The 2020 anime series Appare-Ranman! from PA Works was picked up by Funimation already the show hit up its second episode and revealed that with the third episode it will be delayed indefinitely due to the expanding COVID-19 pandemic reaction in Japan. We learned recently that the series will restart from the first episode on July 3rd, 2020 and that the first “new” episode with the fourth will arrive on July 24th, 2020. With that in mind, the official site has a new TV spot to promote the the home video releases which were held off from being scheduled because of the pandemic.
The series is directed by Masakazu Hashimoto, who worked on the series composition and is responsible for the original story. Yurie Oohigashi is on board for the character designs with P.A . Works handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Natsuki Hanae as Appare Sorano
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Kosame Isshiki
- Aoi Yūki as Hototo
- Fumiko Orikasa as Sophia Taylor
- Sōma Saitō as Al Leon
- Sora Amamiya as Jin Xiaoleng
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Richard Riesman
- Tetsu Inada as Chase the Bad
- Daisuke Ono as Gil T. Shiga
The series features the opening theme song “I got it!” by Mia REGINA while Showtaro Morikubo is handling the ending theme song.
Plot Concept: Set in the late 19th century, APPARE-RANMAN! follows Sorano Appare and Isshiki Kosame, two Japanese characters that end up lost in America. Without any money to their names, this socially-awkward engineer and cowardly samurai a trans-America race, which will earn them enough prize money to get back home. Along the way, this buddy racing adventure has the two facing criminals, rivals and all the Wild West has to throw at them as they venture from one end of America to the other in a steam-powered car of their own making.