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Additional Cast and Staff for TV Anime 'Kuromukuro' Announced

Feb 8, 2016 1:37 PM

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A Niconico Live program announced more character cast members for upcoming original TV anime Kuromukuro. Staff members, a new key visual, and a character preview video have also been released on the anime's official website.

Mika Ogino: Asami Seto (Chihayafuru)
Ryouto Akagi: Kaito Ishikawa (Haikyuu!!)
Jundai Kayahara: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Arslan Senki (TV))
José Carlos Takasuka: Shunsuke Takeuchi (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Marina Unami: Manami Sugihira
Koharu Shirahane: Momo Asakura (Charlotte)
Hiromi Shirahane: Kanako Tojo (Naruto: Shippuuden)
Tom Borden: Ryouhei Kimura (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
Liu Shenmei: Hikaru Ueda
Sebastian: Taiten Kusunoki (Tiger & Bunny)

Art Director: Nobutaka Ike (Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei)
Director of Photography: Yuu Wakabayashi
Color Design: Nobuko Mizuta
3D Director: Yukihiro Haruta
Main 3D Animator: Motonari Ichikawa
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha)
Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Ao Haru Ride)
Producer: Infinite

Kuromukuro is an original TV anime produced by P.A. Works to celebrate the studio's 15th anniversary. It will be directed by Tensai Okamura and is set to premiere in Spring 2016.

Character PV

Non-region-locked version

Official site:

Source: Otakomu
Modified by arsonal, Feb 18, 2016 4:39 AM
Feb 8, 2016 1:43 PM

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Looks beautiful

Sadly it's a mecha so it's confirmed to be trash

Im just watching this for pa works
Feb 8, 2016 1:43 PM
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i hope this will be good so that PA Works will do more action shows like this, the PV lacks the mecha battles this time around though
Feb 8, 2016 2:06 PM
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Wait, its also for this spring ? Holy shit.
Feb 8, 2016 2:12 PM

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Looks somewhat interesting
Feb 8, 2016 2:15 PM

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so it's like demolition man but with mecha...

but i'll watch it
Feb 8, 2016 2:28 PM

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Got lately into mecha animes so kinda looking forward to this hope its gonna have an intersting story atleast with likeable characters :)
Feb 8, 2016 2:50 PM

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I really don't know what to make of this at all.
Feb 8, 2016 3:30 PM

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I have no idea what to think about this because it didn't tell you what it is at all just a bunch of characters.

Im assuming it's Mecha since those others kids are wearing "Plugsuit" type jumpsuit things and theres 2 Mecha lookin things in the background.

Looking forward to something Mecha thats maybe good because I haven't watched anything Mecha past Gurren Lagann and Eva since iv never heard anything good about anything else except Gundam and Gun/Diebuster.
Feb 8, 2016 5:01 PM

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Only the MC looks interesting, the rest of the characters especially the females looks so bland...
Feb 8, 2016 5:24 PM

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Looking forward to this but it feels really unusual to see P.A. Works doing a mecha show. I was not expecting that.
Feb 8, 2016 6:10 PM
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More original anime from P.A Works? This is sooooo not going to fail. /s

After Charlotte, I have no trust in P.A Work's original anime anymore. Though, I'll still give it a try since I love the studio's animation.
Feb 8, 2016 8:10 PM

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mecha action glasslip on anohana bridge trolololo

okamura ain't no tensai no more
Feb 8, 2016 8:56 PM
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Yay Ishikai in the cast! Still not sure what to think with PA Works doing mecha, but I'm willing to stay open-minded. Mecha is still not my go-to genre, but it's PA Works, and I'm fan of their visuals and many of their works so I'd watch regardless. Looking forward to what they'll bring to the table this time (would still rather see a slice of life though from them).

Ao Haru Ride/Meganebu composer is nice, although I haven't heard any intense music from him yet. The more I look at the character designs, the more I like it. Series composition guy did the script for a few episodes of Uchouten Kazoku, hopefully that means good for this series, although this one is an original and not an adaptation.
Feb 9, 2016 12:35 AM

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Looks more like school and slice of life than a mecha.
Feb 9, 2016 2:08 AM

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Its background resembles with AnoHana or is it just a coincidence?

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Feb 9, 2016 2:34 AM

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PV doesn't give too much detail of what this will become. Matter of wait and see...
Feb 9, 2016 10:59 AM

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Looks boring tho..
Feb 9, 2016 6:52 PM

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The poster looks like someone cut and pasted some PA Works characters on top of an unrelated mecha anime visual and said, "so, whadyathink?" The characters are just floating there... I love PA Works' style but I dunno. I'm getting some M3 vibes for this one, both story and sales. We'll see.
Feb 27, 2016 8:13 PM
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If it only has the mecha genre and nothing else.....Then this is going to be pretty bad. I'm gonna wait until people rate it to decide whether or not I'll actually watch it.