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Aniplex Unveils 'Tokyo 24-ku' Original TV Anime for Winter 2022

Oct 24, 9:12 AM
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Aniplex opened an official website for an original television anime titled Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward) on Sunday, revealing the main staff, cast, a teaser visual (pictured), and teaser promo. The anime series is scheduled to premiere in January 2022.

Director: Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV), Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume)
Series Composition, Script: Vio Shimokura (Nitroplus) (Tokyo Necro visual novel scenario, Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi. visual novel scenario)
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Haikyuu!!)
Music: Hideyuki Fukasawa (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
Studio: CloverWorks

FiFS, a collaboration between character designers Kanako Nono (Prince of Stride) and Shuji Sogabe (The iDOLM@STER SideM), is credited for the original character design.

Ran Akagi: Yuuma Uchida (Grand Blue)
Kouki Suidou: Kaito Ishikawa (Vanitas no Karte)
Shuuta Aoi: Junya Enoki (Jujutsu Kaisen)

An artificial island in Tokyo Bay—Kyokutou Houreigai Tokubetsu Chiku (Far East Special District), commonly known as the 24-ku (24th Ward).

Childhood friends Ran, Kouki, and Shuuta, who were born and raised there, have different family backgrounds, hobbies, and personalities, but always hung out together. However, their relationship changes drastically in the wake of a certain incident.

At the first anniversary memorial of the incident, the three friends happen to meet again and their phones begin to ring simultaneously. The phone call is from a supposedly dead friend, urging them to "choose the future." The three will try to protect their beloved 24th Ward and the future of its people in their own ways.

Teaser PV

Official site:
Official Twitter: @tokyo24_project

Source: PR Times

Tokyo 24-ku on MAL
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Oct 24, 9:33 AM

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Another original anime by Cloverworks eh. I hope they had enough time to work on it this time and it doesn't end up like WEP. Looking forward to it.
Oct 24, 9:48 AM

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Take a shot every time you can't tell if its a boy or a girl.
Oct 24, 10:36 AM

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Synopsis sounds interesting. It am hesitant because its original, but lets see how it goes
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Oct 24, 1:04 PM

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I hope it's a yaoi. That would be great 🥺
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Oct 24, 7:19 PM

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The story does not tell much. But the staff is good. Its gonna be boys cast like idol music or whatnot

Oct 24, 7:40 PM

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Swagernator said:
Take a shot every time you can't tell if its a boy or a girl.

All-male story about androgynous bishonens? I can already see how it will be popular on twitter.
Oct 24, 7:59 PM

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I'll watch this....Hopefully it'll turn into something more than worth the watch
Oct 24, 9:46 PM

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Director: Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV), Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume)
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Haikyuu!!)

So the director and character designer for JoJo Part 5 is doing another anime with funky male characters, but this time it's in Cloverworks and it's not JoJo.

Count me in.

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Oct 24, 11:05 PM

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Another original from Cloverworks.
It seems interesting. Loved the music.
Oct 25, 8:01 AM

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A little bit torn on the plot, but it's got pretty stylish art, so I'll make a note of it for now.
Oct 26, 3:21 AM
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Hmm, the name sounds exactly like the Holicworks BL visual novel/game... ayashii ~_~

Original, you say...
Oct 26, 6:35 AM

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Damn Cloverwork be breaking their leg, yeah hope they do justice for any of their upcoming anime adaptations, redeeming from a very disappointed execution for Horimiya and Yakusoku no Neverland (But I do love their original source though) and anyways "oolala" it's an original this time! The cast for this one is pretty interesting, they're pretty known ones for goodie shows I've completed so I really have high expectation for the VA's own character portrayal. What only worries me is all about the plot generally though the synopsis sounds really interesting having different characters with different personality, hope their 'relationship change' that has been mentioned doesn't get too boring and repetitive. Also key visual looks really cool and looking forward to the teaser trailer to see the actual animation :)!