Netflix Anime Series ‘Exception’ Unveils Cast, Composer

15.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME

The new Netflix anime series Exception is scheduled to air worldwide on October 13, 2022. The space horror is based on a new story by novelist and film director Hirotaka Adachi (Otsuichi), with character designs by Yoshitaka Amano, known for his work on the Final Fantasy series.

 

The score for the anime will be composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, while the cast includes Chikahiro Kobayashi, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuko Kaida, Takanori Hoshino, and Atsumi Tanezaki. The trailer and key visuals promise plenty of mystery and terror, and viewers can expect a one-of-a-kind story and curious worldview.

 

The story takes place in the far future. Humans have been driven from Earth, forced to move to another galaxy. Members of an advanced scouting team are sent to search for a planet suitable for terraforming. This team is created through a biological 3D printer, while their original counterparts are kept in cryo-sleep.

 

The series will follow these copies as they seek to complete their mission, but the darkness of space promises some terrifying moments. A glitch in the system causes one of the crew members, Lewis (Chikahiro Kobayashi), to be printed in a deformed state.

 

The four other members of the team–Mac (Takahiro Sakurai), Nina (Yuko Kaida), Oscar (Takanori Hoshino), and Patty (Atsumi Tanezaki) are attacked by this monster, and the countdown to the end of the mission begins. Where is there to run in space?

The trailer shows a terrifying copy of Lewis running through the ship attacking the crew, though also shows a glimpse of his mentality leaking through as he utters the word “misprint.” This won’t be a series to watch alone in the dark.

 

Some humans are ruthless, claiming that the copy isn’t at all human and killing it is the only option. Others say that killing isn’t the right thing to do and that there must be a way to help the misprinted being. 


Is this deformed version of Lewis human? What does it mean to be alive? What is a human being? This anime series asks some seriously heavy questions, and you won’t want to miss it.

 

Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto shared his thoughts on how he came to work on the series. “I chose to participate after reading the script. I love sci-fi, and I knew I wanted to see this come to life. In today’s world, cloning and genetic manipulation technology continue to advance, but that leads to questions about the meaning of life and what it means to be human. This series deals with those questions head-on.”


“I wanted the main theme to be symphonic like you’d hear in other sci-fi films like Star Wars,” he said. “As a whole, I tried to make the soundtrack more dark and ambient. Not scene by scene, but as one giant piece. That said, I did include some intense sounds for the battle scenes. This is a soundtrack I truly love.”

 

Yuzo Sato (Transformers: Titans Return) is directing the series, while Bakken Record and 5 Inc. are producing the series.

 

Featuring a star-studded cast and incredible direction, screenwriting, character design, and music, this space horror anime series isn’t one to miss.

 

Photo by zakkubalan (C) 2020 Kab Inc.

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    Comment from Enako

    “I’ll be working with P Maru-sama to create the opening theme for the anime series Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister!

     

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    Comment from P Maru-sama

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    Raven of the Inner Palace – Trailer #1

     

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    Cast Comments

    Onkei Screencap

     

    Nobunaga Shimazaki (Onkei)
    A Eunuch in service of Koshun. He is in charge of escorting Jusetsu under the order of Sei Ei. 

    “I’m Nobunaga Shimazaki, and I’ll be playing Onkei.
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    Tankai Screencap

     

    Nobuhiko Okamoto (Tankai)
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    Who is the mysterious Raven?

    A series selling over 1.2 million copies.
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    Uki, an imperial concubine, has never been called to the emperor’s bedchambers, and maintains a singularly unique life within the harem chambers. 

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    Check out the teaser below!


    The original author, Wataru Momose, commented on the voice cast for the series. “Rie Takahashi is the perfect voice for Kyoto, and I was so thrilled that she was able to express Kyoko’s passion and speed so brilliantly. Also, Mikako Komatsu played the terrible Riri in such an adorable way!”

     

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    24.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME

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    Teaser Trailer
    https://youtu.be/xXGMz4KNymc

     

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    The series now has an official YouTube channel, and cast interviews will be posted in the near future. Be sure to follow!

     

    Summary

    A young girl named Sariphi has been chosen as the 99th sacrificial meal for the Beast King.
    She is resigned to her fate and prepared for the horrifying ritual.
    Only then does she learn the truth about Leonhart, the King everyone so fears.
    Surprisingly, 
    Sariphi is welcomed as his queen.

     

    ©友藤 結・白泉社/「贄姫と獣の王」製作委員会

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