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'Kanata no Astra' Announces Additional Cast, Production Staff

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The official website of the Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space) anime series revealed additional cast, staff, and a new key visual (pictured) on Saturday. The television anime adaptation of Kenta Shinohara's sci-fi action manga will premiere in July 2019.

Cast
Zack Walker: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Caligula)
Quitterie Raffaelli: Tomoyo Kurosawa (Hibike! Euphonium)
Funicia Raffaelli: Hina Kino (Asobi Asobase)
Luca Esposito: Risae Matsuda (Toji no Miko)
Ulgar Zweig: Kouki Uchiyama (Devilman: Crybaby)
Yun-Hua Lu: Saori Hayami (Fukumenkei Noise)
Charce Lacroix: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru)

Staff
Assistant Director: Yuusuke Shibata (Hakumei to Mikochi episode director)
Main Chief Animation Director: Keiko Kurosawa (Kuzu no Honkai)
Sub Chief Animation Director: Yumiko Yamamoto (Sword Art Online: Alicization animation director)
Mechanical Design: Hiroshi Arisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans mechanical animation director)
Prop Design: Hiroyuki Honda (Shichisei no Subaru)
Space Creature Design: Tomohito Hirose (Radiant)
Art Director: Masatoshi Kai (Goblin Slayer)
Art Setting: Jun Tora (Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.), Hirofune Hane (Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku art director)
Color Design: Saki Tada (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou)
Director of Photography: Junko Sakai (Sakamoto Desu ga?)
CGI: Larx Entertainment
CG Director: Daisuke Katou (Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai)
2D Design: Imamura (Barakamon editing)
Monitor Design: Kanako Yamada (Level E)
Editing: Naoki Miyazaki (Konohana Kitan)
Music: Masaru Yokoyama (Fate/Apocrypha), Nobuaki Nobusawa (Steins;Gate 0)
Music Production: Kadokawa
Sound Director: Satoki Iida (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
Sound Effects: Ijou Okuda (Persona 5 the Animation)
Producer: Yuuji Higa (Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace animation producer)
Production: Kanata no Astra Production Committee

Masaomi Andou (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) is directing the anime at Lerche, featuring character designs by Keiko Kurosawa. Norimitsu Kaihou (Gakkougurashi!) is in charge of series composition.

Shinohara launched Kanata no Astra in Shounen Jump+ web magazine in May 2016, three years after ending the serialization of SKET Dance. The manga concluded the following December with 49 chapters. Shueisha published the manga in five volumes, with the latest in February 2018.

VIZ Media began publishing the chapters on its website in August 2016 and licensed the manga for physical release in November 2017. The fifth and last volume was released last December.

Source: animate Times
 
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Really looking forward to this!
Studio Lerche nor the Staff are particularly impressive sadly though. I hope they’ll be able to pull this off nevertheless and give us a treat with this adaption!
 
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Saori <3

my most anticipated anime for this summer
 
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im looking forward to this so much
even more than vinland saga

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Saori <3

my most anticipated anime for this summer


same here :D my friend recommended me the manga it was amazing

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cute/sexy girls in nice tight space suits <3
 
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I have been reading this manga since last month while waiting for the revelation of the full main cast and what appropriate timing that the cast has been revealed now that I've just recently finished reading the manga! It's now one of my favorites! <3

I've got no complaints with the seiyuu choices. While I was reading this manga, I have been imagining Zack would have the same voice as Naofumi (Kaito Ishikawa -> Shield Hero lol) while I imagined Charce would be voiced by Takahiro Sakurai. Nope, lol. As for the rest of the girls, I couldn't think of the most suitable voices for them, but never expected Saori Hayami would be voicing Yun-Hua. That's great!
I'm really excited to see Aries Rem <3 and Quitterie animated!

I'm not really familiar with any of the people from the production staff. ^^' This is Studio Lerche and I liked some of their previous works such as Gakkougurashi!, Asobi Asobase, and Assassination Classroom. Hopefully they would bring justice to the anime adaptation of this manga most importantly because the story has concluded.


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Saori <3

my most anticipated anime for this summer

Tbh, me too! I'm excited for this show the most. If you're looking forward to see some romance sub-plots in this series...
 
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OMG! TOMOYO! AND AS THE BEST GIRL QUITTERIE, TOO! NOW I JUST HAVE TO SEE IT!

Only found it through her tweet just now! <3

 
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this is tagged as action, sci-fi and space my kind of show and the manga is finished so this is gonna be a complete adaptation too no doubt
 
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this is tagged as action, sci-fi and space my kind of show and the manga is finished so this is gonna be a complete adaptation too no doubt


I think many fans will think "Seriously, what's so good about it?", "Was it really worth all the accolades/ praises?", "It's so bo~ring." etc. etc. watching the first half of the adpatation. ;)

 
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deg said:
this is tagged as action, sci-fi and space my kind of show and the manga is finished so this is gonna be a complete adaptation too no doubt


I think many fans will think "Seriously, what's so good about it?", "Was it really worth all the accolades/ praises?", "It's so bo~ring." etc. etc. watching the first half of the adpatation. ;)


so like the first 13 episodes will be boring then?
 
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deg said:
shanimebib said:


I think many fans will think "Seriously, what's so good about it?", "Was it really worth all the accolades/ praises?", "It's so bo~ring." etc. etc. watching the first half of the adpatation. ;)


so like the first 13 episodes will be boring then?


I was referring to the general sentiment of the MALers nowadays. And I am positive that is how a good number of them will response in the forums or through those preliminary reviews. You know, we cannot have world building/character introduction/setting up chemistries in today's world. There is no patience in viewers these days whatsoever.

That being said, ofc there are those who will enjoy it from the get go but the number will be few. Personally, I found the earlier chapters quite enjoyable.

 
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deg said:


so like the first 13 episodes will be boring then?


I was referring to the general sentiment of the MALers nowadays. And I am positive that is how a good number of them will response in the forums or through those preliminary reviews. You know, we cannot have world building/character introduction/setting up chemistries in today's world. There is no patience in viewers these days whatsoever.

That being said, ofc there are those who will enjoy it from the get go but the number will be few. Personally, I found the earlier chapters quite enjoyable.


ah ok im fine with that, Steins;Gate is kinda boring in the first half too but i still enjoyed that show
 
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shanimebib said:
deg said:


so like the first 13 episodes will be boring then?


I was referring to the general sentiment of the MALers nowadays. And I am positive that is how a good number of them will response in the forums or through those preliminary reviews. You know, we cannot have world building/character introduction/setting up chemistries in today's world. There is no patience in viewers these days whatsoever.

That being said, ofc there are those who will enjoy it from the get go but the number will be few. Personally, I found the earlier chapters quite enjoyable.


its good throughout, its just that it only reaches masterpiece territory in the 2nd half, but the first half is still super enjoyable im really excited to see it animated its gonna look so gorgeous!
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Saori Hayami and Tomoyo Kurosawa will be on it, now I'm even more excited for it!
 
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Well, gonna try it.
 
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I think I will like this.



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Masaomi Andou as the director, huh? Wonder if this will surpass his exceptional adaptation of White Album 2.
 
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Masaomi Andou as the director, huh? Wonder if this will surpass his exceptional adaptation of White Album 2.

I would rather he could make it as good as Kuzu no Honkai lol.
 
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Airing on Wednesdays 21:00 at AT-X, followed by Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11, and TV Aichi starting July 3. dAnime Store and Amazon Prime Video will also make the anime available online.
First ep. will be 1 hour special, which pre-screening event on July 1.
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