I’ve had my eyes open for news about the upcoming Tokunana anime series for the last few months. Ever since I heard an original crime drama had been commissioned.
The show, officially called Keishichō Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyōaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana –– aka Special Crime Investigation Unit — Special 7 in English — looked like it may have an interesting storyline and a good cast.
Plus, I’m a sucker for crime drama anything. Especially one that is also getting a manga series written alongside it.
Today a new Tokunana trailer was revealed, along with a key visual and cast and staff lists. Theme song information was also released.
The Tokunana staff list looks like this:
Chief Director: Takayuki Kuriyama
Technical Director: Harume Kosaka
Scriptwriter: Yuichiro Higashide
Chief Animation Director: Kazuo Takigawa
Character Designs: Hiroya Iijima
The following additional Tokunana cast members were also announced:
Warlock, Nine’s ringleader: Hiroaki Hirata
Warlock’s right-hand man: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Black Pearl: Nobunaga Shimazaki
The official Tokunana theme song will be ‘Take On Fever’ by Japanese rock band OLDCODEX. A band that is certainly not new to the world of anime themes, as they also composed the opening theme songs for Free! — Iwatobi Swim Club, God Eater and Servamp.
You can hear part of their newly-written theme for Tokunana in the series’ trailer.
Watch the Tokunana trailer below, and keep up to date on new developments in the crime drama series at its website.
And I don’t know about you, but I think this looks like an original anime that could be well worth watching.
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