Ani-One to Stream Umayon, Gibiate, The Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED Anime on YouTube in July
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Umayon is a television anime adaptation of the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise's spinoff manga series. Seiya Miyajima (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico) is directing the anime at DMM.futureworks and W-Toon Studio. Miyajima is drawing storyboards alongside the manga's Jin Itō, and also serving as the character designer and chief animation director.
Masanori Yamaguchi (Studio White) is directing the art, and Masahiro Hayashi is the compositing director of photography. Yūichi Morita is the sound director. Cygames is handling the music with Tetsuya Uchida as the music producer.
The series premiered in Japan on July 8. Gibiate Project, a global IP development group that includes Amano (Final Fantasy games), is developing the series. The group announced the anime at Anime Expo 2019 last July.
Gibiate Project describes the anime's "ultimate survival action" story:
In 2030, Japan. A virus has infected humans throughout the world.
Infected people turn into different forms of monsters based on their ages, sexes and races. The virus is named 'Gibia' - after being rich in variety like gibier.
Just then, a pair of samurai and ninja appeared in such a blighted wasteland of Japan.
They both travelled from the early Edo period, fighting together with help from a doctor who tries to find cure for Gibia.
Facing ceaseless attacks from Gibia, and outlaws that attack travelers for food, they start the dangerous journey with enemies all around.
Amano is credited as the original character designer of the anime, while Naoki Serizawa (Resident Evil manga, Saru Lock) is designing the monsters. Yuzo Koshiro (Ys, ActRaiser) is credited as "Sound Creator," and the Yoshida Brothers are the musical artists. Ryō Aoki (Girl Friend BETA, BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Endride) is credited with project planning and the original story.
Shamisen musicians the Yoshida Brothers and Sugizo (X Japan and Luna Sea's guitarist) perform the opening theme song "Gibiate." The Yoshida Brothers' new two-disc album THE YOSHIDA BROTHERS launched in January, and it includes the song "Gibiate." Sugizo and Maki Ohguro perform the ending theme song "Endless ~Across the Time~."
The The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED anime originally premiere on Fuji TV channel's Noitamina programming block on April 9, but was delayed due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and will re-premiere on July 16.
The story follows the incredibly wealthy Daisuke Kanbe (Yūsuke Ōnuki) who audaciously solves cases in unconventional ways. Whereas Tsutsui serialized the original novel from 1975 to 1977, the anime moves the setting into the modern day. Kanbe is assigned to the "Modern Crimes Task Unit" — a unit created to keep problematic officers away from others. There, Kanbe becomes partners with Haru Katō (Mamoru Miyano).
Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online franchise, ERASED, Silver Spoon, Occult Academy, Hello World) is directing the anime at CloverWorks. TEAM B.U.L is credited with drafting the story, and Taku Kishimoto (ERASED, 2019's Fruits Basket, Haikyu!!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Keigo Sasaki (ERASED, The Seven Deadly Sins) is designing the characters, and Yūgo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, Ajin, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) is composing the music. The technology and science website Gizmodo Japan is credited with "gadget coordination" for ensuring that gadgets are realistically portrayed in the anime.
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