With the Shironeko Project anime adaptation set for its debut today, we learned last week that Funimation has picked it up already. I missed the promotional video that landed last week but Funimation has an English subtitled version of it as well, which you can see below. Takanori Nishikawa and ASCA are working the opening theme song “Tenbin -LIbra-” while Rei Yasuda handled the ending theme song “through the dark.”
The series is directed by Masato Jinbo and he’s working on the scripts as well. Yousuke Okuda is handling the character designs and Project No.9 is handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yuuki Kaji as Yami no Ojui and Yui Horie as Hikari no O Airisu along with Shōgo Batori as Faios, Chise Nakamura as Sima, Takuya Iwabata as Teo, Kensuke Matsui as Alantia, Katsuyuki Miura as Valas, Una Nagisa as Groza, Atsuyoshi Miyazaki as Skears, Kengo Takanashi as Adelle, Susumu Akagi as Yami no Ō, and Shōzō Iizuka as Bal.
The game itself debuted in 2014 and had an English launch as Rune Story in 2015 before wrapping up in 2016 with no further updates.
Plot Concept: The series follows a young adventurer who hails from the Astora Isle, who joins up with a man named Kyle, and the two set out together. After meeting a curious talking white cat and a mysterious young girl, the whole crew uncovers an island in the sky–where Kyle falls into darkness.
The series has the rest of the adventuring party sailing the skies on the island to find the Great Runes, and to heed the words of their fallen friend.