The official website of the Aldnoah Zero has released a new key visual for the upcoming anime. Additionally, the opening and ending theme songs were revealed, and a third commercial was also released.
The opening theme song of the upcoming mecha series will be performed by the Japanese pop band Kalafina. The group also performed the ending themes for Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica and its movies, as well as the opening and second ending for Fate/Zero season 2. The ending song will be from Hiroyuki Sawano, the music composer of the anime, in his first theme song perfromance.
The website also released the anime’s third commercial:
1999: The Bars Empire finally declares war on the Earth Alliance. During the fierce fighting, the hypergate went out of control, devastating the moon. It’s been 15 years since then.
New character designs also released for the three main characters of the series.
- Natsuki Hanae (Hikari Sakishima from Nagi no Asukara) will voice Inaho Kaizuka
- Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket) will be playing as Slaine Troyard
- Sora Amamiya (Liliana from Log Horizon) as Asseylum Vers Allushia.
Aldnoah Zero is a brand new original series created by Gen Urobuchi, the writer of the Fate/Zero light novels and anime, and Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. The anime will be directed by Ei Aoki who directed the Fate/Zero anime – teaming up with Urobuchi once again. The series will be written by the “Olympus Knights”, a group of writers from Nitro+ (known for their science adventure visual novels) helmed by Urobuchi. Katsuhiko Takayama (Mirai Nikki) will be the series composer, managing the flow and story of the series.
The character concepts will be done by Masako Matsumoto (Naruto Shippuden) and the final character designs will be from Takako Shimura (Aoi Hana). The series will feature mechs designed by I-IV and Kenji Teraoka (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), and the music will be composed by Hiroyuki Sawano (Shingeki no Kyojin). The series will be animated by A-1 Pictures and studio TROYCA.
The anime will be airing this July, during the Summer 2014 anime season. The series will also be available on the popular Japanese livestreaming site Niconico.
You can also visit the official website for more information: http://www.aldnoahzero.com/
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