First visual, main cast, staff, and release month revealed
Anime studio P.A. Works announced today a brand new original TV anime, Aquatrope of White Sand. The fishy series got its first trailer introducing us to the main characters, the first visual, lead cast and staff, as well as the announcement that the TV anime series will be premiering in July 2021.
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Auatrope of White Sand
An original story based set place in a small aquarium in Okinawa.
Director: Toshiya Shinohara
Series Composition: Yuko Kakihara
Original Character Design: U35
Character Design & Animation Director: Yuki Akiyama
Coming 2021 July pic.twitter.com/nKcRvhLjs0
Voicing the failed Tokyo-based idol Fuuka Miyazawa, who is coming to Okinawa for the first time, is Rikako Aida (Riko Sakurauchi in Love Live! Sunshine!!)
Voicing Kukuru Misakino, who is trying to save the Gamagama Aquarium from closing, is Miku Ito (Miku Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets)
The lead staff on Aquatrope of White Sand include Toshiya Shinohara (Red Data Girl), with Yuko Kakihara (Digimon Adventure tri) doing the series composition and Yuki Akiyama (9 episodes of SHIROBAKO) as the animation director and character designer. The original character designer for the series is U35, who drew a celebratory image for the announcement.
Aquatrope of White Sand is scheduled to start broadcasting in July 2021.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.