The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragiboshi’s light novel series Absolute Duo has revealed the second promotional video. The video also gives us preview of the opening theme, Absolute Soul by Konomi Suzuki. The anime is slated to air from December 28 during the Winter 2015 anime season.
The first promotional video was revealed earlier:
In addition to this, the cast were recently announced and includes:
- Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (Lubbock from Akame ga Kill) as Kokonoe Tooru
- Yamamoto Nozomi (Kusunoki Yukimura from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) as Sigtuna Yurie
- Suwa Ayaka (Azuma Tokaku from Akuma no Riddle) as Tachibana Tomoe
- Imamura Ayaka (Girl from Isshuukan Friends, Female Student from Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji) as Hotaka Miyabi
- Yamazaki Haruka (Kanzaki Tomoyo from Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) as Bristol Lilith
- Tomatsu Haruka (Anjou Naruko from Anohana) as Nagakura Imari
- Tamura Yukari (Takamichi Nanoha from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) as Tsukimi Rito
- Horie Yui (Hanekawa Tsubasa from Bakemonogatari) as Tsukumo Sakuya
- Hanae Natsuki (Kaizuka Inaho from Aldnoah.Zero) as Tora
- Kawahara Yoshihisa (Sasahara Koujirou from Nichijou) as Tatsu
The production cast includes:
- Director as Nakayama Atsushi (Kore wa Zombie desu ka? )
- Series Composition by Kouno Takamitsu (Minami-ke Tadaima)
- Character Designs by Sano Keiichi (Kamisama no Memouchou)
- Animation Director as Tanaka Norie (Magi– The Labyrinth of Magic)
- Produced at 8-Bit (Grisaia no Kajitsu)
Absolute Duo is a Japanese light novel series by Takumi Hiiragiboshi with illustrations by Yuu Asaba. Media Factory has published six volumes since 2012 under their MF Bunko J imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Shinichiro Nariie started serialization in Media Factory’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive from April 27, 2013, and has been collected in a single tankobon volume. A second spin-off four-panel comedy manga adaptation titled Absolute Duo Tea Party with art by Tooru Oiwaka will also be serialized in Monthly Comic Alive magazine with the December 2014 issue to be sold on October 27, 2014. An anime television series adaptation by 8-Bit was announced at Media Factory’s 2014 Summer School Festival event.
After losing a loved one, Tooru Kokonoe enrolls at Kouryou Academy so as to gain a “Blaze,” a weapon that is his soul manifestation, for the sake of revenge. He was expecting a weapon… What he got was a shield… How is he to seek revenge with something that isn’t even a weapon?!
Source: Absolute Duo Website