Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 14, 2021 at 12:40 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter and YouTube channel of the streaming-platform giant, Netflix have revealed on Thursday its first trailer promotional video (PV) for the Netflix original anime series adaptation of Tsuina Miura and Takahiro Ōba's "High-Rise Invasion (Tenkū Shinpan)" survival horror manga series of the same title. The trailer also unveils the anime's premiere date which is scheduled on February 25, 2021. More information including the cast, staff, and song artists for the series' theme was also posted on the anime's official website.
Watch the English dubbed trailer below or click here.
Japanese animation studio Zero-G is animating the series with Masahiro Takata serving the series director. Scripts is written by Touko Machida and Youichi Ueda is handling the character designs as well as being the chief animation director. The music is composed by tatsuo and Youichi Sakai.
The cast includes Haruka Shiraishi as Yuri Honjō, Shiki Aoki as Mayuko Nise, Akira Sekine as Kuon Shinzaki, Junya Enoki as Rika Honjō, Yuichiro Umehara as Sniper Mask, Jun Fukuyama as Mamoru Aikawa, Youko Hikasa as Yayoi Kusakabe, Megumi Ogata as Shinji Okihara, Koji Yusa as Kazuma Aohara, Chika Anzai as Ein, and Shizuka Itou as Dealer Mask.
The anime's opening theme song "HON-NO" is performed by idol group EMPiRE and rock band Have a Nice Day! performs the ending theme song "Watashi no Na wa Blue (My Name is Blue)".
Netflix describes the story as:
High school student Yuri Honjo finds herself lost in an “abnormal space” where countless skyscrapers are connected by suspension bridges and “masked figures” mercilessly slaughter their confused and fleeing victims. To survive in this hellish world, she has two choices: kill the masked figures or be killed. Yuri is determined to survive in order to destroy this irrational world, but what will be her ultimate fate?
The series is based on the Japanese manga series written by Tsuina Miura and illustrated by Takahiro Oba. Its serialization began on the Manga Box service in 2013, being compiled into 21 tankōbon volumes.