Look to the skies, lest you miss the action!
Earlier today, the official Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai (Kotobuki’s Wilderness Squadron, lit. Kotobuki Squadron in the Wilderness) anime website updated with a new teaser trailer, as well as visuals for two aircraft and details on the show’s premiere schedule.
We break the details down below.
The 83-second promo introduces the main cast members and plot beats, while offering a brief glimpse of the show’s action scenes. Theme song Sora no Ne (Sound of the Sky) by ZAQ kicks in as a background track at the 30-second mark.
Images of the Shiden and Shoki were revealed, which you can check out below.
Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai will hit Japanese TV on January 13. The full premiere schedule is as follows:
- Tokyo MX: 1/13/2019 at 22:30 (1/13/2019 at 10:30PM)
- TV Aichi: 1/13/2019 at 26:05 (1/14/2019 at 2:05AM)
- MBS: 1/15/2019 at 27:00 (1/16/2018 at 3:00AM)
- BS11: 1/15/2019 at 24:00 (1/16/2018 at Midnight)
Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako) will direct the project at studio GEMBA, with Shou Sugai providing character designs. Michiko Yokote (Princess Tutu, Genshiken) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Sound Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
- Original Character Design: Hidari
- Military Supervisor: Shigeyuki Ninomiya
- Military Setting: Tetsuya Nakano
- Military Setting: Hideyuki Kikuchi
- Military Setting: Jiro Tokihama
- Setting Cooperation: Seiichi Shirato
- Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Kanbe
- 3D Director: Hisashi Egawa
- 3D Director: Ten Hirota
- Technical Director: Keita Mizuhashi
- Asset Director: Kentaro Kogusuri
- Animation Supervisor: Yusaku Saotome
- General Director: Tōko Nakamura
- Screen Director: Shouta Ueno
- Art Director: Kazuo Ogura
- Art Setting: Nobuhito Sue
- Art Setting: Sakura Ogawa
- Color Design: Aiko Yamagami
- Director of Photography: Kentaro Kashiwagi
- Director of Photography: Takamasa Hatakeyama
- Editor: Masato Yoshitake
- Music: Shiroh Hamaguchi
- Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
- Sound Mixer: Takayuki Yamaguchi
- Production: Digital Frontier
- Art Production: Wow World
The main voice cast includes:
- Kirie: Sayumi Suzushiro
- Emma: Eri Yukimura
- Kate: Sayaka Nakaya
- Leona: Asami Seto
- Zara: Hibiku Yamamura
- Chika: Miyu Tomita
The title will be a multimedia franchise, with both an anime TV series and smartphone games planned for release.
Sources: Animate Times