Too Kyo Games announces original TV anime Akudama Drive

Set to begin airing in July.

Akudama Drive

Too Kyo Games has announced Akudama Drive, an original TV anime written by Kazutaka Kodaka and animated by Studio Pierrot set to begin airing in July.

Here is a brief introduction to the story:

Everyone is a Villain

The curtain rises on the criminal action 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 grew 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.

The cast is as follows:

  • Ordinary Person (voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa)
  • Courier (voiced by Yuichiro Umehara)
  • Brawler (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi)
  • Hacker (voiced by Shun Horie)
  • Doctor (voiced by Megumi Ogata)
  • Hoodlum (voiced by Subaru Kimura)
  • Cutthroat (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)

And here is the staff list:

  • Original Work: Pierrot and Too Kyo Games
  • Story Draft: Kazutaka Kodaka
  • Character Drafts: Rui Komatsuzaki
  • Director: Tomohiro Taguchi
  • Assistant Director: Yoshifumi Sasahara
  • Series Organizer: Norimitsu Kaihou
  • Character Design: Cindy H. Yamauchi
  • Mechanical Design: Shou Yamamoto, Haruo Miyagawa, and Shinobu Tsuneki
  • Art Director: Yoshiou Tanioka
  • Background Art: Kaoru Aoki
  • Color Design: Saori Goda
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima
  • Photography Director: Kazuhiro Yamada
  • CG Director: Hidenori Fujitani
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Sound Production: delfisound.inc
  • Music: Aida Shigekazu
  • Animation: Studio Pierrot

A special live stream will be held on March 21 from 14:15 to 15:00 JST via AbemaTV, which will feature new information.

Watch the debut trailer below. Visit the official website here.

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