Tōsōchū: The Great Mission Anime's Promo Video Previews fhána's Opening Theme
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The official website for Tōsōchū: The Great Mission, an anime inspired by the Fuji TV game show run for money Tōsōchū (known as Run for the Money in English), revealed the show's promotional video on Monday. The video previews fhána's opening theme song "Runaway World."
The website also revealed a new visual from original character designer Takeshi Okano.The series will premiere on April 2.
The previously revealed cast includes: (Note: English name romanizations not confirmed)
- Showtaro Morikubo as Sōya Tomura
- Yumiko Kobayashi as Haru Tomura
- Marina Inoue as Luna Nishidōin
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Maurice Shoemaker
- Yu Shimamura as Harvest
- Daisuke Namikawa as Satoshi Tsukimura
Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Tamers) and Kōhei Kureta (One Piece, Kirakira Precure a la Mode) are directing the anime at Toei Animation. Yōichi Ōnishi is designing the characters based on original art by Takeshi Okano (Jigoku Sensei Nube). Kotaro Nakagawa (Code Geass) is composing the music. Ayaka Kami and Kentaro Akiyama (Revue Starlight) are the art directors. Kenji Fukuda is handling the art setting. Shōhei Tamura is in charge of 3D stage design.
Boys group AB6IX is performing the ending theme song "Fly Away."
The anime is set in the future when humanity has migrated to the Moon due to Earth's climate change. The anime incorporates its own elements such as the human drama of survival on a diverse field that blurs countries and eras such as Shibuya, Edo-period Japan, and London.
The game show has been airing irregularly on Fuji TV since 2004. The "runaway" contestants try to survive in theme parks, shopping centers, and other venues to earn cash as "hunters" pursue them. The show has already inspired stage productions, publications, and a Netflix release.
Sources: Tōsōchū: The Great Mission anime's website (link 2), MoCa News
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