P.A.WORKS, the animation studio of “Angel Beats!” and “Shirobako”, announces the main cast for its upcoming original TV anime “Appare-Ranman!” (天晴爛漫！), which is slated to premiere in April 2020.
It is originally a project created by Takeshi Kikuchi (菊池 剛) and Daijō Kudō (工藤 大丈), with APPERRACING developing the original story concept. “Crayon Shin-chan” Anime film director Masakazu Hashimoto (橋本 昌和) is directing, supervising the series scripts, and credited with the original story drafts.
Yurie Oohigashi (大東 百合恵) is designing the characters based on the original designs by Lindbergh mangaka Ahndongshik (アントンシク), as well as serving as chief animation director.
It is the end of the 19th century and on the eve of the next one.
After a certain mishap, the brilliant but socially inept engineer Sorano Appare (空乃天晴) and the shrewd but cowardly samurai Isshiki Kosame (一色小雨) find themselves drifting on a boat from Japan to America.
Broke, the two decide to compete in the Trans-America Wild Race to win the prize and return to Japan. The two battle crazy rivals, outlaws, and the great outdoors itself as they race through the wild West from the starting line in Los Angeles to the finish line in New York — in the steam-powered car they built.
▍Cast and Characters
■ Sorano Appare (空乃天晴) – CV: Natsuki Hanae (花江夏樹)
■ Isshiki Kosame (一色小雨) – CV: Seiichirō Yamashita (山下誠一郎)
■ Hototo (ホトト) – CV: Aoi Yūki (悠木碧)
■ Jin Xiaoleng (景・夏蓮) – CV: Sora Amamiya (雨宮天)
■ Al Leon – CV: Sōma Saitō (齊藤壯馬)
■ Sophia Taylor – CV: Fumiko Orikasa (折笠富美子)