An anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue’s post-nuclear meltdown Coppelion manga was announced back in 2010, but production was put on hold after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. Volume 18 of the manga is set to announce that the anime adaptation is being rebooted and will be released this autumn on the BS-11 Japanese channel; however, special previews of the first episode will be shown at Japan Expo in Paris and Anime Expo in Los Angeles this month.
The series is set in 2036, 20 years after a nuclear meltdown devastated Tokyo and turned it into a ghost town. The city may not be as dead as expected, though, when a distress signal is received from the area. Three highschool girls are sent into the city to locate the survivors. These highschool girls were genetically engineered to withstand radiation from birth, and they are part of a special forces unit, codenamed “Coppelion”, in the 3rd Division of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force.
The main cast includes Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online) as Ibara Naruse, Kana Hanazawa (Haganai) as Aoi Fukasaku and Satomi Akesaka (gdgd Fairies) as Taeko Nomura.