Scarlet Nexus Anime Reveals Promo Video, Song Artists for 2nd Part
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The official website for the television anime of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Scarlet Nexus role-playing game revealed on Thursday a new promotional video, visual, and theme song artists for the series' second cours (quarter of a year). The video previews the second opening theme song "MACHINEGUN" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES.
The second cours will premiere on September 30 with the 14th episode.
Ayumu Imazu will perform the second ending theme song "Stranger."
The anime premiered on July 1. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and it is also streaming an English dub. Funimation streamed the first episode starting on June 18 after its summer 2021 preview livestream on YouTube.
The cast members include:
- Junya Enoki as Yuito Sumeragi
- Asami Seto as Kasane Randall
- Yui Horie as Arashi Spring
- Ryōta Takeuchi as Gemma Garrison
- Tomomi Mineuchi as Hanabi Ichijo
- Daisuke Namikawa as Kagero Donne
- Yumi Hara as Kyoka Eden
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Luka Travers
- Kengo Kawanishi as Shiden Ritter
- Marika Kōno as Tsugumi Nazar
Hiroyuki Nishimura (chief animation director and character designer for Deltora Quest, Kurokami The Animation, LBX) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and is also credited for character design alongside Yuji Ito (Phi-Brain - Puzzle of God episode animation director). Yoichi Kato (Yōkai Watch) and Toshizo Nemoto (Macross Delta) are supervising and writing the series' scripts, and Akiko Inoue (Duel Masters) is also co-writing the scripts.
Osamu Tayama is the art director, while Nagisa Abe is the color key artist. Hitomi Itou is credited as the CG line director, and Tatsuya Shimano is credited as the CG modeling director. Hironori Anazawa is composing the music. Daichi Iseki is the compositing director of photography, while Masato Yoshitake is the editor. Yayoi Tateishi is the audio director.
Funimation describes the anime's story:
Solar calendar year 2020: grotesque organisms called Others have begun eating people. To take down this new enemy, the Other Suppression Force is formed. Saved by this elite team as a child, psychokinetic Yuito withstands the training to enlist. On the other hand, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane's dreams tell her strange things, dragging the two into an unavoidable fate.
The Scarlet Nexus game launched on June 25 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game features 4K Ultra HD graphics for Xbox Series X, and it launched through Smart Delivery.
Former developers of the Tales of series, including Tales of Vesperia, developed the game. Code Vein producer Keita Iizuka is producing the game.
The game is set in "a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction." Players will become protagonist Yuito Sumeragi and use psycho-kinetic abilities to combat the Others.