“Mars Red”, a TV anime based on a musical recitation, has been decided to be broadcast from April 2021. Also, additional cast members were announced along with their comments. Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of “Code Zero”, and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
“Mars Red” is an anime adaptation of a musical recitation written and directed by Fujisawa Bunou, the leading creator of musical recitations, with the main visuals created by manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for “Laughing Under the Clouds” and “Laughing in Limbo”.
Set in Taishou 12 (1923), Tokyo, the story depicts the activities of the Anti-Vampire Special Forces Unit 16, a.k.a “Code Zero”, which has been created under the army by the Japanese government.
The additional cast members were, Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of “Code Zero” whose name was hidden until the very end, and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
Other members of “Code Zero” have been announced previously, Hatanaka Tasuku as Kurusu Shutarou, Suwabe Junichi as Maeda Yoshinobu, Ishida Akira as Takeuchi, and Suzumura Kenichi as Suwa.
TV anime “Mars Red” will be broadcast from April 2021.
Yamada Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi
The original work was written by Fujisawa Bunou, a friend of mine whom I worked with on various musical recitations.
Moreover, the music is composed by Muranaka Toshiyuki who composed music for those stages. I’m filled with both personal feelings and enthusiasm!
This is my first time playing Yamagami, but I will do my best to deliver his charm to those who watch the show!
Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott
There have been anime turned into musical recitations, but the reverse is quite rare. I’m thankful to be part of it. I’m looking forward to creating a character and world together with so many people.
(C) Fujisawa Bunou / Signal. MD / Mars Red Production Committee