Get ready for a steampunk take on London, as told by very pretty boys.
Yesterday, a Code:Realize fan event was held at Kawasaki City, called the “Code:Realize Fantastic Party.” At the event, the first major details on the upcoming Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Code: Realize ~Sosei no Himegimi~) anime were unveiled.
In particular, it was revealed that the title will be an anime TV series, which hits Japanese TV this October. The first cast, crew, visual, and promo video were also unveiled, which we’ll detail below.
Hideyo Yamamoto (The Prince of Tennis II, Strike the Blood) will direct Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ at M.S.C., with Aya Nakanishi (Lady Jewelpet) providing character designs. Sayaka Harada (Starmyu) is in charge of series composition for the project, while Ryo Takahashi (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Please tell me! Galko-chan) scores the soundtrack.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original work: Otomate (Idea Factory / Design Factory)
- Original Character Design: miko (Design Factory)
- Scenario Supervisor: Ichijou
- Art Director: Tōru Minatani
- Chief Animation Director: Akaharu Ishii
- Color Design: Yuko Tsumori
- Director of Photography: Tomomi Saito
- Editor: Masayuki Kurosawa
- Music Production: Lantis
- Sound Production: Dax Production
The series will star the following:
- Cardia: Saori Hayami
- Arsène Lupin: Tomoaki Maeno
- Abraham Van Helsing: Junichi Suwabe
- Victor Frankenstein: Tetsuya Kakihara
- Impey Barbicane: Showtaro Morikubo
- Count Saint-Germain: Daisuke Hirakawa
- Finis: Yuuki Kaji
The two-minute teaser introduces the major characters, with character dialogue serving as a de-facto narration over animation clips.
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is based on Otomate’s visual novel of the same name. The title shipped on Sony’s PlayStation Vita in November 2014. Aksys Games released the title in North America and Europe in 2015. They describe the title as:
Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.”
Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…