Anime studio XEBEC to produce I.G ‘Flower Declaration of Your Heart’ series

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

Anime production company IG Port Inc. will air a new animated TV series in Japan next year titled “Rinne no Lagrange” (Flower Declaration of Your Heart).

The show will be produced by anime studio XEBEC based on an original idea developed by Production I.G, the company said. Both XEBEC and Production I.G are subsidiaries of IG Port.

The anime is set in the beach front city of Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, centering on a high school girl named Madoka.

Madoka, a beach lover, sets up “Tracksuit Club” to pursue her self-appointed task of helping others in trouble.

She is the only member in the club. But one day, Madoka meets two mysterious girls, Ran and Muginami, who are transferred to her school.

Madoka lets them join the club. But little does she know that they are space aliens.

A-list anime creators were convened for the production.

Tatsuo Sato, whose credits include “Martian Successor Nadesico,” will serve as chief director. Toshimasa Suzuki, director of feature film “Sokyu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth,” will direct the series.

Shotaro Suga, who wrote episodes of “Eden of the East” anime series, will supervise the overall story composition.

Haruyuki Morisawa, an illustrator who provided original character designs for a light novel titled “Toaru Hikushi e no Tsuioku” (Reminiscence for a pilot), will reprise his role.

Takushige Norita, who is known for “Broken Blade,” and Chizuru Kobayashi, who worked on “PandoraHearts,” are responsible for the designs of the anime characters.

In addition, a manga spin-off of the title will start in September in Square Enix Co.’s Young Gangan comic magazine.

For more information, visit the anime’s official website at (http://lag-rin.com) or follow the discussion with the official hashtag @lag_rin.

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