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Lifeless without Gaming at AFA14

Aside from the currently running Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works TV series as the featured anime of AFA14, par excellence fantasy anime from the last season also made its way towards the event itself!

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While a disappointment due to the lack of any seiyuu guest for the anime, instead we have  The director, producer as well as the screen writer of the anime series will grace the event instead… ^_~

Tsugutsugu, the voice behind the series’s protag Sora, may or may not join the stage, since he’s been recruited for SAOII’s stage instead…

Featured Anime: No Game No Life

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Synopsis:

Everything is decided by a “game”?!

The curtain rises now on a super-intellect battle fantasy.

They are both NEETs and Hikikomoris… but on the internet, the genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Sora and Shiro’s talents and skills are so abnormally good they are considered as urban legend. One day a young boy Teto appears before them, claiming to be “The Lord”.

Teto summoned Sora and Shiro away from the real world called a “shitty game”, and into another dimension. Here, all violences are forbidden, and everything is decided by a game! Of the 16 different races residing in this world, “Humanity” is the weakest. After having the vast majority of their lands captured by the other races and being driven to the brink of extinction, Sora and Shiro challenge these one-of-a-kind battles of the intellectual powers in order to save Humanity!

Ishizuka Atsuko

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Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. During her time at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, she began working as an animation creator. She has received multiple awards for her work.

In 2004, she joined Madhouse. Her directorial debut work was “Tsuki no Waltz”, created for NHK’s “Minna no Uta” music program, attracting much attention for her the work’s fantasy setting. After that, she worked on setting production and storyboards for “MONSTER”. Following “Sen no Hana, Sen no Sora”, another work on NHK’s “Minna no Uta”, she also participated in “NANA” as assistant director, setting production and storyboards. From then on her career has expanded. Her other storyboards, production credits include “Piano no Mori”, “Kurozuka”, “Moryono Hako” and “Chihayafuru”.

Her directorial debut for a television series was “The Spider’s Thread” and “Hell Screen” in the “Blue Literature” series. Since then she has been active in directing “SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIMATION” (with Shigeyuki Miya), “The Pet Girl of Sakurasou” , “Persona 4 The Golden” (Opening Movie portion).

Recently, for “No Game, No Life”, she presented a dense visual expression through gorgeous settings of parallel universes and vivid colour schemes, while remaining true to the image of the original work. This attracted the attention of anime fans. Her newest work, is centred around Japanese Yosakoi dance and the reflection of youth in middle school girls, “Hanayamata”.

Tanaka Sho

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Chief Producer working for KADOKAWA CORPORATION Media Factory Brand Company (MFBC)., mainly engaged in the production of anime. The first title he produced while employed at Happinet Inc. was “The Daily Lives of High School Boys” (2012). Since then, he is now working at MFBC. He has production credits for multiple anime titles, including “High School DxD New” (2013), “Unbreakable Machine-doll” (2013), “No Game, No Life” (2014) and “Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun” (2014).

Hanada Jukki

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Born 25 October 1969 in Sendai, Miyagi.

While he was in university, he participated in Takao Koyama’s “Anime Scenario House”. Through the screenwriter company “Brother Noppo”, he got his début as a scenario writer in the anime “Jankenman”.

Petite Princess Yucie was his first work as a series composer.

His representative works include, “Love Live!”, “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions”, “Steins; Gate”, “sola”, and “Rozen Maiden”, among others.

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