City life just got a bit more interesting.
Earlier today, the official Shōmetsu Toshi (Annihilated City) anime website updated with a new teaser trailer and key visual, along with several cast and staff members.. We break the details down below:
The 75-second promo features several quick cuts between animated segments, as a fast-paced synth-pop piece plays in the background.
The new visual features several characters posing against a blue gradient background.
Shigeyuki Miya (Blood Lad, Lupin the 3rd: Green vs Red) was tapped to direct the project at Madhouse, with Tomoyuki Shitaya (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Sagrada Reset) providing character designs. Shingo Irie is in charge of series composition.
Kenji Kawai will score the show’s soundtrack, while Satoshi Motoyama works as sound director.
Six new cast members were confirmed:
- Haruka: Hina Suguta
- Homura: Haruka Shamoto
- Kōta: Makoto Takahashi
- Nami: Emiri Iwai
- Rena: Aguri Ōnishi
- Yua: Hikari Sonoyama
Shōmetsu Toshi is based on Wright Flyer’s smartphone game of the same name. Madhouse will produce the series, while Pony Canyon produces the music. Developer Wright Flyer Studios is credited as the original creator.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Yuki: Kana Hanazawa
- Takuya: Tomokazu Sugita
- Akira: Yūichi Nakamura
- Eiji (Researcher): Tarusuke Shingaki
- Kikyō: Aimi
- Geek: Taisuke Nishimura
- Yumiko (Researcher): Mitsuki Nakae
The show’s official website describes the Shōmetsu Toshi anime as:
One day, the city disappeared.
Takuya, a lone wolf courier, and Yuki are said to be the only survivors of the extinction.
The two must rely on a message from Yuki’s father, who was thought to have disappeared, and head to the anihillated city.
However, unexpected obstacles stand before these two individuals.
It’s a shocking reality for Yuki.
The emotions of the departed, the mysterious organization behind the scenes, and a hidden conspiracy await.
Yuki and Takuya, two who began this journey as strangers, deepen their bonds as they seek the mysteries of the anihillated city.
Shōmetsu Toshi is a smartphone game, which was a joint production between developer Wright Flyer and publisher GREE. The series launched oN Japanese app stores in May 2014, and has gone on to rack up more than nine million downloads worldwide.