The official website for the television anime of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba‘s Platinum End manga debuted the first English-subitled trailer on Thursday. The video announces that the anime will have an uninterupted 24-episode run, and also revealed more staff members.
Hideya Takahashi (Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) was previously announced as directing the anime at Signal.MD, but the staff now say he is directing just the “first series.” Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell Arise, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie) is directing the “second series.” Hideyasu Narita is working on the art design, and Ayumi Ikeda is the color key artist. Yūsuke Ueno (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Service) is editing. Masahiro Tokuda (Cestvs: The Roman Fighter, Last Hope) is composing the music.
The cast members include:
Kaito Ishikawa as Kanade Uryū
Kikuko Inoue as Meyza
Tomoaki Maeno as Hajime Sokotani
Hikaru Midorikawa as Balta
The anime will premiere on TBS and other channels this fall.
As previously announced, Kōji Ōdate (No Game, No Life) is designing the characters, and Shinichi Inotsume (PERSONA 5 the Animation, Hayate the Combat Butler, Gangsta.) is supervising the series scripts. KUSANAGI is handling the art, Masanori Ikeda (Digital Frontier) is the CGI director, and Takatoshi Hamano is the sound director at Magic Capsule.
Viz Media describes how the story begins:
As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.
Obata and Ohba (Death Note, Bakuman.) launched the Platinum End manga in Shueisha‘s Jump SQ. magazine in November 2015, and ended it on January 4. Shueisha published the 14th and final volume on February 4.
Viz Media has been publishing the manga simultaneously in English digitally since the manga’s launch. The company also publishes the manga in print.
The two creators serialized Death Note from 2003 to 2006 and Bakuman. from 2008 to 2012, both in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Viz Media publishes both in North America. Both manga have inspired anime and live-action adaptations.