P.A.WORKS, the animation studio of “Angel Beats!” and “Shirobako”, streams the second PV for its upcoming original anime “Appare-Ranman!” (天晴爛漫！). Additional cast members and theme songs details have also been announced. The anime will premiere on 10th April 2020.
▍Staff and Theme Songs
“Appare-Ranman!” 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.
Mia REGINA will perform the series’ opening theme song “I got it!” and the ending song will be performed by voice actor Showtaro Morikubo (森久保祥太郎).
▲ Girl Group Mia REGINA performs OP “I got it!”
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.
▍Additional Characters and Cast
■ Dylan G. Ordene – CV: Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏)
■ TJ – CV: Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和)
■ Seth Rich Cutter – CV:Kazuyuki Okitsu (興津 和幸)