The official website of the Edens Zero franchise recently released a new promotional video for the upcoming second season of the anime, much to the delight of fans. The exciting video not only reveals the cast members for the Element 4 group, but it also gives viewers a sneak peek at the anime’s opening theme song, “Never say Never,” performed by Takanori Nishikawa. Additionally, the video confirms that the anime is set to premiere on April 1 on NTV and its affiliates. With this news, fans are eagerly anticipating the return of the action-packed sci-fi series.
The new cast members include:
Taku Yashiro as Laguna
Rumi Okubo as Sylph
Toshiki Masuda as Fie
Atsushi Imaruoka as Daichi
Edens Zero premiered in Japan in April 2021, running for 25 episodes before becoming available on Netflix internationally in August 2021.
The J.C. Staff anime series Edens Zero was helmed by Shinji Ishihara, known for directing Fairy Tail and Log Horizon, with Yūshi Suzuki, who directed Fairy Tail season 3, serving as director. Unfortunately, Suzuki passed away on September 9, 2021. The series’ scripts were overseen and written by Mitsutaka Hirota, who worked on Zoids Wild and Rent-A-Girlfriend, and the characters were brought to life through the animation designs of Yurika Sako, who previously worked on key animation for Food Wars! The Third Plate.
Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) debuted the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in June 2018, which is published in English by Kodansha Comics both digitally and in print. The company describes the story:
At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion…And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.
Konami is currently developing a 3D action RPG for consoles and a top-down RPG for mobile devices based on the manga.