Back in 2018, about a year from when Hiro Mashima ended Fairy Tail, he got his next work underway with Eden’s Zero, which has Kodansha Comics handling bringing it to a larger audience. We learned back in June that an anime adaptation is coming for the series that now has eleven volumes out. The show was previously scheduled for an April 2021 debut on NTV in Japan and now an update with a new promotional video has set an April 10th, 2021 debut for it. The promo comes in at just under a minute and shows off some new footage and highlights the character designs nicely.
Shinji Ishihara is set as the chief director with Yushi Suzuki directing. Mitsutaka Hirota is working on the scripts with Yurika Sato handling the character design adaptation. JC Staff is on board for the production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Takuma Terashima as Shiki Granbell
- Mikako Komatsu as Rebecca Bluegarden
- Rie Kugimiya as Happy
The publisher is currently bringing it out digitally as a simulpub through ComiXology, Crunchyroll Manga, and Kindle with more outlets to be announced as that gets finalized. Additionally, it’s getting released in five languages with Chinese, English, French, Korean, and Thai translations being made available.
Plot Concept: At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion…And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.