The upcoming Alice Gear Aegis Expansion anime is set to begin broadcasting in Japan on April 3. In addition to the premiere date reveal, a two-minute trailer and key visual for the show were released.
The trailer introduces characters like Yotsuyu Hirasaka and anime-original newcomer Nodoka Takahata, explains concepts like Actresses and the Alice Gear battle gear they use, and previews the opening song “Dash and Go!” by Aina Suzuki.
Alice Gear Aegis Expansion is inspired by the Alice Gear Aegis “bishoujo x mecha 3D action game,” which was first released in Japan in 2018 on Android and iOS before receiving a PC release in 2019. The anime is themed around the Actress‘ friendship and bonds.
QooApp describes the game, which has inspired several manga, a light novel, and an OVA, as:
Alice Gear Aegis is set in a future Tokyo. Players take the role of a commander that leads an army called Tokyo Shard. Together with the Alice Gear girls, his job is to save the people who wander in the vast universe. Their first target is Narukozaka Manufacturing.
The returning staff from the 2021 Alice Gear Aegis OVA includes:
• Hirokazu Hanai (Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 1) as director
• Rikiya Okano (“Tokyo Autumn Session” music video) as character designer
• Kenji Sugihara (A Certain Scientific Accelerator) as series composer
Original creator Pyramid is supervising the show, which is produced by Nomad.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Manami Numakura as Yotsuyu, Miyari Nemoto as Nodoka, Maaya Uchida as Sitara Kaneshiya, and Yui Ishikawa as Fumika Momoshina.