The official Twitter account for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kohske’s Gangsta. announced that the upcoming series will be a full TV anime series airing from July 2015 in the Summer 2015 anime season. It was also revealed that the anime will be produced by Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, The World God Only Knows).
【アニメ】TVアニメGANGSTA.2015年7月放送決定！監督：村瀬修功、ｼﾘｰｽﾞﾃﾞｨﾚｸﾀｰ：初見浩一、ｼﾘｰｽﾞ構成：猪爪慎一、ｷｬﾗｸﾀｰﾃﾞｻﾞｲﾝ：植田羊一、音楽：TSUTCHIE、ｱﾆﾒｰｼｮﾝ制作：マングローブ 皆さまお楽しみに！ #ｷﾞｬﾝｸﾞｽﾀ
— GANGSTA.（ギャングスタ）公式 (@GANGSTA_Project) December 7, 2014
The anime’s production staff were also revealed in the Tweet and includes:
- Director: Shukou Murase (Ergo Proxy, Mobile Suit Gundam Evolve)
- Series Director: Koichi Hatsumi (Deadman Wonderland, Berserk: Ougon Jidaihen I – Haou no Tamago)
- Series Composer: Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate no Gotoku!, Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited – Hyoubu Kyousuke)
- Anime Character Designer: Youichi Ueda (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Manga, Asobi ni Ikuyo! Director)
- Music Composer: Tsutchie (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo)
- Animation Studio: Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, The World God Only Knows)
The [email protected] magazine has previously revealed more and more of the anime’s cast every issue. The anime’s website has also revealed more of the anime’s cast, who will be returning to reprise their roles from the various drama CDs. The cast includes:
- Junichi Suwabe (Archer in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) voices Worick Arcangelo
- Kenjiro Tsuda (Sadaharu Inui from Prince of Tennis) as Nicholas Brown
- Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) voicing the role of Nina
- Tetsuo Kaneo (Bui from Yu Yu Hakusho) will voice Chad Adkins
- Mamiko Noto (Kotomi Ichinose in Clannad) will voice the role of Alex Benedetto
- Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara from Nagi no Asukara) voicing as Cody Balfour
- Satoshi Mikami (Kumado Minai in Mushishi Zoku Shou) as Dr. Theo
- Hiroyuki Yoshino (Firo Prochainezo in Baccano!) voices Doug
- Yoshiko Sakakibara (Haman Karn from Mobile Suit Gundam) voicing as Gina Paulklee
- Mikako Komatsu (Neko from K) will voice Ginger
- Tomohisa Hashizume (Bertolt Hoover in Attack on Titan) is playing the role of Delico
- Tomoaki Maeno (Naotsugu from Log Horizon) as Yang
- Takuya Kirimoto (Agon Kongo from Eyeshield 21) will voice Ivan Grazef
- Tsuyoshi Koyama (Galileo in Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon) voices Miles Meyer
- Katsuhisa Houki (Bartley Asprius in Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) voices the role of Daniel Monroe
- Takahiro Sakurai (Shougo Makishima in Psycho-Pass) as Marco Adriano
- Kana Ueda (Rin Tohsaka in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) voicing as Loretta Cristiano Amodio
- Ami Koshimizu (Ryuuko Matoi from Kill la Kill) will play Constance Raveau
- Tetsu Inada (Ira Gamagoori from Kill la Kill) will voice Galahad Woeho
The site itself has revealed that a total of 3 drama CDs have been produced and are currently available for ¥3,000 (~ $30.00 USD) each. An event about the CDs will be held on the 7th of November at the Shinjuku Milano cinema in Tokyo, where the main cast of the series will make an appearance.
Gangsta. is a manga series written and illustrated by Kohske. It began serialization in 2010 in Shinchosha’s Comic @ Bunch magazine where to date a total of 6 compiled volumes have been released. It is Kohske’s first series, after publishing two short stories. His second manga series, DOODLE, began publication last year. The series received a drama CD adaptation that was released with the 6th volume in June.
Gangsta. synopsis from Haruhichan:
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.
The Gangsta. anime will be airing from July next year during the Summer 2015 anime season. It will be a full TV series and additional information about the anime will be revealed soon.