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Staff and Cast of 'Luger Code 1951' Anime Revealed; Announced for Fall 2016

by Stark700
Feb 28, 2016 11:05 PM | 18 Comments
Shounen Jump+ has announced that the anime Luger Code 1951 will air on Animax in Fall 2016. It adapts the manga written by Haruto Haneki and drawn by Akira Akatsuki.

Luger Code 1951 is the Grand Prize winner of the Shounen Jump+ × Animax Anime Scenario Award, announced in September 2015. The theme of the contest was "your original scenario in the image of Shounen Jump." The contest accepted unpublished entries that could be made into a short anime 30 to 40 minutes in estimated length. Akatsuki was one of the judges in the competition.

Shounen Jump+ has been publishing Luger Code 1951 on its digital manga service since December. The third and final chapter was published today, February 29.

Alex Rossa: Takuya Eguchi (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)

Director: Shinya Takahashi (Utawarerumono OVA)
Script: Katsuhiko Takayama (Aldnoah.Zero)
Character Design: Hirofumi Morimoto (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
Music: Ryou Kawasaki (Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage)
Studio: Studio Deen

The story centers around the young linguistic genius and university professor Testa. He is introduced by his senior, Sergeant Rossa, to the Allied Cryptanalysis Department. There, he is tasked to break the enemy werewolves' code, which the werewolves are using to encrypt their radio transmissions. Testa is astounded, as the only sound the encrypted code produces is the howling of a wolf. His research yields no results, and he resolves to capture a live werewolf for better cryptanalysis. After exhausting all possible means, he finally finds a female werewolf, Yonaga.

Source: ANN

18 Comments Recent Comments

Nidhoeggr said:
What's going on with DEEN this year?! Seriously, the quantity and diversity of their output is very surprising.
I'm kind of getting thrown off by them this year, rakugo alone pretty much redeemed themselves a ton for me.

Mar 29, 2016 5:23 PM by JizzyHitler

Everyone seems to comment about the animation studio.

Is DEEN seriously trying to get some kind of animation studio of the year award?

Mar 27, 2016 2:40 PM by Chaldene

And another Deen work, that's good to hear.

Mar 27, 2016 8:39 AM by KashKetchum

Was hoping Gainax would take this since it's the same drawing style ala Medaka Box, guess not...

Feb 29, 2016 5:57 PM by OppaiSugoi

Good lord DEEN is pushing so hard this year, or they in debt or are they trying to get money to fund original content?

It's a short, I can deal with that.
The violet haired guy's design makes me want to kill him, so smug.

Feb 29, 2016 2:48 PM by ichii_1

LOL did my comment get deleted? I was making a comment on the seiyuu.

Feb 29, 2016 2:41 PM by Mayuka

Deen's pretty damn busy this year.

Feb 29, 2016 2:31 PM by GoldenDevilGamer

OVA only ? Or full length series ?

Feb 29, 2016 1:41 PM by IzayoiSk

The story follows a young genius university professor who is able to learn any language. He is asked to decipher a code used in wireless communication: the Luger Code, developed by werewolves, enemies to mankind. Startled to find that he cannot decipher the code and desperate to study it, the professor embarks on a journey to capture a living werewolf to aid him.

Hahahhaha somehow this synopsis sounds more interesting.
The manga's got an 8, I intended on not even giving this anime a chance but I guess I can.

Feb 29, 2016 8:00 AM by KamSung

DEEN [I nor dislike them or like them too much] + unrecognizable manga??? = I ain't touchin' this

Feb 29, 2016 3:06 AM by Konte

Director: Shinya Takahashi (Utawarerumono OVA)
It makes it look like he was directing that OVA but based on his track record it will be his first time as a director. Seems like he was doing only animation and design so far.

Scriptwriter is a mixed bag as well, I think I'll pass on that.

Feb 29, 2016 2:31 AM by Antanaru

What's going on with DEEN this year?! Seriously, the quantity and diversity of their output is very surprising.

Feb 29, 2016 1:34 AM by Nidhoeggr

This sounds kind of strange. I can't say if I'd watch it at the moment, so I'll keep an eye out.

Feb 28, 2016 11:58 PM by TheLonelyCynic

Wow,studio DEEN is pretty damn busy this year. Although this series is not really my type,so Ill skip this.

Feb 28, 2016 11:52 PM by IndigoBangarang

The premise sounds weird tbh. Eh, going to keep expectations low for now especially because of the studio though they have been producing some good series recently.

Feb 28, 2016 11:31 PM by Stark700

Sounds very, very, very lame. Pass.

Feb 28, 2016 11:27 PM by Atavistic

So that's why it looks exactly like Medaka Box

Feb 28, 2016 11:24 PM by Biser

Yahari, it's easier to catch a female werewolf in your original scenario in ShounenJump+ ...

Thanks for the info, btw.

Feb 28, 2016 11:17 PM by zellami

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