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Eureka Seven Ao Sci-Fi TV Sequel's Story Outlined [via AnimeNewsNetwork]

Staff listed, new piece of art unveiled in February's Newtype magazine [via AnimeNewsNetwork]
The February issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is presenting the story outline, staff list, and a new piece of art for Eureka Seven Ao, the sequel to Bones' 2005-2006 Eureka Seven television anime series, on Tuesday.

The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young.
A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. In his fervent desire to protect the island, Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport.
The anime sequels features the return of the original anime's director, several mechanical designers, art director, color stylist, visual effects director, and director of photography. The first anime's character designer Kenichi Yoshida and main mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori are also credited for "key character designs" and "Nirvash designs," respectively.
Director: Tomoki Kyoda
 Key Character Design: Kenichi Yoshida
 Character Design: Hiroyuki Oda
 Nirvash Design: Shoji Kawamori
 Mechanical Design: Kanetake Ebikawa, Kimitoshi Yamane, Takayuki Yanase
 Design Development: Shigeto Koyama
 Design Works: Shiho Takeuchi
 Art: Kazuo Nagai
 Color Design: Nobuko Mizuta
 SF Setting: Mitsuyasu Sakai
 VFX Director: Yasushi Muraki
 Director of Photography: Shunya Kimura
 Animation Production: BONES
The new television series will premiere in April, and the story is being adapted in manga form in Kadokaw Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace and Newtype Ace magazines.

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