The December issue of Kadokawa’s Comptiq monthly magazine has released a brand new double page illustration for the upcoming anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragiboshi and Yuu Asaba’s light novel series Absolute Duo.
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This magazine spread is the premiere illustration of the anime by the animators themselves, apart from the anime’s visual. The illustration features lead heroine Yurie Sigtuna leaping in the air with her weapon and main character Tooru Kokonoe just below taking a little gander.
The anime’s staff have been earlier revealed and the full crew are as follows:
- Director: Atsushi Nakayama (First full directing role, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Episode Director)
- Series Composer: Takamitsu Kouno (Minami-ke Tadaima, Abnormal Physiology Seminar)
- Chief Animation Director: Norie Tanaka (M3 the dark metal Chief Animator, Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic Key Animator)
- Anime Character Designer & Animation Director: Keiichi Sano (Strike the Blood, Heaven’s Memo Pad)
- Mechanical Designer: Takashi Kojima (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Bakemonogatari Key Animator)
- Art Director: Kenta Masuda (The World God Only Knows and Motto To Love Ru Background Artist)
- Color designer: Yuko Tsumori (Prince of Tennis, Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations)
- Editor: Kashiko Kimura (Infinite Stratos, Hanayamata)
- Music Composer: Atsushi Hirasawa (Kigurumikku V3)
- Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Yowamushi Pedal)
- Animation Studio: 8-Bit (Tokyo Ravens, Infinite Stratos)
The anime’s main cast was earlier revealed and includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito in Sword Art Online) will voice lead character Tooru Kokonoe
- Nozomi Yamamoto (Yukimura Kusunoki in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) is voicing the main heroine Yurie Sigtuna
- Ayaka Suwa (Tokaku Azuma from Akuma no Riddle) will voice Tomoe Tachibana
- Ayaka Imamura (First major role) as Miyabi Hotaka
- Haruka Yamazaki (Eita Kidou in Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru) as Lilith Bristol
A promotional video was earlier released for the anime’s initial announcement:
Absolute Duo is a light novel series written by Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi and features character designs from Yuu Asaba. The series began in 2012 in Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint. To date the series has a total of 6 compiled volumes. The series also received a manga adaptation earlier last year in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine by Shinichirou Nariie.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
After losing a loved one, Tooru Kokonoe enrolls at Kouryou Academy so as to gain a <<Blaze>>, a weapon that is his soul manifestation, for the sake of revenge. He was expecting a weapon… What he got was a shield… How is he to seek revenge with something that isn’t even a weapon?!
The Absolute Duo anime adaptation will be airing January 2015 during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be released in the upcoming weeks.
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