Jun Fukuyama, Mamoru Miyano, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuuki Kaji, Daisuke Ono, Nana Mizuki; 1 novel, 3 manga planned
The third full promotional video and six more cast members for the Valvrave the Liberator anime were revealed at Anime Contents Expo in Chiba on Saturday. The previously announced cast members attended the event along with the new cast members below:
Jun Fukuyama as A-drei, an agent who underwent training at the Karurustein agency alongside L-elf. Since then, he has become L-elf's rival, and also his friend.
Mamoru Miyano as H-neun, an agent who graduated from Karurustein along with X-eins. H-neun and X-eins were the only ones who survived in their class. He sets the mood in the team.
In addition, the staff announced that three manga and one novel projects are currently in the works for the Valvrave the Liberator anime. The first manga project will be a one-shot drawn by manga artist Karega Tsuchiya in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in the July issue on June 4. A second manga project will be drawn by Ichiya Sazanami in ASCII Media Works' Sylph magazine, and will begin serialization in the magazine's August issue on June 22. Finally, a third manga project is currently in development for ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine.
The novel project will be penned by Yomoji Otono, winner of the honorable mention award in the 18th Dengeki Novel Awards. The illustrations will be drawn by Yūgen, and the novel series will begin serialization beginning in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Hobby Magazine beginning in the June issue, which will be released on May 25.
The story of Valvrave the Liberator is set the year Shinreki ("True Calendar") 71, when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of a space city called "Dyson Sphere." Between two major powers — the Dorrssia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called JIOR that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto Tokishima (voiced by Ryota Ohsaka), a high school student who lives in JIOR, encounters the mysterious "forbidden" humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorrssian army invades.
Kou Matsuo (Kure-nai, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Rozen Maiden) is directing the series at Sunrise. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Negima!, Guilty Crown) is handling the series composition. Manga creator Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man) is handling the original character designs for the series, and Tatsuya Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record: Avant-Title) is adapting Hoshino's designs for animation. Makoto Ishiwata (Robotics;Notes, Blassreiter) of Nitroplus, Naohiro Washio (Bodacious Space Pirates, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Fafner), and Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Armored Trooper Votoms, Yatterman) are handling mechanical design.
The anime will premiere on April 11 on MBS's "Animeism" late-night programming block. T.M. Revolution and Nana Mizuki are performing the opening theme song "Preserved Roses" together. Angela is performing the first ending theme song, and the singer elisa is performing the second ending theme song.
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