The official website for the anime of Yasuki Tanaka‘s Summer Time Rendering suspense manga revealed four new cast members and the anime’s first ending theme song artist.
Earlier this month, new art for the upcoming anime series Summer Time Rendering was revealed and some voice actors were announced. The show will have 25 episodes and cover the entire manga.
The previously released key visual (below) features some of Summer Time Rendering‘s main characters such as Shinpei Ajiro and Mio Kofune brandishing various weapons as they gear up to investigate the death of their beloved friend, Ushio Kofune, and battle the dangerous entities roaming their island.
The anime will premiere on April 14 at 24:00 on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels, and then it will air on the Kansai TV channel. The Walt Disney Company will exclusively stream the new anime globally, including on the Disney+ service in Japan.
New Cast Additions
The newly announced cast are
- Akio Ohtsuka as Seido Hishigata
- Tesshō Genda as Alain Kofune
- Yōji Ueda as Tetsu Totsumura
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Masahito Karakiri
The artist cadode will perform the ending theme song for the anime’s first half. The ending song “Kaika” will be his major debut. Rock band Macaroni Enpitsu will perform the first opening theme song, “Hoshi ga Oyogu” (The Stars Swim), for the anime’s first half.
Staff for the upcoming anime includes Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Children of the Sea) directing the anime. Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100) is in charge of the script and series composition. Miki Matsumoto (Major 2nd, Angels of Death) is designing the characters. Kusanagi (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU and SOTSU, 22/7) is in charge of art. NieR series composers Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada, and Keigo Hoashi are handling music at MONACA.
A live-action adaptation and an escape room based on the series were also announced at the same time as the anime, but it is currently unknown when they will premiere and open. Tanaka launched the manga on Shonen Jump+ in October 2017, and the manga’s 13th and final volume shipped in April 2021.
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