It looks like this project is getting the royal treatment.
Earlier today, game publisher FuRyu hosted a live streaming event. During the show a teaser trailer, as well as the show’s core staff were unveiled. The show’s official website also updated with a pair of key visuals. We break the details down below.
The 81-second promo is presented more like a music video, with harsh cuts and copious visual effects. Reina Ueda’s Distorted † Happiness (Anime Re:Arrange Ver.) plays as a background track.
The two visuals feature a conflic, split in twain. On one side, warriors stand against a white background and a rose. On the other, combatants await against a black background and a blue lily.
Jun’ichi Wada (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, WorldEnd) will direct the Caligula anime at Satelight, with Kenji Tanabe (Good Luck Girl!) providing character designs. Touko Machida (Wake Up, Girls!, Show By Rock!!#) is in charge of series composition.
Chiharu Sawashiro and Shunsuke Takeuchi will perform opening theme song Paradigm Box. Rie Murakawa, Ari Ozawa, Rie Takahashi, and Minami Tanaka will handle closing theme song Hypno. Both songs will release as singles on May 16.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original Concept: Takuya Yamanaka (FuRyu)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Music: Tsukasa Masuko
- Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
- Music: Funta7
- Music: RegaSound
- Music: Kenji Iwata
- Music Production: Pony Canyon
Caligula will air on Japanese TV in April. Tokyo MX will carry the series, along with other networks.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Ritsu Shikishima: Chiharu Sawashiro
- μ: Reina Ueda
- Shōgo Satake: Shunsuke Takeuchi
- Izuru Minezawa: Yuichiro Umehara
- Kotarō Tomoei: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Kotono Kashiwaba: Rie Murakawa
- Naruko Morita: Ari Ozawa
- Mifue Shinohara: Rie Takahashi
- Suzuna Kagura: Minami Tanaka
- Marie Mizuguchi: Mai Fuchigami
- Aria: Asami Shimoda
- KagiP: Shouta Aoi
- SweetP: Emi Nitta
- Shōnen Doll: Yumiri Hanamori
- Mirei: Eriko Nakamura
- IkeP: Sōma Saitō
- Shadow Knife: Yūma Uchida
- Sone: Yuka Ōtsubo
Caligula Effect originally launched on the PlayStation Vita in June 2016. The title was released in North America on May 2, 2017.