Earlier today, Anime Expo announced that they will screen the world premiere for the Gibiate anime TV series at their 2020 convention. In addition, the convention revealed that character designer Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D) will attend the event as a guest of honor, along with writer Ryo Aoki.
Anime Expo started streaming a new subtitled trailer for the project, which introduces the main cast. You can check it out below.
Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D) is credited with original character designs, while Naoki Serizawa (Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire) is listed as Monster Designer. Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, ActRaiser) will score the soundtrack, which will be performed by the Yoshida Brothers.
Ryo Aoki is credited with the original story and is attached as an executive producer.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Sensui Kanzaki: Tetsuya Kakihara
- Kathleen Funada: Yukiyo Fujii
- Kenroku Sanada: Hiroki Touchi
- Yukinojyo Onikura: Michio Hazama
The Gibiate Project describes the title as:
The Year is 2030 Japan. A Virus outbreak has covered the earth. Once infected, patients become monsters and changes the form depending on age, sex and nationality. The virus is called “Gibier”(wild game for many varieties). An Edo era time traveling Samurai and Shinobi appear in the post apocalyptic ruins. Helping a doctor who has dedicated his career for researching the cure for “Gibier,” hordes of Gibier after them, outlaws who attack the travelers for food – everywhere you turn, danger is upon them!