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Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Release The Spyce” Anime


Release the Spyce Character Visual - Momo Minamoto
Momo Minamoto

Sentai controls the spyce, thus they control the universe.

On September 28, Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the rights to Release The Spyce. The publisher picked up the license for the title in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, South America, and other select territories.

The publisher will stream the show on digital outlets as a simulcast. A home video release is also planned.

Release the Spyce will hit Japanese TV on October 6. The series will air on the following networks (All times JST):

  • MBS: 10/6/2018 at 26:38 (10/7/2018 at 2:38AM)
  • Tokyo MX: 10/7/2018 at 23:30 (10/7/2018 at 11:30PM)
  • BS11: 10/7/2018 at 25:00 (10/8/2018 at 1:00AM)

Release the Spyce Key Visual The series is a collaboration between Yuruyuri creator Namori and Yuki Yuna Is a Hero creator Takahiro.

You Satou was tapped to direct the project at Lay-duce, with Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Date A Live) providing character designs. Co-creator Takahiro is in charge of series composition and original planning for the title.

SORASAKI.F is credited with the original work.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Momo Minamoto: Yukari Anzai
  • Yuki Hanzōmon: Manami Numakura
  • Mei Yachiyo: Aya Suzaki
  • Fū Sagami: Akane Fujita
  • Hatsume Aoba: Aya Uchida
  • Goe Ishikawa: Yuri Noguchi
  • Dolte: Saori Hayami
  • Byakko: Aina Suzuki
  • Bunchō no Onna (Sparrow Woman): Shizuka Itou
  • Theresia: Risa Taneda

Aya Uchida, Yuri Noguchi, Yukari Anzai, Manami Numakura, Aya Suzaki, and Akane Fujita will perform the show’s theme songs under the name Tsukikage. The opening theme song will be titled Supatto! Spy & Spice, while the ending will be called Hide & Seek.

Release the Spyce will revolve around Momo Minamoto, a high school girl in the city of Sorasaki. Momo’s very different from most people her age, though. She’s actually an agent for the private intelligence agency Tsukikage, which protects the city and its citizens from harm. Under the careful instruction of her senior Yuki, Momo and her other friends keep the peace.

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)

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