The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Key and Visual Art’s Rewrite visual novel has revealed a brand new visual, the first set of character designs and a brand new promotional video for the July 2016 TV anime.

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The anime’s official website has released the first set of character designs for the main cast:

  • Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach) will voice Kotarou TennoujiRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Kotarou-Tennouji
  • Chiwa Saito (Homura Akemi from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) as Kotori KanbeRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Kotori-Kanbe
  • Saya Shinomiya (First Major Role) voices Chihaya OhtoriRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Chihaya-Ohtori
  • Eri Kitamura (Yui from Angel Beats!) is voicing as Akane SenriRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Akane-Senri
  • Keiko Suzuki (Haruka Saigusa in Little Busters!) returns to voice Shizuru NanatsuRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Shizuru-Nanatsu
  • Risa Asaki (Tae Sugimura from Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku) as Lucia KonohanaRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Lucia-Konohana
  • Kana Hanazawa (Kanade Tachibana from Angel Beats!) voicing as KagariRewrite-Anime-Character-Designs-Kagari

Here’s the new promotional video which was also revealed:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x41ci79

Here is the first official promotional video of the anime from Comiket 89:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jy6p9

The main staff of the anime includes:

Rewrite is a fantasy romance Visual Novel developed by Key and published by Visual Arts in 2011 for the PC. It is Key’s 8th visual novel, following the success of Air, Clannad and Little BustersMany key members of the staff return to produce the new game, including Itaru Hinoue (Air, Clannad) who once again helmed the project. Jun Maeda (Clannad, Angel Beats!) also returned to compose the music of the game, but did not write any of the scenarios. The novel also included new talent with Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni) lending a hand writing the game’s scenario. Rewrite was also ported onto various other platforms, including the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3.

Here is the synopsis of the VN from MAL:

Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri where treeplanting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia.

Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He’s a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school.

A TV anime adaptation of Rewrite is currently in production and will air in Summer 2016. Additional information about the series will be revealed at a later date.

Visit the anime’s website: http://www.rewrite-anime.tv/
And follow their Twitter: @rewrite_tv