The 16bit Sensation: ANOTHER LAYER anime is set to premiere this October 4, as announced earlier with a trailer and key visual at the Aniplex Festival 2023. Studio Silver is animating the series under the direction of Takashi Sakuma. “65535” by Shoko Nakagawa will be the opening theme song.
Tamiki Wakaki will be working alongside former Aquaplus writer Tatsuya Takahashi on the anime’s original story. The two are also behind the concept of the 16bit: Sensation manga. Masakatsu Sasaki is in charge of designing the characters and Yashikin is composing the music. The cast lineup has been also updated:
- Aoi Koga as Konoha Akisato
- Atsushi Abe as Mamoru Rokuta
- Yui Horie as Meiko Uehara
- Ayako Kawasumi as Kaori Shimoda
- Kentaro Ito as Masaru “Boss” Rokuta
- Jun Fukushima as Kiyoshi “Kyonshi” Gomikawa
- Aya Yamane as Toya Yama
The 16bit Sensation (16bit Sensation: Watashi to Minna ga Tsukutta Bishojo Game) manga is illustrated by Tamiki Wakaki. Misato Mitsumi and Tatsuki Amazuyu collaborated with Wakaki in conceptualizing the story, as it is based on their real-life experiences at Aquaplus. The manga was initially released as a dojinshi at Comic Market in December 2016 and Kadokawa Shoten acquired the title at a later date and started publishing it in September 2020. It currently has 2 volumes in circulation.
The plot is set in 1992 and follows Meiko Uehara, a college student who has a part-time job at a computer store. As it turns out, her workplace does a bit more than act as a repair shop: they actually make adult games. Meiko just happens to be good at drawing so one day she ends up being asked to help with the art for the games.
Source: Official Website
©Tamiki Wakaki/Misato Mitsumi/Tatsuki Aamazuyu (Aqua Plus)/ 16bit Sensation AL PROJECT