The January 2018 issue of Kadokawa‘s Newtype magazine is revealing additional cast members for the television anime of Satoshi Hase and redjuice‘s Beatless novel series on Saturday. The new cast members include:
- Takuto Yoshinaga as Arato Endo
- Kaito Ishikawa as Ryo Kaidai
- Daiki Yamashita as Kengo Suguri
- Saki Ono as Yuka Endo
- Uki Satake as Shiori Kaidai
- Y?ki Wakai as Olga Suguri
- Emiri Suyama as Erika Burrows
Previously announced cast members include:
The anime stars:
- Nao T?yama as Lacia
- Misako Tomioka as Kouka
- Hiromi Igarashi as Snowdrop
- Shino Shimoji as Saturnus
- Sora Amamiya as Methode
The anime’s official website previously streamed a promotional video for the anime.
The anime will premiere on January 12 on MBS and TBS, and on January 13 on BS-TBS, and will air in the “Animeism” programming block. Amazon is exclusively streaming titles from the Animeism block to 200 countries through its Amazon Prime Video service.
Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Expelled from Paradise, Concrete Revolutio) is directing the anime at diomedea. Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Rewrite, Eromanga Sensei) and Go Zappa (Koihime Mus?, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Blend S) are in charge of series composition. Hiroko Yaguchi (Un-Go, Aikatsu!) is designing the characters based on redjuice‘s original designs. NARASAKI and kz (Livetune) are composing the show’s music.
GARNiDELiA is performing the opening theme song “Error,” and ClariS is performing the ending theme song “PRIMALove.”
Tokyo Otaku Mode serialized English translations of the novel in 2014, and it describes the novel:
With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision…
Hase serialized the novel in Newtype in 2012. The artist redjuice (Guilty Crown, The Empire of Corpses, Genocidal Organ, Harmony character designs) provided the illustrations for the original novel, and Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus’ Bride) and animator Satoshi Kadowaki (chief animation director for Guilty Crown and Attack on Titan) provided “animation versions” of the illustrations for the English version.
The novel inspired the Ptolemy’s Singularity manga spinoff by Gun Snark (Attack on Titan: No Regrets) and Mitsuru Ohsaki (Onimusha: Night Of Genesis) that launched on Kadokawa‘s Famitsu Comic Clear website in 2014, and is ongoing. Kadokawa published the manga’s fourth compiled book volume in February 2016.
The original novel also inspired a manga adaptation by Kagura Uguisu in Kadokawa‘s Sh?nen Ace magazine. The manga launched in 2012, and ended in 2013.