K Anime English Dub Trailers Released

Viz Media has released two English dubbed trailers for the original anime series K. Recorded at Studiopolis, the English dub will premiere on Viz Media’s Neon Alley service on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on 19 July.

Viz Media described the story:

K is set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we’re familiar with and follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a supernatural war between seven kings. Yashiro Isana, also known as Shiro, is wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing. He finds himself being hunted by the groups HOMRA, led by Mikoto Suoh, “The Red King,” and SCEPTER 4, led by Reisi Munakata, “The Blue King.” While on the run, another young man named Kuroh Yatogami helps him. Will this fated encounter change Shiro’s life forever?

The English cast was also revealed last month:

  • Sam Regal as Yashiro “Shiro” Isana
  • Matthew Mercer as Kuroh Yatogami
  • Patrick Seitz as Reisi Munakata
  • Keith Silverstein as Mikoto Suoh
  • Stephanie Sheh as Neko
  • Erin Fitzgerald as Chiho Hyuga
  • Ben Diskin as Misaki Yata
  • Todd Haberkorn as Izumo Kusanagi
  • Grant George as Akira Hidaka/Ichigen Miwa
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Anna Kushina
  • Tara Platt as Seri Awashima
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Saruhiko Fushimi
  • Christopher Smith as Ren Goto/Ryuho Kamo
  • Carrie Savage as Kukuri Yukizome
  • Kirk Thornton as Daikaku Kokujoji

Latest Sunrise Mecha Anime Valvrave the Liberator Promo Released

The animation studio Sunrise (Gundam) has released a new promotional video of its new mecha anime series Valvrave the Liberator. The video features the anime’s first end theme song “Boku Janai” (It’s Not Me), performed by the duo Angela (Asura Cryin’, K). The anime will premiere in Japan on 11 April.

Familiar territory for Gundam creator Sunrise, the story is set the year Shinreki (“True Calendar”) 71, where 70 per cent of the human population have migrated into space due to the development of space cities. Two major powers now survive — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — but between them lies a small neutral colony called Jioru. Haruto (Ryota Ohsaka) is a high school student who lives in Jioru; when the Dorushia army invades Jioru, he discovers the mysterious, forbidden humanoid weapon Valvrave.

Kou Matsuo (Rozen Maiden) is directing the series, Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass) is handling the series composition and manga creator Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man) is doing the character design.

Sequel for K Anime Has Been Green-lit

At the end of the 13th episode of GoHands’ anime, which aired in Japan recently, it was announced that production of a sequel to the anime series had been green-lit. 

The series, written by GoRA Project, was directed by Shingo Suzuki (Mardock Scramble), who also handled the character design. The story follows Yashiro Isana, or Shiro, who appears to be a normal high school student; after having an uneventful lunch break, Shiro suddenly finds himself being chased by several factions for the murder of Tatara Totsuka, though he has no recollection of killing anyone.

Viz Media streamed the 13-episode series in North America as it aired in Japan.