The official website of the anime adaptation of Akira Amano’s ēlDLIVE manga has announced the first cast members for the upcoming Winter 2016/2017 series.
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Ayumu Murase (Shouyou Hinata from Haikyuu!!) leading the cast as Chuuta Kokonose
- Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) as Misuzu Sonokata
- Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) voiding as Drew
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto Tachibana in Free!) will voice Laine Blick
- Daiki Kobayashi (Nico from Nanbaka) joins the cast as Chips
The ēlDLIVE TV anime will be airing next January during the Winter 2016/2017 anime season. The series will be animated by Studio Pierrot (Bleach, Naruto).
Here is the manga’s promotional video:
An exhibition featuring Amano’s works was held at the Tokyo pixiv Zingaro gallery From July 31st till August 9th. The exhibition also featured a new anime short featuring Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, the first bit of animation since the 2010 anime, and ēlDLIVE, with the first glimpse of the anime.
ēlDLIVE is an action Sci-Fi manga written and illustrated by Akira Amano. The series began in mid 2013 and is being published under Shueisha’s smartphone application Shonen Jump+ (formerly Jump Live). To date a total of 6 compiled volumes have been published. Amano is known for her 2004-2012 Katekyou Hitman Reborn! manga, which was also adapted into an anime in 2006.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Chuuta Kokonose is an orphan who lives with his aunt. For as long as he can remember he’s had a voice in his head, but other than that he’s a normal boy—right until the day when a strangely-looking thing follows him home and teleports him to a place filled with more fantastic creatures. It’s a space police station, and Rein Brickke, the Chief of Solar System Department, tells him that he’s been chosen by the computer as a possible candidate to join the police force, although Misuzu Sonokata, a girl from Chuuta’s school with an angelic face and ill temper who turns out to be one of Rein Brickke’s subordinates, doesn’t think him suitable for such a job. Chuuta, who was shocked at first, decides to take aptitude test after being urged by the voice in his head and to prove Misuzu wrong.
A TV anime adaptation of ēlDLIVE will be airing in January 2017, during the Winter 2016/2017 anime season. Further information about the series will be revealed at a later date.
You can visit the anime’s website here: http://eldlive.tv/
And follow the series on Twitter: @eldlive_tv
“ēlDLIVE”, images, video, and all associated brands and titles © 2016 Akira Amano, Shueisha and Studio Pierrot