Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 8, 2020 at 8:59 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the upcoming TV anime series "Mars Red" has revealed on Friday a new key visual for the anime featuring the five main characters of the series. The anime will begin broadcasting in April 2021.
Based on the stage reading play written by Bun-O Fujisawa, the new anime series is a part of Yomiuri-TV Enterprise LTD's 50th Anniversary project announced on February 6, 2020. It is animated by Signal.MD with co-production by Funimation. Shinya Sadamitsu will serve as the chief director and Kouhei Hatano as the series director. The scripts are written by Junichi Fujisaku with Yukari Takeuchi adapting the character designs originally drawn by Kemuri Karakara, and Toshiyuki Muranaka composing the series' music.
The cast includes Junichi Suwabe as Yoshinobu Maeda, Tasuku Hatanaka as Shutaro Kurusu, Kouichi Yamadera as Tokuichi Yamagami, Kenichi Suzumura as Suwa, Akira Ishida as Takeuchi, Hiroshi Yanaka as Sonosuke Nakajima, Miyuki Sawashiro as Defrott, Fumiko Orikasa as Aoi Shirase, Ayahi Takagaki as Misaki, Sachi Kokuryu as Shinnosuke Tenmaya, and Makoto Furukawa as Rufus Glenn.
The series is also adapted to a manga by Kemuri Karakara and is serialized in Monthly Comic Garden which started on January 4, 2020.
Funimation describes the series as:
Mars Red takes place in 1923, and vampires have existed for quite a while. But now, the number of vampires is increasing and a mysterious, artificial blood source called Ascra has appeared. The Japanese government, in turn, creates “Code Zero,” a unit within the army tasked with taking down the vampiric forces. And what better way to track vampires than by using vampires? Created by Lieutenant General Nakajima, this unit has historically been in the business of information war, but has been reassigned to solve the vampire crisis. It is up to Code Zero and the S-class vampire Deffrot to investigate this increase and put a stop to it before society crumbles. (via Wiki)