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'Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan' Anime Project Debuts in Summer 2018

by Vindstot
Apr 13, 2018 12:51 AM | 16 Comments
Animation production and publishing company Kadokawa opened an official website for the previously announced anime adaptation of Ryou Ikehata and Hagane Tsurugi's Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan (Calamity of a Zombie Girl) light novel series on Friday. The website also revealed that the anime will be distributed digitally beginning July 4.

For their first summer vacation night quest, a group of five male and female students of Kikuka University's Occult Research Club snuck out at midnight to search for the hidden money of Tokugawa. The so-called treasure was purportedly located at the school's database room. No hidden money was found, but rather, two well preserved female mummies. Sayaka Kamoshida, who forced her friends to get into the database room, secretly stole a mysterious jewel called "life stone" that was inside the mummy. With no treasure found, the students left the room. However, the mummies returned to life after the jewel was stolen.

Euphrosyne Studion, previously the daughter of a Baron who became immortal by magic and later a mummy due to an unexpected incident, and Alma V, a homunculus-turned-mummy that was made as her maid, attack the Occult Research Club members in order to get the life stone back. Will the members live? Why are they desperate to get the life stone back? A bloody disaster hits the student dorm at midnight.

Director: Hideaki Iwami (Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster in-between animation)
Script: Kenichi Kanemaki (Jigoku Shoujo)
Character Setting, Chief Animation Director: Junichi Takaoka (Shigurui assistant chief animation director)
Animation Director: Takeshi Kusaka (Gantz key animation), Yuuji Hosogoe (Youjo Senki chief animation director), Norimoto Tokura (Mousou Dairinin key animation)
Art Setting: Masayo Kobayashi (Strawberry Panic background art)
Color Setting: Miyuki Mizumaki (Shiki)
Art Supervision: Ayumi Sugimoto (Special A art director)
Art Director: Shin Watanabe (Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom background art)
Digital Graphics: Gen Uekura (Nyanpire The Animation color design)
Photography, Editing: Stingray
Music: Kow Otani (Another)
Sound Director, Sound Mixing: Akira Noguchi (Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus)
Sound Designer: Yasuyuki Konno (Re-Kan!)
Animation Producer: Tsutomu Kojima (Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk)
Producer: Katsuya Iwamoto
Studio: Gonzo, Stingray

Euphrosyne Studion: Saori Hayami (Kakegurui)
Alma V: Yui Ogura (Kamisama no Memochou)
Mako Takanashi: Ryoko Shiraishi (Natsu no Arashi!)
Shuuichirou Takanashi: Tomokazu Sugita (Suisei no Gargantia)
Sayaka Kamoshida: Miyuki Sawashiro (Highschool of the Dead)
Yui Minagawa: M.A.O (Mao Ichimichi) (Gakkougurashi!)
Noriko Sudo: Yurika Kubo (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou)
Masahiro Abe: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Kyoukai no Kanata)
Hiroshi Azuma: Takahiro Miwa (Kekkai Sensen)
Miyake: Mugihito (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)


Note: The trailer is also available with English subtitles.

A talk show commemorating the anime's digital release will be held at the Shochiku booth in Nico Nico Super Conference on April 28 featuring Ryoko Shiraishi and Yurika Kubo as guests.

Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan was initially published in tankobon format in September 2007. Kadokawa later published the novel with illustrations by Hagane in two separate volumes in June 2012. The Aru Zombie Shoujo no Nyuugaku sequel was published in two volumes in November of the same year.

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Source: Ota☆Suke

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16 Comments Recent Comments

Going back to state of death by reclaiming the life stone back sounds like a recipe for a depressing anime.

Apr 16, 2018 5:26 PM by hazecloud

Romedbaumann said:
Hana said:
I'll pass. How long has it been since this was even announced getting an anime? too long. The preview alone doesn't seem to make me give it a try.

It was June 2012..

I think I still remember the original annoucement PV on youtube...

Well, Gonzo is sh*t studio, premisse is nonsense, but Sawashiro and Hayami voices are there, and I need guilty pleasure once in a while, last scene of this PV lean towards a dark comedy, will try.

Apr 14, 2018 4:51 PM by Fabris

It's been ages since this got any news and suddenly it came back? Not a fan of Gonzo even if their recent titles are more of a hit-or-miss than total miss but judging from the PV it doesn't really look all that well managed. I'll pass all things considered.

Apr 14, 2018 10:28 AM by swordhermit

Hana said:
I'll pass. How long has it been since this was even announced getting an anime? too long. The preview alone doesn't seem to make me give it a try.

It was June 2012..

Apr 14, 2018 12:32 AM by Romedbaumann

"eyes" gonzo huh well then

Apr 13, 2018 8:46 PM by katsu044

About damn time, I wonder how many investors bailed before they got one that stuck with it.

Apr 13, 2018 8:17 PM by ichii_1

The revival of Gonzo lol

Apr 13, 2018 2:33 PM by PolarCyrus97

I'll pass. How long has it been since this was even announced getting an anime? too long. The preview alone doesn't seem to make me give it a try.

Apr 13, 2018 8:22 AM by Hana

Ah yes, because obviously, the one thing the entertainment industry so far was severely lacking in was Zombies.

Anyhow, yeah, this... doesn't sound promising. I might give it a shot when it comes out, but I'd be quite surprised if this ended up being a decent anime, lol.

Apr 13, 2018 7:23 AM by dunkan85

Ok, I pass this one.

Though i kind of interested since the title is "zombie" while the story is about "mummy" lol XD

Apr 13, 2018 3:49 AM by Meira_Eve

Well, I do not quite understand the background of this show, but Saori Hayami as a protagonist has already bribed me, lol.

Apr 13, 2018 1:47 AM by RobertBobert

Nevermind, lets try it anyway.

Apr 13, 2018 1:24 AM by Esie-Eyen

The synopsis sounds like a problem. Like a "Ousama Game The Animation" problem.

Apr 13, 2018 1:12 AM by Swagernator

lovely cast (Saori Hayami <3 , Yui Ogura <3)

but it don't look interesting honestly

Apr 13, 2018 12:59 AM by tragedydesu

Huh. So, we're going to get this. The staff looks alright I suppose but it seems like we're going to get something rather interesting (somewhat). Gonzo has been going on a roll somewhat here and there recently.

Apr 13, 2018 12:55 AM by Wasshio

So a classical mummy story pretty much? Hmm probably won't watch, doesn't look that interesting.

Apr 13, 2018 12:54 AM by Gator

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