Re:Creators, the new original television anime from the mind of Rei Hiroe, released its first commercial video yesterday. Unlike many anime series, which are adaptations from an original manga, Re:Creators is the other way around, already having a manga adaptation being created from it. The new video not only shows off the beautiful animation from the upcoming show, but also gives a taste of the opening theme song as well. The song is titled "gravityWall" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Tielle & Gemie.
This trailer is following another promo video released last week, the main cast and character designs from the show was also revealed. You can see previews of all the new upcoming characters in the gallery below.
The website for the show describes the original story as the following:
"Humans have created many stories. Joy, sadness, anger, deep emotion. Stories shake our emotions, and fascinate us. However, these are only the thoughts of bystanders. But what if the characters in the story have "intentions"? To them, are we god-like existences for bringing their story into the world? Our world is changed. Mete out punishment upon the realm of the gods. In Re:CREATORS, everyone becomes a Creator."
The crew behind the series features Rei Hiroe being credited for providing the original concept and original character designs. Ei Aoki, known for his work with fate/zero, is directing the anime at his studio. Makoto Katō is currently serving as assistant director, and Ryuichi Makino is adapting Hiroe's character designs for animation. Makino is also serving as the chief animation director accompanied by Jun Nakai. Hiroyuki Sawano, known for Attack on Titan and Blue Exorcist, is composing the music.
Notable cast includes the following (also seen below):
- Daiki Yamashita as Sōta Mizushino, a second-year high school student who loves anime and games. He is an introvert but is a good person.
- Mikako Komatsu as Celejia Yupitilia, a heroine from a fantasy robot anime titled "Spirit Machine Song Vogel Chavelier."
- Inori Minase as Meteora Österreich, a character from an open world RPG titled "Recollection of Avalken." She is a sage who works at a library, and guides the game's protagonist.
- Aki Toyosaki as Gunpuku no Himegimi (the military's noble daughter), a character wrapped in mystery. She wears a military uniform and skillfully wields a saber.
The manga adaptation for the show has already launched in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X magazine. There is no officially release date set for season one, it is currently set for spring 2017.