Updated: Jul 3, 2022
Shu Ogata's job is to eliminate the demons who cause D disasters in Bayron City. But his choosy nature results in financial struggles.
By: Nicole S. Castro on April 24, 2022 at 18:59 PHT
Original romcom TV anime Engage Kiss has released its first promotional video. It is scheduled to air on July 2, 2022.
The series has Saekano’s author Fumiaki Maruto as its main writer, with character designs by Tsunako. It is animated by A-1 Pictures.
Engage Kiss takes place in the fictional Bayron City, which floats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and does not fall under any other country. The city mines the newly discovered energy source Orgonium, thus attracting the attention of demons who cause the so-called D disasters.
Protagonist Shu Ogata (CV: Soma Saito) is a young man living in Bayron City and runs a small PMC (Private Military Company) to defeat the demons. But he's so choosy with his tasks that he always ends up tight on money. A beautiful girl (who turns out to be a demon) named Kisara (CV: Saya Aizawa) helps him make ends meet.
Meanwhile, Shu's ex-girlfriend Ayano Yugiri (CV: Lynn), belongs to the PMC Shu used to work for and still looks out for him. She is not pleased by Kisara's presence.
The featured opening theme in the above PV is 「誰彼スクランブル」 (Romaji: Dare kare scramble) by halca.
Original work: Bayron City Express
Director: Tomoya Tanaka
Series composition/Script: Fumiaki Maruto
World building: Shunsaku Yano
Original character design: Tsunako
Anime character design/Animation director: Masaaki Takiyama
Sub-character design /Animation director: Chiaki Naruzumi
Original demon design: Ikumi Katagiri
Anime demon design and props design: Shinpei Wada
Firearms design: Kenji Teraoka
Action design: Yoshihiro Kanno
Action director: Hirokatsu Maruyama
Art director: Nobuhisa Ogiso
Background art: Kusanagi
Color design: Nanako Okazaki
Cinematographer: Youhei Miyawaki
Editor: Kumiko Sakamoto
Sound director: Takeshi Takadera
Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Produced by: A-1 Pictures
Produced by: Project Engage
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.