Danganronpa Writer's Akudama Drive Breaks Out New PV and Release Date

The Execution Division attacks in Akudama Drive

Danganronpa Scenario writer Norimitsu Kaiho is bringing his brand of action to original anime Akudama Drive This month, and a big round of news from the official site is showing off all the alternate-universe action!

Akudama Drive Take place in a timeline where war between Kansai and Kantou split Japan in half. Now Kansai is a vassal state of Kantou, and powerful criminals known as "Akudama" roam the streets practically unchecked. ::

The new PV features a sample of the show's hardcore opening song "STEAL !!" performed by musical group SPARK !! SOUND !! SHOW !!


The ED theme, "Ready," will be performed by utaite Group Urashimasakatasen—who recently appeared in their own gag anime::


A new key visual has also been released, showing the seven core characters known only by the roles they play (such as "Doctor," "Hacker," and "Ordinary Person"):

Akudama Drive Key Visual

Four new voice actors are joining the already star-studded cast, fleshing out the Akudama's opposition:

Akudama Drive's Execution Division

New to the cast are, from left to right:

Akio Ohtsuka (All For One in My Hero Academia) as Execution Division Master

Yumiri Hanamori (Nadeshiko in Laid-Back Camp) as Execution Division Apprentice

Yoshiko Sakakibara (Armaroid Lady in Space Adventure Cobra) as Boss

Maaya Uchida (Catarina Claes in) My Next Life as a Villainess) as Black Cat

Akudama Drive premieres October 8

Akudama Drive Premieres in Japan on October 8. Funimation will be simulcasting the series.

>> Akudama Drive Website

Source: Anime! Anime!

Kara Dennison @RubyCosmos

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