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News: Hundred anime gets 1st promo

The “ultimate school battle action” anime based on Jun Misaki’s light novel series Hundred (1st and 9th volumes pictured above) celebrates the opening of its official website and Twitter today. To mark the occasion, a 90-second promo and teaser visual have been released, along with the unveiling of the second batch of cast.

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It’s been a long wait since this project was first announced as part of the GA Bunko light novel imprint’s 10th anniversary in May, and when Miyu Matsuki, who was originally cast as Charlotte Dimandias, sadly passed away two months ago, the shock understandably set the anime back. The role Matsuki took up for the drama CD that came with the 8th volume of Hundred will now be played by Yui Horie, and Rina Satou will portray Souffle Clearrail. Otherwise, the original drama CD cast will be returning to their roles:

Wataru Hatano as Fritz Granz
Yuka Ōtsubo as Latia Saint-Émilion
Rika Kinugawa as Liddy Steinberg
Yui Makino as Erica Candle
Ayaka Imamura as Meimei

And they will be joining the previously announced cast:

Yoshiaki Hasegawa as Hayato Kisaragi
Rumi Ookubo as Emil Crossford
Mayu Yoshioka as Sakura Kirishima
Kaya Okuno as Karen Kisaragi
M.A.O as Claire Harvey

Tomoko Kobayashi, known as the director for Akame ga KILL!, will also lead proceedings for this anime at Production IMS. Hideki Shirane of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is in charge of series composition, while Norie Tanaka, animation director for Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic, is working on character design. The series is due to premiere in Japan in April next year.

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