Azure Striker Gunvolt Anime Launches Worldwide February 9 via the eShop

Inti Creates have announced the release date for the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime.

The new anime based on the Mega Man-inspired platforming shooter will launch on February 9th worldwide, via the Nintendo eShop. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the anime special.

You’ll have to pony up in buying the anime for $2.99, or your regional equivalent (£2.49, €2.79, etc).

Here’s a rundown for the anime, via its official website:

It is the near future, and among humankind exists “Adepts,” people who possess extraordinary abilities known as “Septimal Powers.” The existence of these Adepts has caused widespread chaos around the world, but in the nation of Japan, order and peace is maintained by a large conglomerate known as the Sumeragi Group.

…However, this would prove to be a temporary peace, granted to the citizens of Japan by the sacrifice of countless Adepts at the hands of Sumeragi. On the surface, the Sumeragi Group appears be a rather normal, clean company. Below the surface, Sumeragi captures Adepts, holds them against their will, and performs inhumane scientific experiments on them.

One group known as QUILL (Quorum for Unrestricted Information, Law, and Liberty) made this discovery and pledged to revolt against the Sumeragi Group. A member of QUILL, a young man named Gunvolt, sets out one evening to infiltrate a Sumeragi facility in the name of freedom for his fellow Adepts.

The Cast

  • Gunvolt: Kaito Ishikawa / Josh Keller
  • Joule/Lumen: Megu Sakuragawa / Diana Garnet
  • Asimov: Masashi Yukita / Maxwell Powers
  • Moiqa: Moemi Otaka / Hannah Grace
  • Zeno: Haruki Ishiya / Stephen Wiley
  • Copen: Kosuke Masuo / Peter Von Gomm
  • Nova: Ayumu Murase / Chris Nelson
  • Merak: Yuuta Kasuya / Vinay Murthy
  • Romeo: Hideki Makino / Cyrus Sethna
  • Other: Wataru Takagi, Ousuke Yoshitatsu, Kaoru Akiyama

Involved Staff

  • Series Creator: Yoshihisa Tsuda (Inti Creates)
  • Scenario Writer: Toshiaki Tai (Inti Creates)
  • Character Designer: Munehiro Araki (Inti Creates), Yoshitaka Hatakeyama
  • Director / Continuity / Producer:Yoshinori Odaka
  • Scenario: Shigeru Murakoshi
  • Character Design / Animation Supervisor: Masakazu Sunagawa
  • Prop & Mech Design / Key Animator: Ryuta Nakahara
  • Action Director: Masao Kawase
  • Main Animator: Yousuke Kikuchi, Nagisa Nakajima
  • Animation Inspector: Mikie Matuyama
  • Color Design: Kanna Terawake
  • Film Director: Polun Tsai
  • Backgroud Art Director: Keinichi Kurata
  • Sound Production: Ippo Yamada (Inti Creates)
  • Production: LandQ Studio’s, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation

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  • Lucky

    So, what is this, a movie…OVA, an actual 26 episode anime..?

  • mega jew

    Shit dub

  • Bitterbear

    26 episodes of special pronouns.

  • Morunier

    Pretty major project considering no one asked for it and no one cares.

  • Jumanji Joe

    I hope the anime also checks my privilege while using my correct pronoun.

  • OldPalpy

    Paying for videos that are below SD resolution

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuL6cJPz3Nk

  • Cael

    Why didn’t you pick both trailers?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tES5vCpolRM

  • EroBotan

    what happen?

  • Fenrir007

    I wonder if there will be a release on the usual channels.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Obvious troll is obvious.

  • Alister

    Cool, it’s English dubed. Can’t wait to whatch the show.