The news got announced via Makoto Sanada’s and Kudan Naduka's official Twitter account last September that their Satsuriku no Tenshi (Angels Of Slaughter) manga and game franchise gets an anime series adaptation.
Though no further news got released on the title at that point, last Tuesday, the official website got updated with the first PV of the Satsuriku no Tenshi TV anime series, paired with a key visual. The animation is getting produced by Studio J.C. lead by director Kentarou Suzuki, and the series is slated for a July 2018 release date.
Plot summary:Deprived of her memories, 13-year old Rachel wakes up in an abandoned building. Feeling dizzy and being clueless about her own whereabouts, she starts to explore the place in search for clues. While she tries to discover the building, she finds a strange man covered in bandages, who introduces himself as Zack and wields a sickle like a grim-reaper. Having no clue about their situation, but feeling a strange, fate-like bond and sharing a common goal, Rachel and Zack promise to help each other escape the vacated building.
The manga Satsuriku no Tenshi - written by Kudan Nazuka and illustrated by Makoto Sanada - began serialization in Media Factory’s shōjo manga magazine, the Monthly Comic Gene in 2015. Currently, five tankōbon volumes are available and being widely popular, has over 1 million volumes printed.
The title also has a psycho-horror adventure game adaptation developed by Stardust KRNKRN that has a broad popularity among Japanese fans of the genre.
- Haruka Chisuga as Rachel
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Zack
- Director: Kentarou Suzuki
- Series composition: Yoshinobu Fujioka
- Character design: Miki Matsumoto
- Music composition: Noisycroak
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