Singer Aimer, Director Ryo-timo Unveil Night World Anime Project
posted on by Alex Mateo
An official Twitter account opened on Monday to announce Aimer and Ryo-timo's original short anime project Night World (Yoru no Kuni) which will premiere on Aimer's official YouTube channel on April 16 at 11:00 p.m. JST (10:00 a.m. EDT). Ryo-timo is directing the project, and Aimer is in charge of the theme song "Trill" for the project's first "night." The staff unveiled a trailer and visual by illustrator Nomiya.
The tagline reads "A place that you can only go late at night."
Junichi Suwabe plays Yoru, who resembles a bird and lives in the Night World. Misaki Kuno plays Chiya (name romanization not confirmed), the first "night's" main character who always holds a stuffed animal that reminds her of her dog Choco. Natsuki Miwa plays Chiya's mother, and Hiromichi Tezuka plays Chiya's father.
Ryo-timo or Ryōsuke Sawa (Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone key animator, Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is directing the project at studio daisy, and he is also in charge of the original designs and storyboards. Rei Takaku wrote the scenario, and Sato Takahara is credited with concept art and color script. Yūya Fukuda is designing the characters, Sunao Chikaoka is the sub-character designer, and Takashi Aoi is the art director at Smartile, and Natsumi Watanabe is the color key artist. Rio Shimizu is the compositing director of photography and editor. Yurie Minamikata is composing the music, and Ai Addiction is handling the sound production.
Aimer's theme song "Trill" will be included in her sixth album Walpurgis, which ships on Wednesday.
Aimer performed theme songs for Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Bleach, No. 6, Gundam UC, Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, and Terror in Resonance, among others.