Kind of a slow day for news today but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some stellar announcements for you!
According to an official website which hit the internet this morning, a TV anime adaptation has been announced for the smartphone game Shoumetsu Toshi (Annihilated City). Not only did we get the announcement though, we got a key visual and some major details regarding the cast. Lucky!
According to a report on Moca News, the series will have animation produced by famed studio Madhouse. Unfortunately, that’s all we get in terms of crew details. We don’t even have a premiere season sadly enough. You’ll just have to stay tuned to the site as more details are released over the coming months.
That said, we do know that the cast has quite a bit of star power going for it. Filling out the main cast of characters we have (character names first):
Yuki – Kana Hanazawa (Charlotte in Infinite Stratos, Ritsu in Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Kosaki in Nisekoi)
Takuya – Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gintoki in Gintama, Tatsuyuki in Your lie in April)
Akira – Yuuichi Nakamura (Tomoya in Clannad, Gray in Fairy Tail, Tatsuya in Irregular at magic high school)
Eiji – Tarusuke Shingaki (Togusa in Ghost in the Shell, Kariya in Fate/Zero)
Kikyou – Aimi (Sherry in Plastic Memories, Kazumi in Milky Holes TD)
Geek – Taisuke Nishimura (Raquelt in Majin Bone)
Yumiko – Mitsuki Nakae (Kasuga in Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-)
The story (and you’ll have to forgive me if it’s a little rough) follows a guy and a girl who seem to be the only survivors of a city disappearing. The guy is a loner named Takuya and the female is named Yuki. Going off of a message left to her by her father, Yuki and Takuya start investigating and run into obstacles along the way.
The original mobile game that this series is based on has had over nine million downloads since its launch in May 2014. In November 2016 the game got an update simply titled Shoumetsu Toshi 2.
It’s always exciting news when we get a new TV anime adaptation announcement. It fills me to the brim with new hope for the future (even if it’s another mobile game adaptation). Still, this is a pretty stellar cast that they’ve put together and that makes me excited to find out who will be manning the director’s chair at Madhouse.
Author: LB Bryant
L.B. has been writing about anime professionally since August 2005. With credits that range all the way from Anime Herald to Viewster, he has seen and done it all. His favorite series include Assassination Classroom, Princess Nine, Sword Art Online, and many others. Currently he lives in the Seattle area with his many cats and his very understanding and supportive wife.