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First Akiba’s Trip Anime PV, New Cast &Character Visuals Released

The synthisters are on the loose, which means it’s time to knuckle down and get stripping!

Earlier today, the official Akiba’s Trip The Animation anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 105-second teaser introduces the cast:

The site also updated with two new voice cast members. The confirmed members include:

  • Tasujin Ratu: Misaki Kuno
  • Kage-san: Jouji Nakata

Visuals for the two characters were also released, which you can check out below:

Tatsujin Ratu
Tatsujin Ratu

Akiba’s Trip The Animation will begin airing on Japanese TV on January 4, 2017.

Hiroshi Ikehata (Seiyu’s Life!, Robot Girls Z) was tapped to direct Akiba’s Trip at Gonzo, while Hajime Mitsuda (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Steins;Gate) provides character designs. Kazuho Hyodo (ReLIFE, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Tamotsu Denkigai: Haruki Ishiya
  • Matome Manseika: Rie Takahashi
  • Niwaka Denkigai: Marika Kono
  • Arisa Ahokainen: Yuki Nagaku

The show’s website describes the plot as:

Akihabara, an open community where everyone from beginners to masters are welcome. Even if you’re alone, you’ll find someone who gets you in Akiba. It’s a place where nearly anything is possible, where you can bare your body and soul to the world.

In Akiba, which crams anime, games, maids, idols, secondhand parts, and cheap gourmet food into one neighborhood, battles are breaking out against the “Bagurimono,” and an unyielding “boy meets girl” story begins!

Akiba’s Trip The Animation is based on the Akiba’s Trip video game franchise. The first game in the series was a Japan exclusive, which Acquire released on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PSP systems in 2011. An updated version of the game, titled Akiba’s Trip Plus, hit Japanese retailers in 2013. The sequel, Akiba’s Trip 2, was released for the PlayStation 3 and Vita in November 2013. A PlayStation 4 version hit stores seven months later, in July 2014

XSeed released  Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed in 2014. They released a PC version of the game in May 2015. NIS America handled the European release of the game.

Several character designs for Akiba’s Trip The Animation, which you can check out below:

Source: Hachima Kikō

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