Beatless

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Beatless
Beatless novel.jpg
Cover of the novel
GenreScience fiction[1]
Serial novel
Written bySatoshi Hase
Illustrated byRedjuice
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisherTokyo Otaku Mode
MagazineNewtype
PublishedOctober 10, 2012
Manga
Beatless: Dystopia
Written byKagura Uguisu
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Ace
Original run20122013
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byKila
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōnen
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace Extra
Volumes1
Manga
Ptolemy's Singularity
Written byGun Snark
Illustrated byMitsuru Ohsaki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineFamitsu Comic Clear
Original runApril 11, 2014 – present
Volumes7 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed bySeiji Mizushima
Written by
StudioDiomedéa
Licensed byAmazon Video (streaming)
Original networkMBS, TBS, BS-TBS (Animeism B2), BSN, AT-X
Original run January 13, 2018 September 28, 2018
Episodes24
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Beatless is a Japanese science fiction serial novel written by Satoshi Hase and illustrated by Redjuice. The series has inspired three spin-off manga series and a 24-episode anime television series by Diomedéa, which aired from January to September 2018 in the Animeism programming block on MBS.

Characters[edit]

Arato Endo (遠藤 アラト, Endō Arato)
Voiced by: Takuto Yoshinaga[2]
Arato is the protagonist. Arato's life takes a sudden turn to the unexpected when Lacia saves his life and he is forced to become her owner.
Lacia (レイシア, Reishia)
Voiced by: Nao Toyama[2]
Lacia is an android equipped with a bullet-stopping device. Lacia becomes Arato's property after saving his life from hijacked electronics.
Kouka (紅霞, Kōka)
Voiced by: Misako Tomioka[2]
Snowdrop (スノウドロップ, Sunōdoroppu)
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi[2]
Saturnus (サトゥルヌス, Saturunusu) / Mariage (マリアジェ, Mariaje)
Voiced by: Shino Shimoji[2]
Methode (メトーデ, Metōde)
Voiced by: Sora Amamiya[2]
Ryo Kaidai (海内 遼, Kaidai Ryō)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa[2]
Kengo Suguri (村主 ケンゴ, Suguri Kengo)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita[2]
Yuka Endo (遠藤 ユカ, Endō Yuka)
Voiced by: Saki Ono[2]
Yuka is Arato's little sister.
Shiori Kaidai (海内 紫織, Kaidai Shiori)
Voiced by: Uki Satake[2]
Olga Suguri (村主 オーリガ, Suguri Ōriga)
Voiced by: Yuuki Wakai[2]
Erica Burrows (エリカ・バロウズ, Erika Barōzu)
Voiced by: Emiri Sumaya[2]
Higgins (ヒギンズ, Higinzu)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino[2]
Eliza (イライザ, Iraiza)
Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki[2]
Astraia (アストライア, Asutoraia)
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki[2]
Kirino (キリノ, Kirino)
Voiced by: Madoka Shiga[2]

Media[edit]

Print[edit]

Satoshi Hase serialized the novel, with illustrations by Supercell member Redjuice, in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine in 2012.[3][1] The novel was compiled and published in book form on October 10, 2012 (ISBN 978-4-04-110290-9).[4] In 2013, Tokyo Otaku Mode began hosting an English translation of the novel, with animated versions of Redjuice's illustrations done by Wit Studio and animator Satoshi Kadowaki.[3]

The novel has inspired three separate manga series. Kagura Uguisu published the two-volume manga series Beatless: Dystopia in Kadokawa's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace between 2012 and 2013.[1][3] A single-volume four-panel spin-off manga, titled Beatless, was published by Kila.[3] Ptolemy's Singularity (天動のシンギュラリティ), a spin-off manga series written by Gun Snark and illustrated by Mitsuru Ohsaki, was launched on Kadokawa's Famitsu Comic Clear website on April 11, 2014, with a preview chapter having been published on March 14.[1][5] It has been compiled into seven volumes to date.[6]

Beatless: Dystopia
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 September 22, 2012[7]ISBN 978-4-04-120399-6
2 February 21, 2013[8]ISBN 978-4-04-120605-8
Ptolemy's Singularity
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 October 14, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-04-729989-4
2 February 14, 2015[10]ISBN 978-4-04-730224-2
3 February 15, 2016[11]ISBN 978-4-04-730964-7
4 February 15, 2016[12]ISBN 978-4-04-730965-4
5 January 15, 2018[13]ISBN 978-4-04-734999-5
6 February 15, 2018[14]ISBN 978-4-04-735000-7
7 April 13, 2018[15]ISBN 978-4-04-735101-1

Anime[edit]

A 24-episode anime television series adaptation aired from January 13[16][17][1] to September 28, 2018.[18][19] The series is directed by Seiji Mizushima at Diomedéa and written by Tatsuya Takahashi and Gō Zappa, with character designs by Hiroko Yaguchi.[1] The first opening theme is "Error" by Garnidelia and the first ending theme is "Primalove" by ClariS.[20] The second opening theme is "Truth." by TrySail,[21][22] and the second ending theme is "Shapeless" by Tokyo Performance Doll.[23] The series is streaming exclusively on Amazon Video worldwide.[24]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"Contract"January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)
2"Analog Hack"January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
3"You'll be Mine"January 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)
4"Automatic World"February 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
5"Tools for Outsourcers"February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)
5.5"Intermission_01"February 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)
6"Higgins Village"February 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)
7"Boy meets Pornography"March 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)
8"Awakening of Sleeping Beauty"March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)
9"My Whereabouts"March 17, 2018 (2018-03-17)
9.5"Intermission_02"March 24, 2018 (2018-03-24)
10"Dwellings and Surroundings"March 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
11"Dystopia Game"April 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)
12"Slumber of Human"April 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)
13"The Prayer Within"April 28, 2018 (2018-04-28)
14"An Answer to Survive"May 5, 2018 (2018-05-05)
14.5"Intermission_03"May 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
15"Edge Line"May 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
16"Plus One"May 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)
16.5"Intermission_04"June 2, 2018 (2018-06-02)
17"A Reason of Our Own"June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)
18"Protocol of Love"June 16, 2018 (2018-06-16)
19"Paper Tiger"June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)
20"Our Error World"June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30)
21"Higgin's Silo"September 26, 2018 (2018-09-26)[19]
22"Pygmalion"September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)[19]
23"Beatless"September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)[19]
24"Boy Meets Girl"September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)[19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All episode titles taken from Amazon Video.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Satoshi Hase's Beatless Sci-Fi Novel Gets TV Anime in January". Anime News Network. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "TV Anime "BEATLESS" Announces More Voice Cast, Latest Key Visual Featuring Main Couple". Crunchyroll. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Satoshi Hase, redjuice's Beatless Novel to Be Serialized in English Online". Anime News Network. December 10, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  4. ^ BEATLESS. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  5. ^ 長谷敏司のSF小説「BEATLESS」のスピンアウトWEBマンガ [Satoshi Hase's SF Novel "Beatless" Inspires Web-manga Spinoff]. Natalie (in Japanese). March 14, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  6. ^ 天動のシンギュラリティ [Ptolemy's Singularity]. Famitsu Comic Clear (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  7. ^ BEATLESS‐dystopia (1). Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  8. ^ BEATLESS‐dystopia (2). Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  9. ^ 天動のシンギュラリティ(1) [Ptolemy's Singularity (1)]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  10. ^ 天動のシンギュラリティ(2) [Ptolemy's Singularity (2)]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  11. ^ 天動のシンギュラリティ(3) [Ptolemy's Singularity (3)]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  12. ^ 天動のシンギュラリティ(4) [Ptolemy's Singularity (4)]. Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "天動のシンギュラリティ 5". Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "天動のシンギュラリティ 6". Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "天動のシンギュラリティ 7". Enterbrain (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  16. ^ Goods|TVアニメ「BEATLESS ビートレス」公式サイト (in Japanese). Diomedéa. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Beatless Anime Premieres on Animeism Block on January 12". Anime News Network. November 24, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "Beatless Anime Pauses Next Week, Returns With 'Final' 4 Episodes in September". Anime News Network. June 20, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d e "Beatless Final Stage Episodes Slated for September 25, 27, 28". Anime News Network. September 12, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  20. ^ "GARNiDELiA, ClariS Perform Theme Songs for Beatless Anime". Anime News Network. November 10, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  21. ^ 2クール目オープニング主題歌を担当するアーティストが決定! (in Japanese). Diomedéa. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  22. ^ "TrySail Performs Beatless Anime's 2nd Opening Theme Song". Anime News Network. March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  23. ^ 2クール目エンディング主題歌を担当するアーティストが決定! (in Japanese). Diomedéa. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  24. ^ "Beatless Anime's Ad Previews GARNiDELiA's Opening Theme Song". Anime News Network. December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.

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