We got to take a look at the behind-the-scenes of the upcoming anime series The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat during this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. Look forward to its premiere in October 2021!
The series will be the anime adaptation of another work from the Redo of Healer author, Rui Tsukiyo. In addition, SILVER LINK and Palette are handling the animation along with the light novel illustrator Reia.
Masafumi Tamura, the series’ director, was a guest on the panel, where he discussed the series production. Along with the director, the discussion included screenwriter Katsuhiko Takayama and producer Satoshi Motonaga.
The panel showed off the main weapon that the protagonist will be using in the anime. The design was based on the CheyTac M200 sniper, which goes to show just how much detail went into planning the series.
The World’s Finest Assassin Character Production
Lugh (CV: Kenji Akabane)
“He was very difficult to animate. He’s a complicated character to direct and animate. He’s the cool guy on the inside, but everyone wanted him to be this handsome young boy. I had the animators focus on making Lugh a handsome young boy. We went for a style that expressed his coolness.” – Masafumi Tamura, Director
Dia (CV: Reina Ueda)
“She stands out as a heroine. When I saw what she looked like, I thought she had an affinity for the night. So I discussed it with the producer of giving her a scene at nighttime.” – Masafumi Tamura, Director
Tarte (CV: Yuuki Takada)
“She is Lugh’s right-hand woman and involved in a lot of action. Tarte is a lively and cute girl. In contrast with Dia’s blue, she’s a much brighter character.” – Masafumi Tamura, Director
“She’s two sides of the same coin with Maha. In that regard, she was a fun character to write.” – Katsuhiko Takayama, Screenwriter
Maha (CV: Shino Shimoji)
“Maha is about ideas, while Tarte is about action.” – Masafumi Tamura, Director
“Lugh doesn’t perform his assassinations on his own. He goes out with a team.” – Satoshi Motonaga, Producer
The series composition required some special techniques. I can’t tell you exactly what techniques I used, sinces that would be a spoiler.Katsuhiko Takayama, Screenwriter/Series Composition
When I read The World’s Finest Assassin, I felt it was different from Tsukiyo’s other works, but I could still sense him in it.Masafumi Tamura, Director
“I’ll do my best to safely deliver what’s been made by the creators, the director, and Takayama so that all of you can watch and enjoy it. We’re almost there. Please wait a little longer.” – Satoshi Motonaga, Producer
“I’ve actually already finished all my hard work. Since I finished writing the scripts, as a fan like the rest of you, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product. This is a series you can safely look forward to watching. It’s okay to get your hopes up as you wait for it.” – Katsuhiko Takayama, Screenwriter
“The world is facing a difficult situation right now, but I believe anime can give people joy and energy. Production is currently restricted in Japan, and each series is being created with care. I’m delighted to have people who watch and look forward to our work. We’re doing our best to deliver it to you.” – Masafumi Tamura, Director
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Source: Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021
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