Muse Malaysia, Indonesia License Rumble Garanndoll Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original anime premieres in October

Muse Malaysia and Indonesia announced on Thursday that they have licensed the Rumble Garanndoll (Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shōjo: Rumble Garanndoll, literally, Turnabout World's Battery Girl) anime. They will announce a distribution platform for the anime at a later date.

The anime's cast members include:

Seiichirō Yamashita as Hosomichi Kudō, a club host who works less-than-legally at Tokyo's Kabukichō district

Ai Fairouz as Rin Akagi, a fan of anime and live-action tokusatsu (special effects) works

Aina Suzuki as Yuki Aoba, an underground idol

Shiori Izawa as Misa Kuroki, a genius hacker who loves retro games

Takuma Terashima as Akatsuki Shinonome, a colonel from Shinkoku

Rina Hidaka as Hayate Makami, a girl from a military family who values the spirit of the samurai

Yukiyo Fujii as Musashi Sashigami, a daughter of high nobility with military prowess

Shino Shimoji as Yakumo Kamizuru, a Shinkoku mechanic descended from onmyōji diviners

Tomokazu Sugita as Balzac Yamada, commander of the Arahabaki resistance

Aki Toyosaki as Mimi Kagurazaka, Arahabaki technologist

Takamitsu Fukuchi as Anjū Munakata, who handles the shady finances for Hosomichi

Kenichirō Matsuda as Ukai, who takes care of everything from procuring otaku items to searching for battery girls

Takahiro Mizushima, Shouta Hayama, and Hayato Kaneko as (left to right in image below) Megane, Cap, Pocha, who are the otaku mechanics of Arahabaki

The anime will premiere in October.

The story begins in 2019, just before the change in historical eras for Japan. A rift to another dimension suddenly opens in the skies above, revealing a "turnabout" alternate world called "Shinkoku Nippon." This parallel version of Japan maintained its militarism and remains stuck in the Showa era. Shinkoku Nippon invades our Japan with its "Genmu" gas weapons (on which our own modern weapons have no effect) and giant humanoid "Garan" weapons. The invaders immediately take over our government and all but conquer Japan. As a result, our Japan never ushers in the Reiwa era.

A decade later, our Japan has been revamped as Genkoku Nippon, a puppet state of Shinkoku Nippon. Under harsh censorship, the once thriving manga, anime, idol, and similar sub-cultures have completely died off ... or so it seemed. A secret society named Arahabaki (a Japanese anagram of Tokyo's sub-culture shopping district Akihabara) rises up to resist Shinkoku with Garanndoll weapons powered by "battery girls."

Masaomi Andō (School-Live!, Scum's Wish, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Astra Lost in Space) is directing the anime at the studio Lerche. Makoto Uezu (Scum's Wish, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Kengan Ashura) is overseeing the series scripts, Akio Watanabe (The Fruit of Grisaia, The Eden of Grisaia) is the original character designer, and Keiko Kurosawa (Astra Lost in Space, Scum's Wish) is adapting those designs for animation. EGG FIRM is producing the anime.

Sources: Muse Malaysia's YouTube channel, Muse Indonesia's Facebook page

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