The new anime announcements at Crunchyroll are not over by a long shot! And today, VIVIDRED OPERATION – the latest original title from A-1 Pictures joins the slate and is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on January 13, at 7:00 am Pacific Time for premium members. Free members will be able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.
A mix of science fiction and friendship, VIVIDRED OPERATION is directed by Kazuhiro Takamura who previously helmed Strike Witches. The series also features voice acting from Aya Uchida (Kiddy girl-AND, YuruYuri) and rising star Ayane Sakura (Joshiraku, Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imoto ga Iru!).
“That is everyone's wish. Here in a world where science has solved all questions. This story is set in Oshima. The happy, carefree 14 year old Akane Isshiki lived a poor, but well loved life together with her reliable little sister, Momo, who does all the housework, and her grandfather, Kenjirou, a genius inventor who only created useless devices. When the weather is clear, they can see the artificial island, Blue Island, across the sea. In the center of that island rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world's energy problems.
It is a peaceful future, just like everyone dreamed of: one where everyone can smile and be happy. Suddenly, the world is visited by danger. An unknown enemy – the Alone – appear, targeting the Manifestation Engine. As none of their weapons worked and they fell into despair, a lone girl takes a stand wearing a red ‘Pallet Suit’ which wields a great, hidden power. Before long, allies gather around her to fight. And their friendship becomes the only hope for saving the world!”
VIVIDRED OPERATION will be available to the following Crunchyroll audiences: U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa.
The series page will be up soon at www.crunchyroll.com/vividred