The folks at Cygames are continuing to build their brand in the anime realm and announced in November 2022 a new series for 2023 with The Marginal Service. The announcement came with a lot of details with a promotional video, key visuals, the main staff, and the main cast. Crunchyroll recently announced their pickup of the series as well with it available to members worldwide outside of Asia.
With the series set previously for an April 11th, 2023 premiere date, the official site has now dropped its first preview of the eighth episode due out on May 30th, 2023.
The show is being directed by Masayuki Sakoi and is based on the scripts overseas by Kenta Ihara. Yoshio Kosakai is handling the character designs with Studio 3Hz is handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Zeno Stokes
- Mamoru Miyano as Brian Nightraider
- Tomokazu Sugita as Bolts Dexter
- Kouki Uchiyama as Peck Desmont (the squirrel)
- Kaori Nazuka as Lyra Candeyheart
- Yūichi Nakamura as Robin Timbert
- Hiro Shimono as Cyrus N. Kuga
- Shinichiro Miki as Theodore Tompson
- Yuma Uchida as Rubber Suit
Plot Concept: After being fired from his detective job, Brian receives a strange letter. He heads to the address written on the envelope and finds himself among the Marginal Service! This motley crew of fearless men and a woman (and a squirrel) are tasked with hunting down aliens. And Brian just became their newest member.