Paradox Live Unveils New Teaser Visual & Announcement Trailer

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The previously announced Paradox Live the Animation series has unveiled a new teaser visual and announcement trailer. The visual highlights the character Allen Sugasano from the rap group BAE. The anime series is scheduled to air in 2023. 

The main production staff for Paradox Live has also been revealed with Naoya Andou as director, Takayo Ikami (Isekai Cheat Magician) as screenwriter and scriptwriter, and Kouji Haneda (The Faraway Paladin) as character designer. PINE JAM is handling the animation production for the series. 

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The anime is based on the media mix project from Avex Pictures and GCREST. It focuses on rap battles between four different groups (BAE, The Cat’s Whisker’s, cozmez, and Akanyatsura), similar to King Records’s Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle series. Several singles and albums from the series have been released since 2019. 

Paradox Live takes place in the near future, where hip-hop has inspired a new movement called “Phantom Live.” Rappers of all kinds now have the power to create illusions linked to their emotions using special accessories called “phantometal” that help inspire people on the stage. However, the price they pay for these new powers are the traumatic illusions that haunt them. Four rap groups gather at a legendary club called CLUB PARADOX, where each of them participate in intense rap battles to prove their dominance in the hip hop music scene. 

The franchise has enlisted several high profile voice actors to fill the roles of the ensemble cast. That includes Gakuto Kajiwara as Allen Sugasano, Ayumu Murase as Yeon Hajun, and 96Neko as Anne Faulkner for the group BAE; Ryouta Takeuchi as Naoakira Saimon, Yuu Hayashi as Yohei Kanbayashi, Natsuki Hanae as Ryuu Natsume, and Junta Terashima as Shiki Ando for The Cat’s Whisker’s; Yuusuke Kobayashi as Kanata Yatonokami and Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Nayuta Yatonokami for cozmez; and Takayuki Kondou as Iori Suiseki, Shima as Gaho Zen, Shunichi Toki as Masaki Hokusai, Tasuku Hatanaka as Satsuki Ito, and Shougo Yano as Reo Maruyama for Akanyatsura. 

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It is not yet confirmed if all the respective voice actors will be reprising their roles for Paradox Live the Animation


Source: Paradox Live Official Twitter 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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