On the official site for the animated adaptation of the play written by Bun-O Fujisawa, Mars Red, the third promotional video of the project was published. The video shows a fragment of the closing theme performed by HYDE and titled “ON MY OWN”, and confirms that the series maintains its premiere scheduled for next April 5 in Japan.
The distribution rights have remained in the hands of the Funimation platform. On the other hand, the first theatrical production based on the Mars Red writing was presented in 2013, followed by new productions in 2015 and 2017. A manga adaptation has been in publication by Kemuri Karakara since January 2020, in Mag Garden publisher's Monthly Comic Garden magazine.
Cast of voices
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Shutaro Kurusu.
- Junichi Suwabe as Yoshinobu Maeda.
- Akira Ishida as Takeuchi.
- Kenichi Suzumura as Suwa.
- Ayahi Takagaki as Misaki.
- Makoto Furukawa as Rufus Glenn.
- Fumiko Orikasa as Aoi Shirase.
- Hiroshi Yanaka as Sounosuke Nakajima.
- Sachi Kokuryu as Shinnosuke Tenmaya.
- Kouhei Hatano (Dragon Ball Super) is directing the anime at Signal.MD studios.
- Junichi Fujisaku (Blood +, Moshidora, RD Sennou Chousashitsu) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Yukari Takeuchi (Norn9: Norn + Nonet) is in charge of character design.
- Toshiyuki Muranaka is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
- Folk rock / folk metal group Wagakki Band, performs the opening song titled “Seimei no Aria”, while HYDE performs the closing song titled “ON MY OWN”.
Mars Red Synopsis
The story takes place in 1923, and in a period when vampires exist. But now, the number of vampires has increased and the source of blood called Ascra appeared in the world. The Japanese government, consequently, creates "Code Zero", an army unit that will face the rampaging vampires. And what is better at fighting vampires than other vampires? Created by Lieutenant General Nakajima, the unit has long been used to obtain war information, but has recently been reassigned to combat the vampire crisis. It will be the responsibility of the “Code Zero” unit and the S-class vampire, Deffrot, to investigate the strange increase in vampires before society collapses.
Source: Comic Natalie
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