The official website for Endride, an upcoming anime and smartphone game project with original character designs by Bastard!! manga creator Kazushi Hagiwara and Rurouni Kenshin manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki launched on Thursday and has revealed the staff, cast, air date and a new key visual. The series will broadcast for 24 episodes on NTV and other networks beginning April 2016.

Original Anime Endride Announced and Slated for April - Rurouni Kenshin & Bastard!! Creators behind Character Design

Further information about the upcoming series will be revealed at AnimeJapan 2016. Visitors will also be able to play a demo of an upcoming smartphone game based on the series.

The staff consist of:

  • Director: Keiji Gotou (Kiddy Grade)
  • Series Composition: Touko Machida (Lucky Star)
  • Original Character Design: Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin), Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Studio: Brains Base

The cast consist of:

  • Kensho Ono (Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah.Zero) will voice Shun Asanaga
  • Toshiki Masuda (Toranosuke Miyamura from Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo) as Emilio
  • Karen Miyama (Momo Miyaura from Momo e no Tegami) as Alicia
  • Ayaka Ohashi (Felia from Comet Lucifer) as Fuarion
  • Hiroki Takahashi (Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter) as Demetrio
  • Kousuke Toriumi (Shuu Sakamaki from Diabolik Lovers) as Erujuia

Endride synopsis:

Shun Asanaga is a 15-year-old junior high school student with an optimistic and bright personality. One day, he finds a mysterious crystal in the office of his father, who is a scientist and businessman. When he touches it, the world becomes distorted, and he is sent into the world of Endra. Emilio, a prince of the kingdom of Endra is nearing his 16th birthday and despises the reigning king Delzain. Since Emilio is now at the age when he can inherit the throne, he takes up a weapon and attempts revenge. However, because Emilio is too weak, he is captured by Delzain and put in prison. When Emilio is in grief, the wall of his cell becomes distorted and Shun appears from there with two goals: return to his own world, and complete his revenge. What future lies ahead for the two boys trying to survive in Endra, yet raised in two different worlds?

Source: Moca News, Endride official website, ANN