Beatless

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Beatless
Beatless novel.jpg
Cover of the novel
Genre Science fiction[1]
Serial novel
Written by Satoshi Hase
Illustrated by Redjuice
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher Tokyo Otaku Mode
Magazine Newtype
Published October 10, 2012
Manga
Beatless: Dystopia
Written by Kagura Uguisu
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace
Original run 20122013
Volumes 2 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written by Kila
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Kadokawa Comics Ace Extra
Volumes 1
Manga
Ptolemy's Singularity
Written by Gun Snark
Illustrated by Mitsuru Ohsaki
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Famitsu Comic Clear
Original run April 11, 2014 – present
Volumes 7 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Seiji Mizushima
Written by
Studio Diomedéa
Licensed by Amazon Video (streaming)
Original network MBS, TBS, BS-TBS (Animeism B2), BSN, AT-X
Original run January 13, 2018 September 28, 2018
Episodes 24
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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]

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
2"Analog Hack"January 20, 2018
3"You'll be Mine"January 27, 2018
4"Automatic World"February 3, 2018
5"Tools for Outsourcers"February 10, 2018
5.5"Intermission_01"February 17, 2018
6"Higgins Village"February 24, 2018
7"Boy meets Pornography"March 3, 2018
8"Awakening of Sleeping Beauty"March 10, 2018
9"My Whereabouts"March 17, 2018
9.5"Intermission_02"March 24, 2018
10"Dwellings and Surroundings"March 31, 2018
11"Dystopia Game"April 7, 2018
12"Slumber of Human"April 14, 2018
13"The Prayer Within"April 28, 2018
14"An Answer to Survive"May 5, 2018
14.5"Intermission_03"May 12, 2018
15"Edge Line"May 19, 2018
16"Plus One"May 26, 2018
16.5"Intermission_04"June 2, 2018
17"A Reason of Our Own"June 9, 2018
18"Protocol of Love"June 16, 2018
19"Paper Tiger"June 23, 2018
20"Our Error World"June 30, 2018
21"Higgin's Silo"September 26, 2018[19]
22"Pygmalion"September 27, 2018[19]
23"Beatless"September 28, 2018[19]
24"Boy Meets Girl"September 28, 2018[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 "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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