Metallic Rouge: Main Trailer, Key Visual, January 10 Premiere, and More Revealed

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The upcoming Bones original Metallic Rouge has received a main trailer, key visual, and a January 10 (effectively January 11 at 12:55 AM JST) Japanese release date. The former provides a further look at the show’s sci-fi world and action sequences, along with previews of the newly announced theme songs, “Rouge” and “Scarlet.”

“Rouge,” the opening song, is performed by Yuuka, while “Scarlet” has vocals by DAZBEE.

There’s also a chunk of new cast info: Shunsuke Takeuchi as Jean Junghardt, Yuu Shimamura as Sara Fitzgerald, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Jaron Fate, Yui Ogura as Jill Sturgeon, Kenjiro Tsuda as Afdal Bashar, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Eden Varoque, Atsushi Miyauchi as Ash Stahl, and Chiaki Kobayashi as Noid 262.

Metallic Rouge will follow the android Rouge (Yume Miyamoto) and her human partner Naomi Orthmann (Tomoyo Kurosawa) as they pursue nine anti-government androids on Mars. The anime is a 25th anniversary project for Bones and is described as a “tech noir” sci-fi show.


• Director: Motonobu Hori (Super Crooks, Carole and Tuesday)
• Character designer: Toshihiro Kawamoto (Noragami and Blood Blockade Battlefront
• Series composer and chief supervisor: Yutaka Izubuchi (Space Battleship Yamato 2199 chief director, Rahxephon creator, Patlabor mecha designer)
• Series composer: Toshizou Nemoto (Log Horizon, Macross Delta)

• Special ability director: Yasushi Muraki (Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution and Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution: Anemone)
• Gladiator designer: Takayuki Takeya (Noein: To Your Other Self objet designer)
• Gladiator designer: Tamotsu Shinohara (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans co-mecha designer)
• Mechanical designer: Hirao Tomoyuki (Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time co-mechanical designer)
• Set designer: Shingo Takeba (Kurau: Phantom Memory)
• Costume design assistant: Akihiro Yamada (Rahxephon character designer)
• Art director: Takuya Ebisawa (The Price of Smiles)
• Color designer: Hiroko Umezaki (To Your Eternity Season 2)
• Compositing director: Masataka Ikegami (SK8 the Infinity)
• Culture research: Katsuie Shibata 
• Sound director: Haru Yamada (The Aquatope on White Sand)
• Music composer: Taisei Iwasaki (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
• Music composer: yuma yamaguchi (Undead Murder Farce) 
• Music composer: TOWA TEI (Super Crooks)

Source: @MetallicRouge

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