The game-to-anime pipeline has a lot of interesting projects in it and this one was announced in the fall of 2022 with ATRI: My Dear Moments. The TV series will be directed by Makoto Kato and based on the series composition by Jukki Hanada. TROYCA is handling the animation production for it.
The official site for the project has now been updated to reveal that Kensho Ono will be playing the lead character Ikaruga Natsuki.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Hikaru Akao as Atri
- Minami Takahashi as Minamo Kamishiro
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryuuji Nojima
- Yōko Hikasa as Catherine
- Anzu Haruno as Ririka Nanami
Plot Concept: In the near future, a sudden and unexplained sea rise has left much of human civilization underwater. Ikaruga Natsuki, a boy who lost his mother and his leg in an accident some years earlier, returns disillusioned from a harsh life in the big city to find his old countryside home half-swallowed by the sea.
Left without a family, all he has to his name is the ship and submarine left to him by his oceanologist grandmother, and her debts.
His only hope to restore the dreams for the future that he has lost is to take up an opportunity presented to him by the suspicious debt collector Catherine. They set sail to search the sunken ruins of his grandmother’s laboratory in order to find a treasure rumor says she left there.
But what they find is not riches or jewels; it is a strange girl lying asleep in a coffin at the bottom of the sea. Atri.
Atri is a robot, but her appearance and her wealth of emotions would fool anyone into think she’s a living, breathing human being. In gratitude for being salvaged, she makes a declaration to Natsuki.
“I want to fulfill my master’s final order. Until I do, I’ll be your leg!”
In a little town slowly being enveloped by the ocean, an unforgettable summer is about to begin for this boy and this mysterious robot girl…