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P.A.Works Original Appare-Ranman! Heads to the Races in April

P.A.Works Original Appare-Ranman!Start your engines. Or get ‘em revved up, anyway: Appare-Ranman! is set to hit screens in April.

For those who haven’t heard of the show yet: it’s a fresh original anime from P.A.Works (Shirobako) about two dudes from early 20th-century Japan who end up participating in a coast-to-coast race in America.

Here’s how the cast and crew is looking:

Director, series composition: Masakazu Hashimoto (Soul Eater Not!)
Character designer, animation director: Yurie Ohgashi (Kuromukuro animation director)
Original character designer: Ahndongshik
Mechanical designer: Shiho Takeuchi (Halo Legends)
Music: Evan Call (Violet Evergarden)

Appare-RanmanNatsuki Hanae as Sorano Appare

Appare-RanmanSeiichiro Yamashita as Isshiki Kosame
Appare-RanmanAoi Yuki as Hototo
Appare-RanmanSora Amamiya as Jin Xiaoleng
Appare-RanmanSoma Saito as Al Leon
Appare-RanmanFumiko Orikasa as Sophia Taylor

We’re looking forward to seeing how this one turns out in a few short months! This April, it’s off to the races.

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.