The upcoming Collar x Malice -deep cover- anime film has released a new key visual as well as a new teaser trailer. The film will have two premieres: the first part will be released on May 26 and the second part on June 23. Studio DEEN is animating the said film.
Hiroshi Watanabe is directing, with Ryosuke Naya as the sound director, and Masaru Yokoyama on the film’s music. The cast includes:
- Masakazu Morita as Aiji Yanagi
- Yuuki Kaji as Kei Okazaki
- Soma Saito as Mineo Enomoto
- Daisuke Namikawa as Takeru Sasazuka
- Ryohei Kimura as Kageyuki Shiraishi
- Kaede Hondo as Ichika Hoshino
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Mitsuru Sowa
The Collar x Malice series started with a visual novel, developed by Idea Factory, under their Otomate brand. It was first released in Japan in 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation Vita. It was then released by Aksys Games in 2017 for North America and Europe and it received a Nintendo Switch release in 2020.
Aksys Game lists Collar x Malice with the following synopsis:
A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!
Source: Avex YouTube Channel
Ⓒ IF/DF/Theatrical Version Collar x Malice Production Committee