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Original Sci-Fi Anime Deca-Dence's Full Promo Video Unveils More Cast, July 8 Debut

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Eiji Takeuchi, Mei Shibata, Yoshino Aoyama, Eri Kitamura, Kohsuke Toriumi join cast

The official website for the original television anime series Deca-Dence and Funimation began streaming the anime's full promotional video and a new commercial on Friday. The promotional video unveils more cast members and the anime's July 8 premiere.

The new cast members are:

Eiji Takeuchi (Hinamatsuri, Terra Formars) as Fennel

Mei Shibata (O Maidens in Your Savage Season) as Fei

Yoshino Aoyama (Wake Up, Girls!, Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!) as Linmei

Eri Kitamura (Blue Exorcist, My Hero Academia) as Kurenai

Kohsuke Toriumi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike) as Minato

The voice cast member for Pipe is listed as "???"

The series will premiere on July 8 at 11:30 p.m.(10:30 a.m. EDT) on the AT-X channel. It will run on the Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS 11 channels, with repeats on AT-X on the following Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday. The anime will also premiere on the Abema TV streaming service in Japan on July 8 at 24:00 (effectively, July 9 at midnight), and it will be available on the d Anime Store and other services.

Funimation also posted a live-drawing video of the anime's character designer pomodorosa, featuring a preview of the ending theme song.

Funimation describes the anime's story:

Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000 meter-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.

Denizens of Deca-dence fall into two categories: Gears, warriors who fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those without the skills to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl who dreams of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armor repairman of Deca-dence.

This chance meeting between the seemingly two opposites, the girl with a positive attitude who never gives up on her dreams and the realist who has given up on his, will eventually shake the future course of this world.

The anime's cast members include:

Tomori Kusunoki as Natsume

Katsuyuki Konishi as Kaburagi

Konomi Suzuki will perform the anime's opening theme song "Theater of Life." Kashitarō Itō is performing the ending theme song "Kioku no Hakobune" (Ark of Memories).

The new staff members include:

  • Cyborg Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Studio Durian)
  • Deca-Dence Design: Hiromatsu Shu
  • Gadoll Design: Satoshi Matsuura
  • Sub-Character Design: Hiromi Taniguchi, Ai Ogata
  • Battle Concept Design: Tetsuya Masuda
  • Prop Design: Fuminori Tsukita, Hiyori Denforword Akishino (Aki Production)
  • Visual Concept: Izumi Murakami
  • Art Director: Takashi Ichikura
  • Color Design: Chiho Nakamura
  • Director of Photography: Masashi Uoyama
  • 3DCG Director: Masato Takahashi
  • Editor: Yumi Jinguji
  • Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go

Funimation will stream the anime this summer.

Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade) is directing the "sci-fi action" anime at Nut (Saga of Tanya the Evil). Hiroshi Seko, who collaborated with Tachikawa on both seasons of Mob Psycho 100, is penning the show's script. pomodrosa (Listeners) is credited for character concept design, with Shinichi Kurita (Death Parade) designing the characters for animation. Masahiro Tokuda (Last Hope) is composing the music.

Sources: Deca-Dence's website, Comic Natalie, Funimation

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