Soon, the door to another universe will open, though it’s hard to say many will like what they see on the other side.
Earlier today, Geno Studio announced that they’re working on an anime TV series based on Seita Horio’s Kokkoku: Moment by Moment manga. The company opened a website for the project, which includes early broadcast details, as well as cast, crew, and a trailer. We break the details down below.
The 70-second trailer offers a look at the show in action. Character dialogue provides narration and a brief overview of the core story beats.
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Witchblade, Galaxy Angel) was tapped to direct Kokkoku: Moment by Moment at Geno Studio, with Masaki Hinata providing character designs. Noboru Kimura (Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original Character Designs: Yasuomi Umetsu
- Chief Animation Director: Masaki Hinata
- Music: MICHIRU
- Production: Twin Engine
The opening theme song, Flashback, will be performed by MIYAVI vs. KenKen.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Juri Yukawa: Chika Anzai
- Shōko Majima: Asami Seto
- Old Man: Kazuhiro Yamaji
- Junji Sagawa: Hozumi Gōda
- Takafumi Yukawa: Kouji Tsujitani
- Tsubasa Yukawa: Hirofumi Nojima
- Makoto Yukawa: Ryūto Iwata
- Shiomi: Yuya Uchida
- Sako: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment will air in January 2018. Tokyo MX and BS11 will air the series on Japanese TV. On the digital front, Amazon will stream the show exclusively on Amazon Prime in all regions.
Geno Studio teased Kokkoku: Moment by Moment in a key visual on October 9. The project is one of three projects that was teased last week. The company is also producing anime based on Golden Kamuy and an original project by Durarara!! director Takahiro Omori. An announcement trailer for the three projects was unveiled, which you can check out below:
Kodansha Comics currently holds the rights to the series in North America, and plans to release the title in digital format tomorrow. They describe Kokkoku as:
In order to save her brother and nephew who have been kidnapped by a mysterious religious group known as the Genuine Love Society, Juri and her family cast a spell using a stone hidden by her grandfather to enter the world of stopped time known as Stasis. However, when they infiltrate the kidnapper’s base, they’re met by other people who can also move about freely. With grotesque creatures lurking about, will they be able to escape the parallel world and return to their normal lives?!
Geno Studio was launched in 2015, and immediately taked with finishing work on Genocidal Organ after the closure of Manglobe. The organization was founded by producer Kōji Yamamoto (Eden of the East, Anohana), and is a full subsidiary of production company Twin Engine.
Source: MoCa News