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Bandai Visual Sets 8-Minute ‘Alice & Zoroku’ Anime Digest

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Alice & Zouroku Japanese Box Set 1 CoverServing to get people to both check out the broadcast editions and preorder the home video release, Bandai Visual has put together an eight-minute digest of Alice & Zouroku. The digest covers the first five episode of the series that’s part of the spring 2017 season, which is being simulcast by Crunchyroll and getting a simuldub by Funimation.

The series is directed by Katsushi Sakurabi based on the series composition by Fumihiko Takayama. Character designs are handled by Kazunori Iwakura with JC Staff producing the animation.

The Japanese cast includes Hitomi Ohwada as Sana Kashimura, Akio Ootsuka as Zouroku Kashimura, Aki Toyosaki as Sanae Kashimura, Natsumi Fujiwara as Asahi Hinagiri, Akari Kito as Yonaga Hinagiri, Ami Koshimizu as Shizuku Ichijou, Houchuu Ootsuka as Ryuu Naitou, Yuuki Hirose as Noriko Yamada, Mamiko Noto as Miriam C Tachibana, Masaya Matsukaze as Kouichi Kitou and Shuu Uchida as Cleo.

The manga was created by Tetsuya Imai as part of the Tokuma Shoten magazine and saw print compilation back in early 2013 and it currently has seven volumes out so far. Imai’s previous works were with two Kodansha series with Bokura no Yoake and Hacks!

The opening theme song is “Wonder Drive” by ORESAMA while the ending theme song is “Chant (kotringo edition)” by toi toy toi.

Plot concept: The story centers on a little girl called Sana, who is one of the children that holds the power of “Alice’s Dream,” an ability that enables her to materialize anything she imagines. After escaping a lab where she was a test subject, Sana ends up in a normal world where she encounters an old man named Zouroku, but will he help her?

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