Metallic Rouge Webtoon Adaptation To Begin This March

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Metallic Rouge, the currently airing Bones original anime with tokusatsu androids, is getting a webtoon adaptation. The webtoon will begin serialization on LINE Manga and ebookjapan on March 7.

Meika Tokyo is responsible for the webtoon’s art, while Chita Tsurushima and whomor are credited for its “name” and production, respectively. Bones and Yutaka Izubuchi, the anime’s series composer and chief supervisor, are listed as the original creators. 

Metallic Rouge began airing in Japan on January 10 (effectively January 11 at 12:55 AM JST) and is streamed on Crunchyroll, Bilibili, and Ani-One Asia. Crunchyroll describes the “tech noir” series, which is Bones‘ 25th anniversary project, as:

In a world where humans coexist with androids called Neans, a group known as the Immortal Nine rises up against society. Tasked with disposing of the revolters, a Nean named Rouge Redstar (aka Metal Rouge) and investigator Naomi Orthmann head to Mars to track them down…but first, Rouge wants some chocolate.


• Director: Motonobu Hori (Super CrooksCarole 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)


• 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
• Chiaki Kobayashi as Noid 262

Sources: Metallic Rouge website, press release

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