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HIDIVE to Stream “The Girl in Twilight” Anime on 10/1/2018


Akanesasu Shojo Key VisualIt’s time to find the key in the twilight, folks. (Whoops, wrong series.)

Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they acquired the streaming rights to The Girl in Twilight. The series will launch on the service on October 1, at 11:30 UTC (7:30AM EDT) for subscribers in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other select territories.

Sentai Filmworks announced that they licensed the show on September 27.

Jin Tamamura (Iron Vendetta) was tapped to direct the project at studios Dandelion Animation Studio and Jūmonji, with Yuuichi Abe (SD Gundam Force, Gundam Evolve OVA 1) serving as series director. Hiroki Harada (Sweetness & Lightning, Jewelpet: Magical Change) will provide character designs, while Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Mitsuboshi Colors) takes charge of series composition.

Ryūtarō Nakahara, under the pseudonym Ryu☆, will score the soundtrack. MICHI will perform opening theme song Solanetarium, while Ayami Wajima performs closing theme song Broken Radio.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Series Director: Yūichi Abe
  • Screenplay: Shogo Yasukawa
  • Sub-Character Design: Yuki Kawashima
  • Sub-Character Design: Akitomo Yamamoto
  • Sub-Character Design: Koji Watanabe
  • Animation Director: Akitomo Yamamoto
  • Equalizer Design: Ryō Hirata
  • Clutter Design: Yasuhiro Moriki
  • Prop Design: Susumu Imaishi
  • Prop Design: Koji Watanabe
  • Prop Design: Ryō Hirata
  • Prop Design: Sayaka Takase
  • Storyboards: Stanislas Brunet
  • Art Director: Yoshisa Ito
  • Art Setting: Akihiro Hirasawa
  • Art: Kusanagi
  • 3D CGI: Hideaki Takeda
  • Director of Photography: Atsushi Satou
  • Photography: Studio Shamrock
  • Editor: Mai Hasegawa
  • Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita
  • Production Cooperation: Spring
  • Original Concept: Kōtarō Uchikoshi
  • Original Character Design: Hiroyuki Asada
  • Original Character Design: Masakazu Katsura
  • Concept Artist: Hiroyuki Asada
  • Sci-Fi Setting: Hiroshi Yamamoto

Akanesasu Shojo Visual - HorizontalThe confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Asuka Tsuchinomiya: Tomoyo Kurosawa
  • Yū Tōchū: Lynn
  • Mia Silverstone: Nao Touyama
  • Nana Nanase: Ami Koshimizu
  • Kuroe Morisu: Marina Inoue
  • Kuroudo Kitta: Daisuke Hirakawa
  • Yūta Taniji: Tarô Yamaguchi
  • Chinami Tomoya: Kengo Kawanishi
  • Jin Hasama: Akio Ohtsuka
  • Sharyo Kōrishi: Masako Katsuki
  • White Goat: Mitsuru Miyamoto
  • Mayuki Tsukimizato: Tomori Kusunoki
  • Teru Ōga: Maki Kawase
  • Akane Matsu: Sayumi Suzushiro
  • Daichi Ōkubo: Risa Kubota
  • Kusuda Anīma : Yurika Kubo
  • Kyōhei Tsuchimiya : Houko Kuwashima
  • Shioku Abuta: Motomu Kiyokawa

Animax is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and AK Holdings. The network, which is based in Tokyo’s Minato prefecture, launched on May 20,1998. The network operates linear networks in Japan, Asia (South East Asia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan), and South Korea, as well as Video-on-Demand services in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Notable shareholders of Animax include Sunrise, Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, and Nihon Ad Systems.

Source: HIDIVE (Press Release)

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