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P.A. Works Announces Appare-Ranman! Anime; First Trailer, Visual, & Staff Revealed

Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that P.A. Works is producing an original anime TV series titled Appare-Ranman! The first visual and trailer, along with the main staffers were revealed. We break the details down below.


The 95-second promo opens with a montage that highlights the main cast members, before cutting between locations and characters to paint an early portrait of the world.

Key Visual

The image features the main characters posing against the backdrop of a city as cars rush toward the camera below.

Appare-Ranman! Anime Visual


Masakazu Hashimoto () will direct the title and take charge of series composition at P.A. Works. Yurie Oohigashi () is providing character designs.

  • Music: Evan Call
  • Music Production: Lantis
  • Original Concept: APPERRACING
  • Original Story Draft: Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Original Character Designer: Ahndongshik
  • Mechanical Designer: Shiho Takeuchi
  • Project Planner: Takeshi Kikuchi
  • Project Planner: Daijō Kudō
  • Chief Animation Director: Ahndongshik
  • Art Director: Miho Sugiura
  • Director of Photography: Satoshi Namiki
  • 3D CGI Director: Motonari Ichikawa
  • Color Key Artist: Naomi Nakano
  • Editor: Ayumu Takahashi
  • Sound Director: Satoki Iida

Source: Comic Natalie

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