After the initial countdown timer, the official website of the Aldnoah.Zero anime has announced that there will be a special event being held on June 21st this year, featuring the main cast of the anime in attendance.
There will be two different session held on June 21st, one at midday from 12:30pm JST till 3:30pm JST and the other at night from 5:00pm JST till 8:00pm JST. Both sessions will see that main cast of the anime attending, which includes: Natsuki Hanae (Inaho Kaizuka), Kensho Ono (Slaine Troyard), Sora Amamiya (Asseylum Vers Allusia), Natsukawa Shiina (Lemrina Vers Envers), Inori Minase (Eddelrittuo), and Taishi Murata (Calm Craftman). Though the midday session will also have Sayaka Ohara (Yuki Kaizuka), but she will not attend the night session and will be replaced by Daisuke Hirakawa (Harklight). Hiroyuki Sawano, the composer of the anime’s music will also be present at both sessions.
Tickets for the event are going for ¥6,800 (~ $56.60 USD) and is currently on sale with the first wave for purchases ending on April 8th. The second wave will run from April 11 till the 13th. Fans who bought the 6th volume of the Aldnoah.Zero Blu-ray and DVD have priority orders of the tickets. You can order the tickets here: http://eplus.jp/az-0621/
The anime’s website has revealed a large image featuring sketches of the anime’s main characters: Slaine Troyard, Inaho Kaizuka and Asseylum Vers Allusia.
Aldnoah Zero is an original series created by Gen Urobuchi, the writer of the Fate/Zero light novels and anime, and Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. The anime is directed by Ei Aoki who directed the Fate/Zero anime – teaming up with Urobuchi once again. The series is written by the “Olympus Knights”, a group of writers from Nitro+ (known for their science adventure visual novels) that is helmed by Urobuchi. Katsuhiko Takayama (Mirai Nikki) is the series composer, managing the flow and story of the series. The character concepts are done by Masako Matsumoto (Naruto Shippuden) and the final character designs from Takako Shimura (Aoi Hana). The series features mechs designed by I-IV and Kenji Teraoka (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), and the music is composed by Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan). The series is produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail) and studio TROYCA (new studio opened by Aoki). The first cour had a total of 12 episodes and was earlier confirmed to be a split cour, which aired in the Winter 2014/2015 anime season and finished on March 28th.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission found a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Upon landing, astronauts discovered an enchanted utility later referred to as “Aldnoah,” giving the astronauts a status of superiority. Soon, many humans have relocated to Mars, and have adapted to the name “Martians.” After Princess Asseylum, a royal Martian princess, descends onto Earth in an attempt to create a treaty between both planets, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.
The Aldnoah.Zero event, Aldnoah.Zero Extra Day, will be held at the Tokyo Dome Hall on June 21st. Any information about the future of the series will be revealed at the event.
You can visit the anime’s site here: http://www.aldnoahzero.com/
You can also follow the official Twitter: @aldnoahzero
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