With characters based on Redjuice’s design, the character designer of Guilty Crown, and also with a sci-fi theme, TV anime Beatless is said to be possibly the next Guilty Crown. The anime will premiere very soon on 12th January. Before that, a second trailer is out to get audience hyped.
Beatless is originally a Kadokawa light novel by Sci-Fi novelist Satoshi Hase (長谷敏司). Although the book and anime key visuals are illustrated by Redjuice, the anime is designed and illustrated by Aikatsu! The Movie designer Hiroko Yaguchi. It is directed by Concrete Revolutio director Seiji Mizushima at Diomedéa.
▍Redjuice’s Illustration for Beatless
The excerpt below is from the official English serialisation on Tokyo Otaku Mode.
“One-hundred years into the future. A world in which society is mostly operated by humanoid robots called hIE. With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision…”
Arato Endo: Takuto Yoshinaga
Lacia: Nao Toyama Nao
Kouka: Misako Tomioka
Snowdrop: Hiromi Igarashi
Saturnus: Shino Shimoji
Methode: Sora Amamiya