Announced back in summer 2019, a new original series is in the works with Deca-Dence that’s been set for the summer 2020 season for a bit and looks to have everything in order to achieve it. This one gets some attention as it comes from the director behind Mob Psycho 100, Yuzuru Tachikawa, as he works with animation studio NUT. It was previously revealed that Hiroshi Seko is working on the scripts after adapting Mob Psycho 100 while pomdrosa is handling the character design concept that Shinichi Kurita will adapt.
The latest update comes from both the Japanese side and from Funimation with some translated details we get a new trailer/promo for it, a new commercial, and a look at some of the live-drawing video for it.
The series also has a cast expansion below and it’s been set for a July 8th, 2020 debut in Japan.
The previously revealed cast includes:
- Tomori Kusunoki as Natsume
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Kaburagi
The newly added cast includes:
- Eiji Takeuchi as Fennel
- Mei Shibata as Fei
- Yoshino Aoyama as Linmei
- Eri Kitamura as Kurenai
- Kohsuke Toriumi as Minato
The opening theme song “Theater of Life” is performed by Konomi Suzuki while Kashitarō Itō is performing the ending theme song “Kioku no Hakobune.”
Plot Concept: Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000 meter-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.
Denizens of Deca-dence fall into two categories: Gears, warriors who fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those without the skills to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl who dreams of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armor repairman of Deca-dence.
This chance meeting between the seemingly two opposites, the girl with a positive attitude who never gives up on her dreams and the realist who has given up on his, will eventually shake the future course of this world.