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Insect Land Anime Casts Sumi Shimamoto as Earth

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Anime premiered in Japan on April 4

The official website for the anime of actor Teruyuki Kagawa's Insect Land picture books announced on Friday that the anime has cast Sumi Shimamoto as Earth. Earth speaks to the rest of the characters through a "lily of the valley telephone."

The anime premiered on NHK's E-Tele channel on April 4, and airs every Monday at 8:45 a.m.

The cast includes:

Asuna Tomari as Adam

Misaki Kuno as Mia

Karen Miyama as Charlotte

Hiroki Nanami as Theo

Rie Takahashi as Eden

Natsuki Hanae as Accel

Tooru Nara as Gabriel

Kimiko Saitō as Rafael

Kokoro Kikuchi as Maxime

In addition, Takahiro Sakurai narrates the anime.

Jun Kawagoe (Getter Robo Arc, New Getter Robo, Mazinkaiser SKL) is directing the anime at TMS Jinni's and TMS Entertainment, with Studio No Border listed as creative support. Yuichiro Kido (Dr. Stone) is both writing and supervising the scripts. Ayumi Kakei is adapting Thomas Romain's original character designs for animation, and Kagawa is serving as executive producer. Ayana Tsujita is composing the music.

The Insect Land "nature learning picture books" began with the first volume in April 2020, with anime designer Thomas Romain (Macross Delta, Carole & Tuesday) drawing the illustrations. The stories explore the lives of insects, while also celebrating the themes of ecology and diversity.

Sources: Insect Land anime's website, Comic Natalie

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