The first special broadcast live for Pictures A-1‘ TV anime “completely unpredictable romantic comedy” Engage the kiss dropped the anime’s first full promotional video and first key visual on Sunday. Video announces and previews halcathe opening theme song for “Dare-Kare Scramble” (Everyone, Scramble), and it also announces a new cast member, more staff members, and the July 2 premiere for the anime. The anime is part of Project Engage, and Aniplex announced the project Engage Kill smartphone game by Square-Enix.
Rumi Okubo plays the character of Sharon Holygrail:
Tomoya Tanaka (ēlDLIVE assistant director, Visual Jail) directs the anime to Pictures A-1. Shunsaku Yano (Try the Knights, Grancrest War Register) is in charge of setting up the world. Masaaki Takiyama (Sort/Extra Last Encore, Nyaruko: crawling with love!) is both an animation character designer and chief animation director. Chiaki Furuzumi (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld Part 2, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic) is also the sub-character designer and chief animation director. Yoshiaki Fujisawa (The eccentric family, GATE, Love live! school idol project, Mushoku Tensei: Unemployed Reincarnation) composes the music.
Other staff include:
The anime will premiere on Tokyo-MX, Tochigi-TV, Gunma TV, BS11, Asahi Broadcasting Company television, and Metele channels on Saturday, July 2 at 8:30 p.m. (actually July 3 at 2:30 a.m.). The anime’s next live special will be on June 4.
Square-Enix produced the Engage Kill smartphone game, which will star the heroine Chloe Tan. Arisa Kori Chloe voice:
The anime takes place in Baylong City, a man-made island city established, outside the jurisdiction of any country, in the Pacific Ocean to exploit local natural resources. In particular, the mining of the new energy resource orgonium has led to an outbreak of “D disasters” by demons in the city. Private military companies (PMCs) are responsible for dealing with these incidents.
Protagonist Shū runs a small PMC, though his spending habits have constantly left him penniless. A demon girl named Kisara works under contract at Shū’s office and constantly worries about him. Kisara attends a high school in Baylong City and does everything from office work to household chores with confidence. Meanwhile, Ayano is Shū’s ex-girlfriend, an elite agent and a former co-worker at a large PMC that Shū worked for.
anime stars Soma Saito like Shu Ogata (right in the visual above), Saya Aizawa like Kisara (center), and Lynne as Ayano Yugiri (left).
As previously announced, Fumiaki Marutobest known for the Heroine Saenai without Sodate-kata light novels and White album 2 visual novels, both writes and oversees the scripts for the anime. live date and Hyperdimension Neptunia illustrator Tsunako draw the characters.
Source: press release