The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Gamon Sakurai’s Ajin sci-fi action manga series began streaming the first promotional video on Friday. The series will debut next year on January 16, during the winter 2016 anime season.
In addition to this, the trailer for the second film in the series, Ajin Part 2, was recently streamed. The second film will open in Japan in May.
The first film in the planned trilogy, Ajin Part 1: Shoudou (Ajin: Demi-Human – Compel), opened in Japan on November 27 for a two-week limited engagement. It held its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 28.
The film’s cast is as follows:
- Mamoru Miyano (Death Note‘s Light) as Kei Nagai
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (Attack on Titan‘s Reiner) as Kaito
- Houchu Ohtsuka (Naruto‘s Jiraiya) as Satou
- Takahiro Sakurai (Code Geass‘ Suzaku) as Tosaki
- Mikako Komatsu (Nisekoi‘s Tsugumi) as Izumi Shimomura
- Daisuke Hirakawa (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders‘ Kakyoin) as Kouji Tanaka
- Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass‘ Lelouch) as Kou Nakano
Ajin: Demi-Human is a seinen manga written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. It will be adapted into three anime films.
Ajin synopsis from Haruhichan:
Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected…