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Akatsuki, Too Kyo Games' Tribe Nine Project Gets TV Anime, Smartphone RPG, Webtoon

posted on by Egan Loo
Funimation co-produces January anime about extreme baseball from Danganronpa creative team

The live-streamed "Extreme Progress Report #00" for Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games' new Tribe Nine project announced on Thursday that the project has a television anime, a smartphone 3D action role-playing game, and a Webtoon green-lit. As announced in the first promotional video below, the anime will start airing and streaming next January.

The cast includes:

The video introduces the first seven characters above in order, and also teases other characters.

Funimation announced that it is co-producing the anime and that Yū Aoki is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Michiko Yokote is supervising the series scripts, and Yosuke Yabumoto is adapting Rui Komatsuzaki (Danganronpa franchise) and Simadoriru's original character designs for animation. Masafumi Takada (Danganronpa franchise) is composing the music, and Lantis is producing the music. Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa franchise) is credited with the original story concept, and Akatsuki's Shūhei Yamaguchi is serving as chief producer.

Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games describe the project set in "20XX in the country of Neo Too Kyo," where young people form tribes after the collapse of society:

This title is set in a fictional location that is similar to the 23 Wards of Tokyo, with outlaw gangs of each ward battling for prestige via extreme baseball.

Thursday's event debuted the first promotional video for the smartphone 3D action RPG:

Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games announced the project in February 2020 with several project team members from the Danganronpa franchise.

Update Typo fixed. Thanks, harushiga.

Update 2: Anime's teaser visual added via Comic Natalie

Sources: Dengeki Online, Funimation (Nicholas Friedman)

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