Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited‘s Ani-One YouTube channel began streaming the first two episodes of the television anime of Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s Scarlet Nexus role-playing game as part of an “early release” on Friday. The channel will stream episodes every Thursday from July 1 at 8:00 p.m. IST.
Alongside Hong Kong and India, Ani-One will stream the anime in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Island, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Island, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
The cast members include:
Hiroyuki Nishimura (chief animation director and character designer for Deltora Quest, Kurokami The Animation, LBX) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and is also credited for character design alongside Yuji Ito (Phi-Brain – Puzzle of God episode animation director). Yoichi Kato (Yōkai Watch) and Toshizo Nemoto (Macross Delta) are supervising and writing the series’ scripts, and Akiko Inoue (Duel Masters) is also co-writing the scripts.
Osamu Tayama is the art director, while Nagisa Abe is the color key artist. Hitomi Itou is credited as the CG line director, and Tatsuya Shimano is credited as the CG modeling director. Hironori Anazawa is composing the music. Daichi Iseki is the compositing director of photography, while Masato Yoshitake is the editor. Yayoi Tateishi is the audio director.
Funimation is streaming the anime in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, and it describes the anime’s story:
Solar calendar year 2020: grotesque organisms called Others have begun eating people. To take down this new enemy, the Other Suppression Force is formed. Saved by this elite team as a child, psychokinetic Yuito withstands the training to enlist. On the other hand, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s dreams tell her strange things, dragging the two into an unavoidable fate.
The Scarlet Nexus game launched on June 25 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game features 4K Ultra HD graphics for Xbox Series X, and it launched through Smart Delivery. Former developers of the Tales of series, including Tales of Vesperia, developed the game. Code Vein producer Keita Iizuka produced the game. The game is set in “a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.” Players become protagonist Yuito Sumeragi and use psycho-kinetic abilities to combat the Others.