It has been announced in a recent magazine advertisement that Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis, the anime adaptation of Cygame’s popular mobile CCG Shingeki no Bahamut (Rage of Bahamut), will air during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. Additionally, the official website has revealed the staff for the anime series.
The Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis website has revealed the staff that will be producing the anime. They include:
- Director: Keiichi Satou (Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary, Tiger & Bunny)
- Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Naoyuki Onda (Gantz, Psycho-Pass)
- Series Composer: Keiichi Hasegawa (Astro Boy 2003, Viper’s Creed)
- Effects Animator: Takashi Hashimoto (Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse, One Piece Film Z)
- Art Director: Goki Nakamura (Baku Tech! Bakugan, Ibara no Ou)
- Color Scheme Designer: Mikasa Osamu (Stratos 4, Wolf Children)
- CGI Director: Shinya Sugai (Eden of the East, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo)
- Music Composer: Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, Ergo Proxy)
- Animation Production: MAPPA (Zankyou no Terror, Hajime no Ippo: Rising)
The anime’s cast has not been announced so far, through the mobile game itself does feature full voice acting. Here are a few notable voice actors/actresses in the game:
- Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) who voices Anne
- Saori Hayami (Ayase Aragaki from Oreimo) who voiced Celia
- Yui Horie (Tsubasa Hanekawa from Bakemonogatari) as Tina
- Takehito Koyasu (Dio Brando in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Lucius
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Himeko Inaba in Kokoro Connect)as Emilia
- Kimiko Koyama (Komoe Tsukuyomi from Toaru Majutsu no Index) who voices Lou
- Saori Goto (Keiko in Minami-ke) who voices Guardian Aether
The website also released the first visual of the anime:
Here is the first promotional video for the anime:
Shingeki No Bahamut (Rage of Bahamut) is a free to play mobile Collectable Card Game developed by Cygames. The game originally released on Android in January 2012, before making its way to iOS in April the same year. Since its release the game has become one of the most popular apps of the year with over 8 million players. The game involves players roaming the lands and fighting enemies using cards, from either Man, Demon or Gods cards. The game also holds numerous events with the major event titled Holy Wars.
Shingeki No Bahamut Genesis will be based on the mobile game, to what capacity has not been revealed yet. It will be airing this October during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. You can get the original game for free on Android and iOS.