So, the studio responsible for Attack on Titan and Hal is producing its first original anime. The anime is called The Rolling Girls, and as stated in the title, Wit Studio are producing it.
The first promotional video introduces the cast, which looks like this:
Nozomi is an “normal” girl, and her family run the “Moritomo” restaurant in Tokorozawa. She is a new recruit in the vigilante group “Hiyoshi Town Propellers”. She loves her neighbour, Masami Utoku like an older sister. Her favourite food is melonpan and her childhood nickname was “Nonsuke”.
Yukina is a tone-deaf runaway girl who travels with Nozomi, though she seems to prefer being alone. She uses polite language when she is aware that she is being watched. Her favourite food is sushi with sake, and her childhood nickname was “Yukippe”.
Ai is an upbeat girl who travels with Nozomi. She has a big heart, and a one-track mind. She has no issue becoming comfortable in any situation. She desires to become strong. Her favourite foods are hamburgers, curry rice and grilled meat. Her childhood nickname was “Uu-tan”.
Chiaya is a fanged girl who travels with Nozomi and the others. She is collecting mysterious “power stones”. Her favourite thing is Moritomo Takoyaki. She also knows the childhood nicknames of Nozomi, Yukina and Ai.
As already mentioned, this is the first original anime from Wit Studio (anime adaptations of Attack on Titan, Hōzuki no Reitetsu). The anime is being directed by Kotomi Deai (second Silver Spoon season) and scripts are being written by Yasuyuki Muto (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings franchise). tanu (Tari Tari) is responsible for the original character designs concepts, whilst Katsuhiko Katada (Hal) is responsible for character design.
The first thing that immediately jumped out at me in the promotional video was the music. I immediately fell in love with it, and I hope the rest of the soundtrack proves to be as strong as that one song.
The concept of this anime is certainly interesting, as well. Set 10 years after a “Tokyo Great Decisive Battle”, all the prefectures in Japan have become independent countries. The PV claims that this is “a not-so-ordinary story about ordinary girls, according to ordinary girls.”
The Rolling Girls is due to air in January, and it shall be a series that I will be keeping an eye on.