Earlier today, an official website opened its doors to announce that Haruhisa Nakata’s Levius manga will get an anime TV series. A trailer and visual for the project, as well as the main staffers attached were revealed.
We break the details down below.
The 36-second promo focuses on a boxing match between the titular Levius and an unseen opponent, as the camera cuts between various scenes.
The image features Levius in his boxing gear, a mechanized fist rushing by his head.
Keisuke Ide will direct the project at Polygon Pictures, with Yuki Moriyama (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia) providing character designs. Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Banana Fish) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Chief Director: Hiroyuki Seshita
- Music: Yuugo Kanno
- Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
- Art Director: Yuuki Hatakeyama
- Color Design: Hironori Noochi
- Scripts: Hiroshi Seko
- Scripts: Kenta Ihara
- Production Design: Naoya Tanaka
- Production Design: Ferdinando Patulli
- Director of Photography: Mitsunori Kataama
- CGI Supervisor: Takeshi Iwata
Netflix will stream worldwide as a Netflix Original in Winter 2019.
Haruhisa Nakata’s Levius manga launched in Shogakukan’s Ikki magazine in 2012. The series spans five compiled volumes, with the latest volume hitting Japanese retailers on April 19, 2018.
Viz Media holds the rights to the title in North America. They describe the it as:
It’s the 19th Century and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of Mechanical Martial Arts has galvanized many nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hellbent on winning so he can simply survive.
Source: Animate Times