Get ready for the last period before the first period, folks!
Earlier today, publisher Happy Elements launched a website to announce that their Last Period: Owari naki Rasen no Monogatari (Last Period: The Story of an Endless Spiral) smartphone game will receive an anime Tv series. A trailer and visual, as well as details on the cast, crew, theme songs, and broadcast window were confirmed.
We break the details down below.
The 105-second trailer offers a look at the show in action, as theme song Yokubari Dreamer (Grand Dreamer) by Natsuki Hanae and Yukari Tamura plays as a background track.
The image features the major cast members posing around a skewed village scene. Lead character Haru stands front and center.
The series will star the following:
- Haru: Natsuki Hanae
- Choco: Yukari Tamura
- Liza: Mika Kikuchi
- Gajeru: Ayumu Murase
- Erika: Ai Kakuma
- Campanella: M.A.O
- Miu: ?
- Gilled: Yamato Kinjo
- Noin: Reina Ueda
- Iona: Ai Kayano
- Mizaru: Sayaka Harada
- Kikazaru: Akari Kitō
- Iwazaru: Ayumu Mano
- Guru: Shiori Izawa
Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below:
Yoshiaki Iwasaki (The Familiar of Zero, Hayate the Combat Butler!!) was tapped to direct the project at J.C. Staff, with Mika Takahashi (Twin Angels BREAK, Neuro – Supernatural Detective) providing character designs. Hideki Shirane (My Girlfriend is Shobitch, Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side) is in charge of series composition for the title.
Natsuki Hanae and Yukari Tamura will perform opening theme song Yokubari Dreamer (Grand Dreamer).
Other confirmed staffers include:
- Original Character Designs: whoopin
- Original Concept: Happy Elements
- Art Director: Eiji Iwase
- Art Setting: Tsukasa Ohira
- Chief Animation Director: Mika Takahashi
- Color Design: Tomomi Andō
- Director of Photography: Yuki Hirose
- Editing: Motoki Niimi
- Music: Manual of Errors (NBCUniversal Entertainment)
- Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Magic Capsule)
- Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
- Production: EGG FIRM
- Production: Last Period Animation Project
The Last Period anime will hit Japanese TV in April. Tokyo MX, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, and BS11 are confirmed to be airing the title.
The original Last Period smartphone game launched on iOS and Android in May 2016. The title has been downloaded over five million times in Japan since launch.