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Aniplex Reveals Visual Prison Visual Kei TV Anime With Uta no Prince-sama's Noriyasu Agematsu

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A-1 Pictures animates original anime slated for October premiere

Aniplex announced during its panel at AnimeJapan 2021 on Saturday that it is producing a new original television anime titled Visual Prison, with Symphogear and Wild Arms series creator Noriyasu Agematsu credited for the original work and music production, and Aniplex's A-1 Pictures as animation studio. The anime will premiere this October.

Elements Garden is producing the music, and Ikumi Katagiri (Sakura Kakumei ~Hana Saku Otome-tachi~, Are You Alice?) is designing the characters.

Aniplex describes the project by portraying visual kei musicians as vampires. The visual kei genre is a subgenre of Japanese rock characterized by elaborate visual presentations, gothic aesthetics, balladic melody writing, and musicians who present androgynously. In the anime's story, vampires perform visual kei music, and gather together in Harajuku in an event known as "Visual Prison" under a red moon once a year, performing visual kei songs to entrance an audience and offer the best song to the red moon above.

The story begins when Ange Yuki, a lonely boy with no family, travels to Harajuku to see his favorite artist, and there sees an intense musical battle between the bands Eclipse and Lost Eden, their energetic performance striking a pain through his heart.

The cast, divided by their respective units, are as follows:

Oz (center in image above):

Lost Eden (right in image above):

Eclipse (left in image above):

Sources: Aniplex's AJ2021 panel, Visual Prison anime's website

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