Muteking the Dancing Hero Anime's Trailer Reveals Theme Songs, October 2 Debut
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Muteking the Dancing Hero, the reboot television anime series of Tatsunoko Production's Tondemo Senshi Muteking hero gag anime, began streaming a full trailer for the anime on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Labyrinth" by Orange Range and ending theme song "Kibō no Uta" (Song of Hope) by KALMA. It also reveals the anime's October 2 premiere date.
Tatsunoko Pro is credited with the original work, and Utomaru (THINKR) is credited with the original character designs. Hiroshi Sasagawa (episode director for Tondemo Senshi Muteking) is the executive director, and Ryousuke Takahashi (Cyborg 009) is the chief director. Yuuzou Satou (CGI director for Flowers of Evil, C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility) is directing the anime, and Masafumi Sato (Denki-Gai director) is the assistant director and battle dance director. Tatsunoko Pro and Tezuka Productions are producing the anime. Yūji Kondōu (Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File, The Snack World) is overseeing the series scripts, and Takamitsu Shimazaki (Hakushon Daimaō 2020) and Takeshi Masuda (theme song arrangement for Psychic Squad, Snow White with the Red Hair) are composing the music.
Other staff members include:
- 3DCG Director: Yoshihiro Otobe
- Music Producer: Takamitsu Shimazaki
- Participating Artists: Takeshi Ueda (AA=), Orange Range, KALMA, Sanabagun., Naz, Reol, Akiko Yano, Rinne Yoshida.
- Music Production: Victor Entertainment, Smile Company
- Sound Director: Takumi Itō
The anime will star:
- Kentarō Mashiro as Muteki
- Takuya Eguchi as DJ
- Satoshi Hino as Seo
- Rie Takahashi as Aida-san
- Madoka Yonezawa as An
- Azusa Tadokoro as Naomi
- Rikako Aikawa as Sera
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Vivi
- Keiga as Haru
- Hayato Kimura as Summer
- Minami Tanaka as Aki
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Winter
- KENN as Suteking
- Yutaka Aoyama as Matt
- Takashi Matsuyama as Tommy
- Wataru Hatano as George
- Kenichi Suzumura as Owen
The companies hosted an audition for who will voice the titular character Muteking (the name is a pun on the word "muteki," which means "invincible").
The original anime aired for 56 episodes in 1980-1981, and has not received a release in English. The anime took place in a city modeled after San Francisco at the time, and featured a protagonist who could transform into "Muteking" to fight evil aliens. The anime became known for its novel design and music.
The project's official website describes the reboot anime as a "sci-fi hero romantic comedy."