Post-Nuclear Meltdown "Coppelion" Anime Planned for Fall

First episode to be previewed at Anime Expo and Paris' Japan Expo

In September 2010, the 40th issue of Young Magazine announced that an anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue's Coppelion was announced, only for the production to be later shelved due to themes that evoked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Volume 18 is now set to reveal that the production is back and scheduled for this fall.

 

The series is set 20 years after a 2016 nuclear meltdown devastated Japan. Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online's Asuna),  Satomi Akesaka (Mitsudomoe's  Futaba Marui) and the ubiquitous Kana Hanazawa will play the three high school girls who were genetically engineered to be impervious to radioactivity and sent into the disaster area to look for survivors.

 

The first episode will be previewed at Anime Expo and Paris' Japan Expo.

 

 

  

via IEEE802.11

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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