Junya Enoki and Yumi Hara join the outsourcing company to design new animals for God
Two of the members of the outsourced Heaven's Design Team were revealed on July 20, granting us from above the voice actor's names for Ueda and Shimoda. The full character art for the two designers was also released, along with comments from the boss and new angel.
Junya Enoki (Pannacotta Fugo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) as Shimoda
Yumi Hara (Albedo in Overlord) as Ueda
Enoki says that his character is a "newly born angel" so "viewers can enjoy the same perspective" as Shimoda as they expeirence the TV anime. Hara became a "huge fan" of Heaven's Design Team after reading the manga series to prep for her audition. She says the series is "a great learning experience for real creatures, and the characters are all unique and very interesting."
Previously released trailer:
Kodansha Comics releases the god-like manga series written by Hebi-Zou and Tsuta Suzuki, illustrated by Tarako, in English via digital storefronts, with 4 volumes released as of December 2019. The first chapter of the first volume can be read for free on their website and they describe the series as such:
In Heaven’s Animal Design Department, designers create a variety of new animals daily while contending with the unreasonable requests of their client: God. Funny, interesting, and full of useful information, this series answers questions such as, “Why can’t unicorns exist?”, “What makes an animal taste delicious?”, “What’s the most powerful creature in the ocean?”, and, “Bird versus snake: who would win?” You won’t believe it’s a manga series when you read up on the featured animals in the included encyclopedia entries. Heaven’s Design Team will make your next trip to the zoo or aquarium 100 times more fun!
Soichi Masui (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) is directing Heaven's Design Team at Asahi Production and is aiming for a 2021 debut, with no concrete date announced at this stage.
Source: Comic Natalie
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