Netflix’s original anime series, “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” is scheduled to be released exclusively on Netflix worldwide from Feb. 2020.
In addition, the latest visual and promotional video have been released, along with comments by the cast which includes Hosoya Yoshimasa, Hanazawa Kana, and Hanae Natsuki, and the original author Kachou Hashimoto.
“Cagaster of an Insect Cage” is originally an action fantasy manga serialized on the web for 11 years since 2005.
The story is set in 2125, when a strange disease called “Cagaster” spreads into the world turning humans into giant insects. It follows the adventure of a young boy named Kidou, “exterminator” of insects, and a little girl with a dark past named Ilie.
In France, it won the 2015 Manga Award “Prix Mangawa” in the shonen manga division, receiving international recognition and becoming a recommended book in schools and libraries. It is currently commercialized in Japan at Tokuma Shoten since 2016.
The released visual shows the insect cage as background, with Kidou, Ilie, and a mysterious man, Ahato, standing in front of their destiny in a world infected by the strange disease, “Cagaster”.
In addition, the promotional video includes the characters' voices of Kidou played by Hosoya Yoshimasa, Ilie played by Hanazawa Kana, and Ahato played by Hanae Natsuki, under the opening theme “Be ZERO” by Hilcrhyme. Fans will be able to touch the world of “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” soon.
Netflix's original anime series “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” will be released exclusively on Netflix worldwide from Feb. 6, 2020.
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When I heard that the broadcast period of the production had been decided, I was happy to say, “Finally. Finally, this work will be known in the world”. But at the same time, since I had waited a very long time for its release, I have some mixed feelings and a sense a skepticism thinking, “Will it be really broadcast? I'll wait until its official release before believing it” (laugh).
It is a work that took a lot of time even during the dubbing session. Every time I was on the set, I felt a lot of affection for this work while talking with the staff members. I am really glad to be involved in such a great production.
Still now I have some doubts regarding its release (laugh), but I believe that, if this interview will be made public, it will be probably released (laugh). I'm really happy.
I heard about the audition's results three years ago… It was so long anyway (laugh). It was really too long (laugh).
As a production period, it was very long, but after the post recordings I feel like “After three years, it will be finally released!”, making it such a so dramatic moment (laugh). I give my best congratulations to the director Chigira Koichi.
The work shows the love that comes out of a fierce battle, making you feel warm and heartrending, willing to watch it until the end. I read the original manga, and as I went forward, my impression of Ilie-chan changed rapidly, looking forward to seeing how to play her. Personally, I was also very happy to be able to work with Chigira Koichi, the same director who helped me with my debut as a voice actor!
[Hanae Natsuki ]
In a world infected by a strange disease that turns humans into insects, where the resistance of mankind, the hatred towards the insects, and the war among the same humans prevail, I played an exterminator… a mysterious man named Ahato who hunts only humans.
I was curious about the reason why he hunts humans and what happened in his past, but after playing him, I can say now I'm very impressed with the work itself and the feelings of Ahato. I'm looking forward to the broadcast!
[Original author: Hashimoto Kachou]
The original work is a web manga released on my personal site, which was first published in France before Japan, making its entrance a little unusual. That made me think about the idea of making an anime adaptation on streaming. I am very honored and glad to see my work animated by well-known frontline professionals with such high skills.
Regarding the anime contents, even as original author of the manga, I have hardly touched them so as not to make any concern. I hope that both the manga readers and everyone who will be watching the anime will enjoy this deep adventure!
(C) 2019 Hashimoto Kachou/Tokuma Shoten・”Cagaster of an Insect Cage” Production Committee