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First “18if” Teaser, Premiere Schedule Hit The Web


Today, we get our first glimpse of what happens when dreams collide.

Kind of.

Earlier today, the official 18if anime website updated with a promotional video. Furthermore, the site updated with the show’s official premiere schedule. We break the details down below.

Promo Video

The 30-second trailer offers a brief look at the show in action. The trailer confirms that TeddyLoid will produce 18if‘s theme song, with Yoshikazu Mera handling vocals. Yūho Iwasato wrote the lyrics.

In addition, Gonzo started streaming a pair 18 Yume Sekai VR (18 Dream World VR) VR teasers. The six-minute videos serve to promote the 18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle (18: A Puzzle Connecting to You) smartphone game:

Broadcast Schedule

18if will air on the following networks:

  • Tokyo MX: 7/7/2017 at 22:00 (7/7/2017 at 10:00PM)
  • AT-X: 7/8/2017 at 21:00 (7/8/2017 at 9:00PM)
  • BS Fuji: 7/10/2017 at 24:00 (7/11/2017 at midnight)

Funimation holds the domestic rights to the title, though they haven’t yet announced distribution plans.

18if is based on Mobage’s smartphone game 18: Dream World (18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle). Director Koji Morimoto (Extra, Beyond) will serve as chief supervisor for 18f at Gonzo. Each episode will have a different director. Tadashi Oppata (Memories Off 2nd, Memories Off 3.5) is providing character designs, while Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pumpkin Scissors) takes charge of series composition.

Other crew members include:

  • Music: Ryūdai Abe
  • Art Director: Sawako Takagi
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Cgi Director: Akane Nagamine
  • Director of Photography: Naoki Kitamura
  • Color design: Toshie Suzuki
  • Color design: Yuuko Satou
  • Editing: Akari Saitō

The confirmed voice cast is as follows:

  • Lily: Kaori Nazuka
  • Haruto Tsukishiro: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Katsumi Kanzaki: Takehito Koyasu

18 is a multimedia project from Mobcast, which kicked off with 18: Dream World. Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi is listed as a principal creator for the franchise.

Several character visuals were released to promote 18if, which you can check out below:

Source: Moca News

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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