World's End Harem Anime's Full Promo Video Unveils Theme Songs, More Staff, October Debut
The official website for the television anime of Kotaro Shono's World’s End Harem science-fiction manga posted the full promotional video and a key visual on Sunday. The video announces information on the anime's theme songs, more main staff members, and October premiere. It also previews the main characters' voices and the opening theme song.
Singer H-el-ical// performs the opening theme song "Just Do It" while singer EXiNA performs the ending theme song "Ending Mirage."
Shigeyuki Koresawa (Digital Noise) and Tom (Digital Noise) are designing the props. Lin Ge (Studio Tulip) is directing the art with art designer Tomoyasu Fujise (Chiptune), and Aiko Matsuyama is the color key artist. Sōta Mikami (Chiptune) is the compositing director of photography, and Utako Hagiwara is editing. Fumiyuki Go is directing the sound.
The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and AT-X channels in October.
Seven Seas' Ghost Ship imprint is publishing the original manga in English, and it describes the story:
The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world's male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet's most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?
The previously announced cast members include:
Taichi Ichikawa as Reito Mizuhara
Haruka Shiraishi as Mira Suō
Yō Taichi as Akane Ryūzōji
Aya Yamane as Sui Yamada
Keiko Watanabe as Rea Katagiri, a staff member of the UW Japan Branch
Yurie Kozakai as Maria Kuroda, a staff member of the UW Japan Branch
Yukina Shutō as Mahiru Mizuhara, Reito's little sister
Takuya Eguchi as Kyōji Hino, the first of the males to wake up in the new world
Shizuka Ishigami as Neneko Isurugi, Kyōji's minder
Satomi Amano as Rena Kitayama, an actress
Kazuki Ura as Shōta Doi, the third man to awaken
Ayana Taketatsu as Karen Kamiya, Shōta's minder
Marika Hayase as Yuzuki Hanyū, the homeroom teacher in Shōta's class
Haruka Michii as Shunka Hiiragi, Shōta's classmate
Arisa Aihara as Natsu Ichijō, Shōta's classmate
Riho Iida as Akira Tōdō, Shōta's classmate
Natsumi Takamori as Chifuyu Rehn Kuroda, Shōta's classmate, and Maria Kuroda's younger sister
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, Maesetsu! Opening Act, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ. Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Domestic Girlfriend, Val x Love) is in charge of the series scripts. Masaru Koseki (Happiness!, Demon King Daimao) is designing the characters. Shigenobu Ookawa (Tayutama - Kiss on My Deity, Miss Monochrome) is composing the music.
The manga launched in May 2016 on the Shonen Jump+ website and app. The manga recently resumed under a new title of Shūmatsu no Harem: After World on May 6. The manga franchise has more than 5 million copies in print.
LINK and SAVAN debuted a fantasy-setting spinoff titled World’s End Harem: Fantasia in 2018. The manga runs in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine, and on the Shonen Jump+ service and Young Jump! app. Seven Seas' Ghost Ship imprint is also releasing that manga in English.
Okada Andō launched a spinoff of World’s End Harem: Fantasia titled Shūmatsu no Harem: Fanatasia Gakuen (World's End Harem: Fantasia Academy) in Ultra Jump on May 19. Kira Etō launched the third spinoff manga, World’s End Harem ~Britannia Lumiére~ (Shūmatsu no Harem: Britannia Lumiere), on Shonen Jump+ on June 26. Shueisha's MANGA Plus website publishes that manga in English.
Sources: World’s End Harem anime's website, Comic Natalie, ANN