The Girl in Twilight

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The Girl in Twilight
Akanesasu Shōjo promo image.jpg
Promotional art for the series.
あかねさす少女
(Akanesasu Shōjo)
Anime television series
Directed by
  • Jin Tamamura
  • Yūichi Abe
Written by
Music byRyu
Studio
Licensed by
Original networkAnimax, Tokyo MX, YTV
Original run October 1, 2018 December 17, 2018
Episodes12
Game
Music byRyu
PlatformiOS, Android
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and Manga portal

The Girl in Twilight, known in Japan as Akanesasu Shōjo (Japanese: あかねさす少女, transl. "Girl Glowing Red"), is a multimedia franchise celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Animax channel. An anime television series ran from October 1 to December 17, 2018. The project also includes a free-to-play mobile game.

Characters[edit]

Asuka Tsuchimiya (土宮明日架, Tsuchimiya Asuka)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa[1]
Yū Tōnaka (灯中優, Tōnaka Yū)
Voiced by: Lynn[1]
Mia Silverstone (みあ・シルバーストーン, Mia Shirubāsutōn)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[1]
Nana Nanase (七瀬奈々, Nanase Nana)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu[1]
Chloé Morisu (森須クロエ, Morisu Kuroe)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue[1]

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

A 2016 photograph of Kotaro Uchikoshi
Kotaro Uchikoshi wrote the series' original concept.

Animax announced the project on March 22, 2018, as a celebration of the channel's 20th anniversary. The anime television series is directed by Jin Tamamura and Yūichi Abe and written by Shogo Yasukawa, based on a concept by Kotaro Uchikoshi.[2] Hiroshi Yamamoto is credited for writing the series' "SF setting". The series is animated by Dandelion Animation Studio and Jūmonji. Character designs are provided by Masakazu Katsura and Hiroyuki Asada, who also serves as the series' concept artist. Hiroki Harada is adapting the character designs for animation.[2] Akitomo Yamamoto, Koji Watanabe, and Yuki Kawashima are serving as sub-character designers, with Yamamoto also serving as chief animation director.[1] Susumu Imaishi, Koji Watanabe, and Sayaka Takase are providing prop designs for the series, and Ryō Hirata and Yasuhiro Moriki also provided designs.[1] Yusa Itō is serving as art director at Kusanagi, while Haruko Nobori is the color key artist, Stanislas Brunet produces the imageboard art, and Akihiro Hirasawa is in charge of art setting.[1] Atsushi Satou is serving as the director of photography at Studio Shamrock. Hideaki Takeda produces the series' 3DCG, and Hiroto Morishita is serving as sound director. The series is edited by Mai Hasegawa.[1]

Ryu is producing the series' music, and Kenji Itō is composing the main theme song.[2] The opening theme song, "Soranetarium" (ソラネタリウム), is performed by Michi, and the ending theme song is a cover of Hideaki Tokunaga's song "Kowarekake no Radio" (壊れかけのRadio, transl. "Broken Radio"), performed by Ami Wajima.[1][3]

The series ran from October 1 to December 17, 2018,[4][5] for 12 episodes and was broadcast on Animax, Tokyo MX, and YTV.[4][1] It is also available on multiple streaming services.[2] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series[6] and is streaming it on Hidive.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title[a][7] Original air date
1"The Ritual at 4:44"
"4 Ji 44 Pun no Gishiki" (4時44分の儀式 〜Ritual at 4:44〜)
October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)
2"Another Fragment"
"Chigau sekai (furaggu komento)" (違う世界フラッグコメント 〜Another FRAGMENT〜)
October 8, 2018 (2018-10-08)
3"Before The Wedding Bells Ring"
"Wēdingu beruganaru mae ni" (ウェーディング・ベルが鳴る前に 〜The bride can't help it〜)
October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15)
4"The Magnificent Five. Or Eleven"
"Kōya no go-ri, tomoni wa jū ichi-ri" (荒野の五人、もしくは十一人 〜The magnificent five. or eleven〜)
October 22, 2018 (2018-10-22)
5"The Hero in Me"
"Hīrō no jōken" (ヒーローの条件 〜The hero in me〜)
October 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
6"Alone on an Island"
"Hitori no Airando" (ひとりのアイランド 〜Alone in the island〜)
November 5, 2018 (2018-11-05)
7"Tu n'es pas seule."November 12, 2018 (2018-11-12)
8"Asuka and Asuka"
"Asuka to Asuka" (明日架とアスカ 〜Asuka and ASUKA〜)
November 19, 2018 (2018-11-19)
9"Facing Twilight"
"Sokoniaru tasogare" (そこに在る黄昏 〜Facing TWILIGHT〜)
November 26, 2018 (2018-11-26)
10"Liars Party"
"Uso-tsuki no utage" (うそつきの宴 〜Liars' party〜)
December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)
11"You, The Honor Student"
"Yūtōsei" (優等生 〜You〜)
December 10, 2018 (2018-12-10)
12"After the Twilight Falls"
"Itsuka, tasogare no furu sora no" (いつか、黄昏の降る空の 〜After the twilight falls〜)
December 17, 2018 (2018-12-17)

Game[edit]

The project also includes a free-to-play mobile game tie-in.[2] The game shares the same writer, character designer, concept artist, composer, and main theme song writer as the anime.[1] The game was released on iOS and Android.[1] The game's service closed on January 31, 2019, although an offline version retaining some features was then made available.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Hidive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Loo, Egan (August 8, 2018). "Animax's Akanesasu Shōjo Original Anime Unveils Cast, Story Intro, Song Artists, More Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 21, 2018). "Animax Reveals 20th Anniversary TV Anime/Game App Akanesasu Shōjo". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "北海道倶知安町出身のアニソンシンガー和島あみ、10月24日リリースの3rdシングル『壊れかけのRadio』のアーティスト写真が初公開!!" (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. August 29, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 8, 2018). "Animax's Akanesasu Shōjo Original Anime Premieres in October". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (August 24, 2018). "Akanesasu Shōjo TV Anime Premieres on October 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Girl in Twilight Anime". Anime News Network. September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Girl in Twilight".
  8. ^ "【あかねさす少女】提供終了のお知らせ". December 20, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.

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