The studio behind Naruto, Studio Pierrot, is back with a new anime. This time, they are working with Too Kyo Games for a new original anime. Its title is Akudama Drive, and they recently revealed a brand new teaser video, along with a new key visual:

The staff also announced the cast members, and they include:

  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as Ippanjin
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Hakobiya
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Kenkaya
  • Shun Horie as Hacker
  • Megumi Ogata as Isha
  • Subaru Kimura as Chinpira
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Satsujinki

Danganronpa’s Kazutaka Kodakais working on the anime’s original story and draft. Meanwhile, Kino’s Journey director Tomohiro Taguchi will be directing the anime over at Studio Pierrot. Cindy H. Yamauchi is adapting Rui Komatsuzaki’s original character designs for the anime.

The anime’s story is set in a Japan where the coountries of Kanto and Kansei were at war, and it ended with Kanto victory. And as Kansei’s government declined, crimes became more and more rampant. And these criminals are known as “Akudama”. The anime will premiere in July 2020.

source: Akudama Drive official website