Noriyuki Abe, director of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, is leading another RPG-to-TV anime adaptation in Divine Gate, which started life as a smartphone panel game by GungHo Online Entertainment. As the premiere date nears, four character previews have been snipped from the anime’s first episode and uploaded on the multinational, multimedia entertainment company Marvelous’ official YouTube channel. The videos for Akane and Midori are both narrated by Megumi Ogata, known for voicing Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Akane:

Midori:

Rumours about Aoto:

Arthur:

With The Heroic Legend of Arslan’s Studio Pierrot on production, Natsuko Takahashi of Ore Monogatari!! is in charge of series composition, joining with character designer Ichiro Uno of The World Is Still Beautiful, and composer Takumi Ozawa whose past credits include the score of Aria The Scarlet Ammo. The following cast has worked with this team to bring the characters to life:

Tetsuya Kakihara as Akane:  (Fairy Tail‘s Natsu Dragneel)
Souma Saito as Aoto:  (Rokka no Yuusha‘s Adlet Mayer)
Kanae Ito as Midori:  (To Love-Ru‘s Nana Astar Deviluke)
Ayana Taketatsu as Hikari:  (Oreimo‘s Kirino Kousaka)
Sora Amamiya as Yukari:  (Akame ga KILL!‘s Akame)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as  Ginji:  (Mobile Suit Gundam 00‘s Allelujah Haptism)
Yuichi Nakamura as Arthur:  (Macross Frontier‘s Alto Saotome)
Rie Kugimiya as K:  (Fullmetal Alchemist‘s Alphonse Elric)
Yukana as Operator:  (Futari wa PreCure‘s Honoka Yukishiro/Cure White)

Divine Gate will premiere on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Setouchi, TVQ Kyushu Housou and BS 11 on January 8th.

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