Based on Clamp’s classic shōjo manga series, the TV anime “Tokyo Babylon 2021” is confirmed to premiere in April 2021 during yesterday’s live-streamed production unveiling event. A new visual, 2nd PV, main cast, staff and theme song artists are revealed.
Shouta Aoi plays as the protagonist Subaru Sumeragi, while Nana Mizuki plays as Hokuto Sumeragi and Yuichiro Umehara as Seishirō Sakurazuka. Aoi is also singing the opening theme song, and Mizuki is singing the ending theme song.
“K: Return of Kings” director Shingo Suzuki joins “ Hand Shakers” director Susumu Kudo to direct the anime at GoHands. “Persona 3 the Movie” series writer Jun Kumagai is in charge of the scripts.
▍ 2nd PV
▍Characters and Cast
■ Subaru Sumeragi (皇 昴流) – CV: Shouta Aoi (蒼井翔太)
■ Hokuto Sumeragi (皇 北都) – CV: Nana Mizuki (水樹奈々)
■ Seishirō Sakurazuka (桜塚星史郎) – CV: Yuichiro Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
Subaru Sumeragi is the thirteenth head of the foremost family of onmyōji in Japan, which has served the Emperor for centuries. As such, he is called upon to solve various occult mysteries, or stumbles himself on people whom his kind nature compels him to help. He lives in Tokyo with his twin sister Hokuto, an exuberant girl whose chief occupations are to design eccentric clothing for herself and her brother, and to egg on their mutual friend Seishirō Sakurazuka, a kind veterinarian, when he declares his love for Subaru.
▍Staff and Production
Original Works: CLAMP
Director: Shingo Suzuki (鈴木信吾), Susumu Kudo (工藤 進)
Series Composition: Jun Kumagai (熊谷 純)
Character Design: Makoto Furuta (古田 誠)
Chief Animation Director: Makoto Furuta (古田 誠), Keiji Tani (谷 圭司)
Key Animator: Takayuki Uchida (内田孝行), Hiroshi Okubo (大久保 宏)
Mecha, Prop Design: Hiroshi Okubo (大久保 宏)
Editing: Chinami Watanabe (渡邉千波)
Sound Effects: Fumiyuki Go (郷 文裕貴)
Music: Noriyuki Asakura (朝倉紀行)
Music Production: King Records