ACCA TV Anime Unveils Key Visual, Anime-Original Mascot Character
The official website for the television anime of Natsume Ono‘s ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka (ACCA: 13th Ward Observation Department) unveiled a new key visual and anime-original character on Friday. Ono herself illustrated both the visual and the original character, Acca-kun.
Acca-kun is the mascot character for the fictional organization ACCA. The character will star in an original Twitter anime, animated by W-Toon Studio and titled “Acca-kun no ACCA Kōza” (Acca-kun’s ACCA course). The anime, which will feature lectures by a super deformed Acca-kun, will begin in November on the ACCA anime Twitter account.
The Twitter account will also post an “illustrated drama” titled “Oyatsu no Jikan” (Afternoon Snack Time), which will introduce the leisurely everyday life of the characters from the main story. Artist Fumi Katō will provide the illustrations.
The anime’s cast members include:
From left to right in image above:
- Hiro Shimono as Gene Otus
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Nino
- Junichi Suwabe as Glossular
- Koji Yusa as Lilium
- Toru Ohkawa as Spade
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Pastis
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Pine
Aoi Yūki as Rotta
Atsuko Tanaka as Mauve
Taku Yashiro as Rail
Hiroki Gotou as Pochado
Yōji Ueda as Oulu
Tomoaki Maeno as Not
Mamoru Miyano as Schwann, the prince of the Dōwaa Kingdom
Yuuto Uemura as Magi, Schwann’s bodyguard
Ryusei Nakao as Falke II, the king of the Dōwaa Kingdom
Unshou Ishizuka as Kuvarum, minister of state for the Dōwaa Kingdom
(Note: Character name romanizations not official)
In addition, the website revealed character designs for three characters, but with no cast members announced for them yet.
Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man, both seasons of Space Dandy) is directing the anime at MADHOUSE. Tomohiro Suzuki (One-Punch Man, Tiger & Bunny scriptwriter) is handling the series composition, Norifumi Kugai (One-Punch Man, Space Dandy key animator) is adapting the characters for animation, and Ryō Takahashi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, Please tell me! Galko-chan) is composing the music.
The anime will premiere in January on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Setouchi, and BS11.
The manga is set in a world separated into 13 wards, with each ward having an observation division controlled by the organization known as “ACCA.” The story centers on Jean, known as the craftiest member of ACCA.
Ono launched the manga series in Square Enix‘s Monthly Big Gangan magazine in June 2013. Square Enix shipped the manga’s fifth compiled book volume on May 25.