One-shot animated adaptation included with Japanese release of Volume 6 of survival-horror manga
The main cast has been revealed for Kyochu Retto ("The Island of Giant Insects") - an upcoming original animation DVD that adapts the survival-horror manga written by Yasutaka Fujimi and illustrated by REDICE about a group of high school students who end up ship-wrecked on a deserted island swarming with colossal, man-eating bugs. The main cast includes:
- M・A・O as Mutsumi Oribe.
- Rika Tachibana as Chitose Naruse.
- Misato Fukuen as Ayumi Matsuoka.
- Momo Asakura as Mami Miura.
- Chiaki Takahashi as Misuzu Jinno.
- And Others.
The original Kyochu Retto manga is serialized in Akita Shoten's CHAMPION CROSS digital manga magazine. The story follows Mutsumi Oribe, a 2nd year high school student, and her classmates, who wash up on a seemingly deserted island after surviving a plane crash, only to be attacked by giant insects. With the help of Mutsumi's survival skills and encyclopedic knowledge of entomology, the group attempts to live long enough for rescue to arrive.
The Kyochu Retto OAD is directed by Takeo Takahashi and features animation production by Passione. It will be released as a pack-in bonus with the special edition Japanese release of Volume 6 of the Kyochu Retto manga, which will be published in Japan on June 20, 2019.
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