The promotional video for Madhouse's fantasy anime Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi debuted at Anime Contents Expo (ACE) and on the anime's website on Sunday.
The anime's ACE panel and website also revealed more of the cast and staff members beyond those revealed last month:
Aki Toyosaki as Ai Daisuke Namikawa as Hanpunii Hanbaato Yuko Goto as Hana Mamiko Noto as Scar Keiji Fujiwara as Yurii Sakuma Domiitoriebicchi Tetsuya Kakihara as Kiriko Zuburesuka Mikako Komatsu as Urra Eureusu Hekumatika Eri Kitamura as Dii Enjii Sutoratomittosu
Kitamura is also performing the opening theme song, while Komatsu is performing the ending theme.
Yuuji Kumazawa (Oda Nobuna no Yabō) is directing off scripts supervised by Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You, NANA, Nodame Cantabile). Shinichi Miyamae designed the characters, while Studio Easter is producing the backgrounds. Satoshi Motoyama is serving as sound director, and Hiromi Mizutani (Hell Girl, Toriko, The Wallflower) is scoring the music courtesy of Starchild Records.
The fantasy is set 15 years after humans stopped being born and the dead stopped dying, since the world was abandoned by God. That left "Gravekeepers" with the unique task of giving the would-be dead peace. A girl named Ai is the only Gravekeeper in her village; she was born from a Gravekeeper mother and a human father 12 years ago. One day, a boy named Hanpunii Hanbaado appears and begins firing his pistol indiscriminately and setting the village on fire. Hanpunii confronts Ai with the shocking truth.
The anime will air this summer. Irie launched the series in January of 2010 with illustrations by Shino, and the seventh volume shipped last April. Abaraheiki launched the manga adaptation of the series in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in October of 2010, and the third volume shipped in November.