Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni Anime Promo Released

The official website for the Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni or Gen’ei o Kakeru Taiyo (The Sun Penetrates the Illusions) anime series has released its first promotional video. The series is set to be released in July.

The main cast will be voiced by Mai Kadowaki (Fate/Zero‘s Illyasviel von Einzbern), Eri Kitamura (Blue Exorcist‘s Izumo Kamiki), Sora Tokui (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes‘ Nero Yuzurisaki), and Yuiko Tatsumi (Cuticle Detective Inaba‘s Noa). Some of the staff have also been announced; Gomoku Akatsuki is the character designer, Haruyasu Akagi is the producer, Hidenori Tanaka is handling the series’ scenario, and Hitoshi Sakimoto is the composer.

The basic plot follows a group of girls who solve mysteries of this world by using mystical tarot cards that hold the power to read destinies. However, more information on the project will be revealed at the Anime Contents Expo 2013 in Chiba on 30 March. The website did, however, reveal some visuals of the series.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Cuticle Detective Inaba Anime

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the rights to Cuticle Detective Inaba. Sentai plans to release the anime series through select digital outlets before a home video release later this year.

The 12-episode anime, based on the manga by Mochi, revolves around Hiroshi Inaba, a half-man, half-wolf detective who can extract crucial information just by examining or tasting a sample of someone’s hair. Inaba is not the only half-human, half-animal chimera, as many live alongside normal humans, but there’s one specific chimera that Inaba’s after, the half-goat crime boss Don Valentino. 

The series is directed by Susumu Mitsunaka (Assistant Director on Campione!). Makoto Nakamura (NoramimiPrincess Lover!) handles the series composition and Satoshi Koike (Ontama! Senki Zessho Symphogear) is the character designer. The anime is being produced at ZEXCS studio and premiered in Japan on 4 January.