Masahiko Komino (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) is confirmed as the director
The official website for the Japanese-themed project GIBIATE PROJECT announced today that 50-year-old renowned rock guitarist SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN) joined the recordring of the anime's OP theme "GIBIATE" as composer and guitarist. The song is included in two-shaimisenist unit The Yoshida Brothers' new album "THE YOSHIDA BROTHERS" released today in Japan.
The project was launched by legendary Japanese creators in October 2018, including Yoshitaka Amano (character designer), Naoki Serizawa (monster designer), and Yuzo Koshiro (music composer). Its TV anime series GIBIATE The Animation is set to premiere in Japan in the summer of 2020.
OP theme PV:
Comment from SUGIZO:
Comment from Yoshida Brothers:
The opening theme of GIBIATE is co-produced by legendary musician #SUGIZO !— GIBIATE PROJECT (@gibiateprojectE) January 8, 2020
With his music and #YoshidaBrothers performance, this song will be presented in speedy and powerful music style↓https://t.co/zPVPbwD4YI#GIBIATE #anime #ジビエート #YoshitakaAmano #TetsuyaKakihara pic.twitter.com/yuHZFShyN0
Also, Masahiko Komino (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders character designer/chief animation director) is confirmed as the anime's director. This is his directorial debut work.
Main voice cast:
- Kanzaki Sensui: Tetsuya Kakihara (Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail, Simon in Gurren Lagann)
- Kathleen Funada: Yukiyo Fujii (Mana Inuyama in GeGeGe no Kitaro)
- Sanada Kenroku: Hiroki Touchi (Japanese dub of Michael Scofield in Prison Break)
- Onikura Yukinojyo: Michio Hazama (Japanese dub of Count Dooku in the Star Wars saga)
"GIBIATE The Animation" synopsis:
In 2030, Japan. A virus has infected humans throughout the world. Infected people turn into different forms of monsters based on their ages, sexes and races. The virus is named ‘Gibia’ - after being rich in variety like gibia.
Just then, a pair of samurai and ninja appeared in such a blighted wasteland of Japan. They both traveled from the early Edo period, fighting together with help from a doctor who tries to find cure for Gibia. Facing ceaseless attacks from Gibias, and outlaws that attack travelers for food, they start the dangerous journey with enemies all around.
Source: "GIBIATE PROJECT" Production Committee press releasee
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