‘Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere’ series airs in October

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

“Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere,” an animated TV series based on Minoru Kawakami’s light novel of the same name, is set for broadcast from October.

At a live-streamed news conference April 9, a trailer for the show and the main production and voice cast members were unveiled.

A talk hosted by voice actor Minoru Shiraishi that featured director Manabu Ono, voice actor Jun Fukuyama and voice actress and singer Minori Chihara highlighted the show’s exciting visuals.

Aimed at teenage readers, Kawakami’s “Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere” fantasy novel series is set in a region known as Kyokuto (Far East), which is divided into districts and ruled by medieval Japan and other nations.

The author has created a detailed world view and well-constructed story line for the series.

The tale follows a group of boys and girls living in a floating city of Musashi who engage in a global war after a dramatic incident.

Published by Ascii Media Works Inc.’s Dengki Bunko light novel imprint, “Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere” currently spans seven volumes in three series.

Director Ono is best known for “Saki” and “A-Channel.” Illustrator Satoyasu from Tenky Co. provided original character designs.
See the trailer at (http://genesis-horizon.net/).

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