Sonny Boy Sci-Fi anime unveils musical artists with contribution from Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichiro Watanabe E! News UK

The director’s official Twitter account Shingo Natsume (A punch, ACCA: Department of Inspection of 13 Territories., Space dandy) and Crazy’s houseOriginal Sci-Fi Survival TV Anime from Sonny boy the musicians who will be contributing to the anime’s soundtrack announced Thursday. The account also announced that the director Shinichiro watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Macross More, Children on the track, Space dandy, Carole & Tuesday) serves as the anime’s musical advisor. Character designer Norifumi Kugai contributed a new visual teaser:

Sunset Rollercoaster (top center in the image below), VIDEOTAPEMUSIC (center), The Natsuyasumi Band (center right), mitsume (top right), Ogawa & Tokoro (top left), Mid-Air Thief, Kaneyorimasaru (center left), toe (bottom left), and Conisch (bottom right) are contributing songs created exclusively for this anime. Conisch particularly works the piano background music.

The video below samples the songs of the musicians after Ging Nang BOYZ‘opening theme song “Shōnen Shjo“:

Watanabe explained that at Natsume’s request, he featured bands and artists whose musical styles matched the anime. Watanabe pointed out that Natsume made the final call on artists to bring on the soundtrack.

The first episode of the anime will have an early online “screening” on June 19 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. EDT). The “1st half” of the anime’s soundtrack goes on sale July 21 – only as an analog vinyl record – while the “2nd half” goes on sale September 8.

Funimation released an English-subtitled version of the previous trailer:

The sci-fi ensemble drama centers around 36 boys and girls. On August 16, midway through the seemingly endless summer vacation, Nagara, a third-year college student, mysterious transfer student Nozomi, and classmates such as Mizuho and Asakaze, are suddenly transported from their quiet everyday life. to a school adrift in an alternative dimension. . They must survive with the superpowers that have awakened in them.

The stars of the anime:

Aoi Ichikawa as Nagara, the protagonist

Saori Ōnishi as Nozomi, a transfer student who has just returned from Berlin to Japan

Aoi Yoki like Mizuho, ​​a classmate who is always surrounded by the three cats who were dear to her grandmother

Chiaki Kobayashi like Asakaze, a rebellious classmate who hates being commanded

Natsume designed the story and directs and writes the anime at Crazy’s house. Norifumi Kugai (ACCA: Department of Inspection of 13 Territories.) manages the anime character designs based on the original designs by manga artist and illustrator Hisashi Euguchi (Perfect blue, Roujin Z, Eiji, Stop! Hibari-kun, Survive Mujin Wakusei).

Studio Pablo‘s Husband Fujino (Dororo) directs the art, and Ken hashimoto is the key artist of color. Akane Fushihara is the director of compositing of photography, and Kashiko kimura is editing. Shôji Hata directs the sound.

Ging Nang BOYZ singer and guitarist of rock band Kazunobu Mineta wrote the theme song “Shōnen Shjo“(Boys and Girls) specifically for the anime.

The series will air on July 15 at 12:30 p.m. (effectively, July 16 at 12:30 a.m.) on the Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto canals. It will also work on Sun Television, BS Asahi, and RAB Aomori Broadcasting Company. Funimation will air the anime.

Sources: Sonny boy anime website, Comic Natalie, Funimation (Nicolas friedman)

William N. Fernandez