‘Edens Zero’ anime premiere in April; first trailer released
EDENS ZERO is premiering its anime on April 10, 2021. This announcement was made in the seventh issue (of this year) of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. To celebrate this news and the upcoming TV anime, the first promotional video/teaser was released:
The main characters, with their voice actors, are:
Takuma Terashima as Shiki Granbell
Mikako Komatsu as Rebecca Bluegarden
Rie Kugimiya as Happy
In addition, other cast members were also released. Here’s a list:
- General Director: Shinji Ishihira (also the director for Fairy Tail)
- Series Director: Yushi Suzuki (episode director for Fairy Tail)
- Screenplay and series composition: Mitsutaka Hirota
- Character Design: Yurika Sako
- Audio Director: Shōji Hata
- Audio Production: Magic Capsule
- Music: Yoshihisa Hirano
- Music Production: NTV Music
- Production Studio: J.C. Staff
Here’s the premise of the series, as provided by Kodansha’s English publication of the manga:
At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion…And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.
Hiro Mashima, who is best known for his Fairy Tail manga series which was serialised between 2006 and 2017, launched the Edens Zero manga in June 2018. For those who are familiar with his most popular work, Edens Zero would be an easy read—it uses themes similar to what made Fairy Tail so popular (although the 2018 manga is Mashima’s darkest work); the characters and art style are also similar enough to not be completely strange to the readers of Fairy Tail.
行くぞ！桜舞う宇宙に―#寺島拓篤 #小松未可子 #釘宮理恵 #真島ヒロ
— EDENS ZEROプロジェクト公式 (@EDENSZERO_PJ) January 13, 2021
Konami is also developing a 3D action RPG for consoles, as well as a top-down RPG for mobiles inspired by the manga.