Too Kyo Games x Pierrot original anime “Akudama Drive” (アクダマドライブ) is confirmed to premiere on 8th October 2020. A new visual, 2nd PV and additional cast have been revealed.
“Akudama Drive” is an anime project produced by “Danganronpa” developer Kazutaka Kodaka’s studio, Too Kyo Games, featuring the original character design by Rui Komatsuzaki, the main concept artist of “Danganronpa”, and animation by Studio Pierrot. The series was originally announced for this July, but has been delayed due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease.
SPARK!!SOUND!!SHOW!! performs the opening theme song “Steal!!” while Urashimasakatasen performs the ending theme song “Ready.”
Newly announced cast members include (from left): Akio Ohtsuka as Capital Punishment Division’s Instructor, Yumiri Hanamori as Capital Punishment Division’s Student, Yoshiko Sakakibara as Boss, and Maaya Uchida as Black Cat.
Everyone is a Villain
The curtain rises on the criminal activities of the Akudama.
Long ago, there was a war between Kanto and Kansai, and the world was separated. Kansai became a vassal state of Kanto and developed independently. However, politics and the arm of the law decayed, and crime became prevalent. Those criminals are called “Akudama.”
The setting of Akudama Drive is a highly developed, but warped society. How do the Akudama act as themselves in this society? The virtues of the Akudama gathered here will clash.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Pierrot and Too Kyo Games
Original Story: Kazutaka Kodaka (小高和剛)
Original Character Design: Rui Komatsuzaki (小松崎類)
Director: Tomohiro Taguchi (田口智久)
Assistant Director: Yoshifumi Sasahara (笹原嘉文)
Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihou (海法紀光)
Anime Character Design: Cindy H. Yamauchi
Mechanical Design: Shou Yamamoto (山本翔), Haruo Miyagawa (宮川治雄), and Shinobu Tsuneki (常木志伸)
Art Director: Yoshiou Tanioka (谷岡善王)
Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki (青木薫)
Color Design: Saori Goda (合田沙織)
Editing: Akinori Mishima (三嶋章紀)
Photography Director: Kazuhiro Yamada (山田和弘)
CG Director: Hidenori Fujitani (藤谷秀法)
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (長崎行男)
Sound Production: delfisound.inc
Music: Aida Shigekazu (會田茂一)
Animation: Studio Pierrot
■ Ordinary Person (一般人) – CV: Tomoyo Kurosawa (黒沢ともよ)
■ Courier (運び屋) – CV: Yuichiro Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
■ Brawler (喧嘩屋) – CV: Shunsuke Takeuchi (武内駿輔)
■ Hacker (ハッカー) – CV: Shun Horie (堀江瞬)
■ Doctor (医者) – CV: Megumi Ogata (緒方恵美)
■ Hoodlum (チンピラ) – CV: Subaru Kimura (木村昴)
■ Cutthroat (殺人鬼) – CV: Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井孝宏)
■ Capital Punishment Division’s Instructor (処刑課師匠) – CV: Akio Ohtsuka (大塚明夫)
■ Capital Punishment Division’s Student (処刑課弟子) – CV: Yumiri Hanamori (花守ゆみり)
■ Boss (ボス) – CV: Yoshiko Sakakibara (榊原良子)
■ Black Cat (黒猫) – CV: Maaya Uchida (内田真礼)