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Build Divide Card Game Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visual, Theme Songs

posted on by Alex Mateo
EGOIST, MEMAI SIREN perform theme songs

The official website for Build Divide -#00000 (Code Black)- — the television anime for Aniplex, Yūhodō, and LIDEN FILMS' Build Divide multimedia project — revealed on Wednesday the first promotional video, key visual, and theme songs. EGOIST will perform the opening theme song "BANG!!!" MEMAI SIREN will perform the ending theme song "Fukagyakuteki na Inochi no Shо̄zо̄." The video previews the ending theme.

The cast includes (Note: Character name romanization not official): (Left to right in image above)

  • Yū Serizawa as Kikka, who has an odd attachment to Teruhito
  • Aoi Koga as Hiyori Tori, who strives in Build Divide to change her impoverished life
  • Yūto Uemura as Teruhito Kurabe, the protagonist
  • Sayumi Watabe as Sakura Banka, a mysterious girl who tells Teruhito about Build Divide
  • Atsushi Tamaru as Naomitsu Enjō, a young man who engages in the fight to revolutionize New Kyoto

The first cours (quarter of a year) of the anime will premiere this October, with the card game also debuting in the same month. The second cours will premiere in April 2022.

The project is set in "New Kyoto," where a new governing lord is decided through one's skills at a card game. The anime will center around a boy and a "guard" that he can materialize.

Yuki Komada (Killing Bites, Blade of the Immortal 2019 episode director) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS, while Yoriko Tomita (As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose) is in charge of the series scripts. Shinpei Tomooka (Inukami!, Sekirei, Trinity Seven) is designing the characters.

Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga launched in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in March 2014. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English. The manga inspired a television anime series that ran from July to September 2017 in Japan. The series premiered outside of Japan on Netflix in February 2018. The anime's second season premiered in January 2019, and Netflix began streaming the series in June 2019. The manga also inspired a 10-episode live-action show that premiered in Japan in January 2018. Netflix is streaming the series outside of Japan. A second season premiered in March 2019, followed by a live-action film in May 2019. A sequel live-action film opened in Japan in May.

Kawamoto's brother Hikaru Muno penned the Kakegurui Trip and Kakegurui Joker spinoff novels.

Sources: Build Divide -#00000 (Code Black)- anime's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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