And so, the beat goes on.
Earlier today, the official Beatless anime website updated with a new key visual, plus several cast reveals. We break the details down below:
The new visual features lead characters Arato Endo and Lacia standing in front of a white background patterned with geometric symbols.
The series added the following to their voice cast:
- Arato Endo: Takuto Yoshinaga
- Ryo Kaidai: Kaito Ishikawa
- Kengo Suguri: Daiki Yamashita
- Yuka Endo: Saki Ono
- Shiori Kaidai: Uki Satake
- Olga Suguri: Yuki Wakai
Visuals for the new characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below:
Beatless will hit MBS and TBS on January 12, as part of the networks’ Animeism block. Satellite network BS-TBS will carry the show a day later on January 13. As a reminder, Amazon holds the exclusive streaming rights to all Animeism titles for the forseeable future.
The title is based on Satoshi Hase and illustrator redjuice’s novel of the same name. Seiji Mizushima (Concrete Revolutio, Fullmetal Alchemist) will direct Beatless at diomedia, with Hiroko Yaguchi (Aikatsu!) providing character designs. The team of Go Zappa (Blend S, Chronicles of the Going Home Club) and Tatsuya Takahashi (Eromanga Sensei, And you thought there is never a girl online?) will take charge of series composition.
GARNiDELiA will perform opening theme song Error, while ClariS handles ending theme PRIMALove.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Lacia: Nao Tōyama
- Kouka: Misako Tomioka
- Snowdrop: Hiromi Igarashi
- Saturnus: Shino Shimoji
- Methode: Sora Amamiya
Beatless first appeared in the pages of Newtype magzine in 2012 with illustrations by redjuice. Wit Studio and animator Satoshi Kadowaki provided “animation versions” of select illustrations from the work.
Tokyo Otaku Mode released an English translation of the novel on its website. They describe the title as:
With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision…