Koichi Chigira (LAST EXILE) is attached to direct at Studio KAI
Netflix Japan has posted a key visual and a 110-second PV for the forthcoming web anime adaptation of Kacho Hashimoto's Mushikago no Cagaster / Cagaster of an Insect Cage manga, and announced its worldwide premiere on February 6, 2020. In addition to the main character voices, the clip introduces the OP theme song "Be ZERO" by Hilcrhyme
The manga was originally published as the author's independent web series from September 2005 to April 2013. Then its print edition was released by French publisher Glénat in 2014, before the release of its Japanese edition by Tokuma Shoten. Its story is in a post-apocalyptic world, thirty years after the emerge of a mysterious disease "Cagaster" that turned people into giant murderous insects, and follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive.
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kanata Hoshijima in Astra Lost in space) is cast as the protagonist Kidow, who has a mysterious past, working as an exterminator. And Kana Hanazawa (Kuroneko / Ruri Gokou in Oreimo) voices the teenage main heroine Ilie, who is searching for her mother.
- Director: Koichi Chigira (LAST EXILE)
- Character design: Akihiko Yamashita (Zegapain)
- Series composition: Shuichi Kamiyama (BLACK CAT)
- Music: Hitomi Kuroishi (LAST EXILE)
- 3DCG: Okinawa GONZO
- Anime production: Studio KAI
- OP theme song "Be ZERO" & ED theme song "Okubyouna Ookami": Hilcrhyme
(c)2019 Kacho Hashimoto/Tokuma Shoten/"Cagaster of an Insect Cage" Production Committee