The upcoming Alice Gear Aegis Expansion anime will premiere on April 3 this year. A new key visual and trailer have been released as well. Studio Nomad is animating the series, under the direction of Hirokazu Hanai.
Kenji Sugihara is doing the series composition, while Kanetake Ebikawa, Fumikane Shimada, Takayuki Yanase, and Rikiya Okano serve as character designers. The cast for the anime includes:
- Maaya Uchida as Shitara Kaneshiya
- Manami Numakura as Yotsuyu Hirasaka
- Yui Ishikawa as Fumika Momoshina
- Akari Kito as Yasuri Araime
- Ari Ozawa as Ayaka Ichijo
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Sugumi Kanagata
- Chika Anzai as Kaede Agatsuma
- Chitose Morinaga as Mari Jinguji
- Eriko Matsui as Yumi Yotsuya
- Hazuki Ogino as Shimon Hokuraku
- Hitomi Ohwada as Raiya Kaeruzaka
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Soichiro Iwata
- Junichi Yanagita as Aruto Suzuki
- Juri Kimura as Rita Henschel
- Manami Numakura as Kaoruko Yamano
- Masumi Tazawa as Anna Usamoto
- Miyari Nemoto as Nodoka Takahata
- Nao Shiraki as Serina Niiya
- Naomi Ozora as Aika Aikawa
- Shiori Izawa as Rin Himukai
- Tomokazu Sugita as Alex Matsuda
- Yuka Iwahashi as Aoi Matoba
- Yuko Gibu as Kaira Tomita
- Yuna Taniguchi as Toka Shimoochiai
- Yuri Yamaoka as Mika Okamura
Alice Gear Aegis Expansion anime is based on a mobile game developed by Pyramid and published by Colopl. It was first released in January 2018, then got a console release by game developer Mages in September 2022 for Japan, then this March globally.
The game franchise had an original video animation series back in 2021 titled Alice Gear Aegis: Doki! Actress Darake no Mermaid Grand Prix. Nomad also animated said series, under the direction of Hanai as well, with a script by Masahiro Okubo.
When mysterious mechanical life forms called Weiss arrive into Earth’s atmosphere, humans are forced to build a spaceship using lunar crust and set off into space to avoid extinction. After a long struggle, humanity discovers “higher dimensional energy” which can pierce Weiss’ shields and uses it to create Alice Gear, a special weapon to fight the enemy. But, only young women are able to draw this energy and use it.
Three centuries later, a special anti-Weiss organization called AEGIS oversees to whole Alice Gear project. Women who are able to use it are called “actresses” and use the special powers to fight the Weiss population, which has now drastically decreased.Game Synopsis (ACN edit)
Source: Official Twitter
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