But wait, isn’t Scarlet Nexus a video game? That’s right, the upcoming action role-playing game from BANDAI NAMCO is officially getting an anime series, and it will stream right here on Funimation.
Announced following the special BANDAI NAMCO livestream event, the Scarlet Nexus anime, produced by the legendary studio Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop), will begin its simulcast this summer.
Official synopsis: Solar calendar year 2020: grotesque organisms called Others have begun eating people. To take down this new enemy, the Other Suppression Force is formed. Saved by this elite team as a child, psychokinetic Yuito withstands the training to enlist. On the other hand, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s dreams tell her strange things, dragging the two into an unavoidable fate.
Also revealed was the key visual for the Scarlet Nexus anime, as well as descriptions for the series’ two main characters, Yuito and Kasane.
Yuito Sumeragi: After the OSF saved Yuito as a child, he began to admire them, dreaming of joining their ranks. For the next few years, he worked hard and eventually voluntarily enlisted, despite not being scouted.
Yuito was born into an elite family with direct lineage to the founding father of New Himuka, Yakumo Sumeragi. He’s strong and kind and possesses psychokinesis or the ability to move objects with his mind.
Kasane Randall: Adopted by the prestigious Randall family, Kasane was scouted and joined the Other Suppression Force Training School, graduating top of her class. Though they are not blood-related, she has a very strong love and sense of attachment for her older sister Naomi.
Kasane is cool and rational, but sometimes misunderstands things. Her power is psychokinesis.
Scarlet Nexus will stream on Funimation in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom and Ireland; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in Russia, France, Germany and Scandinavia.
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