Synduality: Noir Anime's Video Reveals Opening Song, July Premiere With Disney+ Simulcast
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A stage presentation for Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Namco Filmworks, and Bandai Spirits' Synduality project revealed on Sunday that the anime in franchise is titled Synduality: Noir. The anime will premiere in July and will stream exclusively and simultaneously on Disney+ worldwide. The presentation unveiled a new promotional video for the anime, which reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Raytracer" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION.
The anime will have an advance screening at Shinjuku Picadilly on May 21.
The presentation also revealed that the franchise's game is titled Synduality: Echo of Ada, and will release in 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.
The franchise will also have a manga spinoff titled Synduality: Ellie, focusing on the titular character, which will launch in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine. The manga will also have a novelization that will launch under Kadokawa's MF Bunko J label. The franchise will also have a separate novel spinoff "photo story" tentatively titled Synduality: Kaleido, which will launch in Hobby Japan's Monthly Hobby Japan magazine.
While the game is set in the year 2222, the anime will be set 20 years after in 2242.
The anime's previously announced cast includes:
- Takeo Ōtsuka as Kanata
- Aoi Koga as Noir
- Nagisa Aoyama as Ciel
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Tokio
- Fuminori Komatsu as Mouton
- Konomi Inagaki as Ellie
- Ayaka Ohashi as Ange
- Taito Ban as Kurokamen
- M.A.O as Schnee
The main staff includes:
- Director: Yūsuke Yamamoto (Encouragement of Climb, Aquarion Evol, Knight's & Magic)
- Original Story Concept: Hajime Kamoshida (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
- Series Script Supervisor: Takashi Aoshima (Himouto! Umaruchan, Mitsudomoe)
- Animation Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Kenichirō Katsura (Macross 7, Comic Party: Revolution)
- Production Design: Kō Inaba
- Legendary Design: Kazutaka Miyatake (Macross, Space Battleship Yamato)
- Art Director: Kenta Masuda
- Music: Masato Nakayama (22/7, We Never Learn: BOKUBEN)
The companies previously announced the franchise's third-person shooter game, which will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) this year.
Sony describes the game:
The year is 2222. It has been years since Tears of the New Moon, a mysterious rain, poured and wiped out almost the entire human race. The poisonous rain gave birth to deformed creatures devouring for humans, and humanity fled from the danger. As means for survival, the humans then build an underground haven; Amasia. In this new built dystopian city, on a pursuit of maintaining their existence, they run into an Artificial Intelligence named Magus. Not knowing how things will work between them, the story of how Humans and AI coinciding and trying to find their truths begin.
Bandai Namco's Yōsuke Futami is serving as the game's producer. neco (Augmented Reality Girls Trinary, "Falslander" character series) is designing the characters and Ippei Gyōbu (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline) is the coffin (mechanical) designer. 8-Bit is producing the anime.
Sources: Synduality AnimeJapan 2023 stage event, Synduality: Noir anime's website
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