunchyroll Originals slate. Crunchyroll describes the anime:

The upcoming Crunchyroll Original series centers on the journey of a young man as he battles his way through the mysterious Tower, building friendships, discovering the rules that govern this tower, and facing unimaginable terrors, as he strives to find the only friend he's ever known.

The website for the anime teased that the series would have a simultaneous release in Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

SIU launched the manhwa on NAVER WEBTOON in 2010. WEBTOONS launched the manhwa in English in July 2014.

Source: Email correspondence


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