[size=20]Megumi Hayashibara, Kouichi Yamadera Join Cross Ange Anime’s Cast[/size]
posted on 2014-09-23 08:47 EDT
Ranma ½, Cowboy Bebop co-stars play Ange’s parents; Sunrise series also confirmed as running for half a year
The staff of Sunrise’s Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo anime announced on Tuesday at the premiere screening of episode one and half of episode two at the Shinjuku Milano theater two new cast members for the series:
Megumi Hayashibara (Ranma ½’s female Ranma, Cowboy Bebop’s Faye) as Empress Sophia Ikaluga Misurugi
Kouichi Yamadera (Ranma ½’s Ryoga, Cowboy Bebop’s Spike) as Emperor Jurai Asuka Misurugi
Both characters appeared in the first episode as Angelese’s parents. The staff also confirmed that the series will last for half a year, or two cours.
Out of ten thousand fans that applied, only one thousand were accepted into the event. The event hosted voice actresses Nana Mizuki (Ange), Yukari Tamura (Hilda), Kaori Ishihara (Rosalie), Yui Ogura (Chris), and Yui Horie (Sara). Eri Kitamura (Salia) was scheduled to appear at the event, but was forced to be absent due to illness. Nana Mizuki also performed an insert song in the first episode, with composition and arrangement by composer and vocalist Akiko Shikata.
Voice actress Yui Horie also commented that she has not recorded her lines for her character yet, as Sara will appear in episodes three and four, but not five and six.
Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Tatsuto Higuchi is handling series composition. Yuusuke Matsuo is providing the concepts for the characters, while Sayaka Ono is designing the characters. Singer and songwriter Akiko Shikata (Ar Tonelico series, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode theme song performance) will be scoring the soundtrack. Nana Mizuki will perform the opening theme song, while Eri Kitamura will perform the ending theme.
The TV anime will premiere on October 4 on Tokyo MX and other related channels.