Will lightning strike again for Hiro Mashima with the upcoming anime adaptation of Edens Zero? His fans certainly hope so!
In a new trailer posted by Netflix on Friday, March 12th, fans get to meet a few new characters, jam out to a rocking new theme song, and learn that Netflix will launch the series outside Japan at some point in 2021 (the series premieres on NTV in Japan on April 10th).
As you saw in the promotional video, the opening theme song will be titled "Eden through the rough" by Takanori Nishikawa from the legendary Japanese rock band, T.M. Revolution. Also revealed in the promotional video is the cast, which reads as follows (character names first):
Shiki Granbell: Takuma Terashima
Rebecca Bluegarden: Mikako Komatsu
Happy: Rie Kigumiya
Weisz Steiner: Hiromichi Tezuka
E.M. Pino: Shiori Izawa
Homura Kogetsu: Shiki Aoki
Elsie Crimson: Sayaka Ohara
Ziggy: Houchu Ohtsuka
Mother: Kikuko Inoue
In terms of the crew, J.C. Staff is animating this title with Fairy Tail director Shinji Ishihara returning to direct. He'll be working off scripts written by Mitsutaka Hirota and character designs provided by Yurika Sako. What impresses me the most about this series, however, is that they've nabbed a wonderful composer for their background music in the form of Yoshihisa Hirano (Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Ouran High School Host Club)!
Originally a manga series created by the same author who brought us Fairy Tail and Rave Master, Hiro Mashima, this series takes place at an abandoned amusement park called Granbell Kingdom. One day though, a girl named Rebecca Bluegarden and her cat Happy shows up at the front gates only to discover that this is the first human contact the park's residents have had in a hundred years. After becoming friends with a young man named Shiki, they go on an adventure together which will take them far beyond the reaches of the amusement park's walls.
This is an example of a good promotional video that sets up the story well while giving the audience a small glimpse of the action headed their way. I'm not normally a big fan of long-running shonen titles, but this trailer has piqued my interest enough that I'll make a note to check it out once it appears on Netflix.
Source: Anime News Network