It’s not too often that you get an anime adaptation of a manga series two years after it ended, but here we are with Astra Lost in Space. After being announced in early February 2019, the main and supporting cast have been revealed and now the latest update talks about the theme song performances. As you can see from the Tweet below, nonoc is going to handle the opening theme song “Star*Frost* while the ending theme song “Glow at the Velocity of Light” is being performed by Riko Azuna! The anime adaptation has set Masaomi Ando to direct based on the scripts by Norimitsu Kaiho. Keiko Kurosawa is working on the character designs with studio Lerche handling the animation production.
?Glow at the Velocity of Light?
— TV?????????????? (@astra_anime) May 17, 2019
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kanata Hoshijima
- Inori Minase as Aries Spring
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Zack Walker
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Quitterie Raffaëlli
- Hina Kino as Funicia Raffaëlli
- Risae Matsuda as Luca Esposito
- Kouki Uchiyama as Ulgar Zweig
- Saori Hayami as Yun-Hua Lu
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Charce Lacroix
Based on the work by Sket Dance creator Kenta Shinohara, the manga ran in the Shonen Jump+ app and it saw a print release in North America in English through Viz Media. It was also a bit of an experimental series as it had a voice drama that ran alongside the manga. The series began in 2016 and wrapped up in late 2017 with five volumes total.
Plot Concept: Itʼs the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldnʼt be more excited! She, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship…