At the MF Bunko Summer School Festival in July this year, 8bit announced that the upcoming anime adaptation of the Absolute Zero by Takumi Hiiragiboshi is coming next year. So far, there are six volumes of the light novel published in Japan and a manga by Shinchiro Nariie serialised in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive since April 2013, compiled into one tankubon. The anime series is titled Absolute Duo.
Director Atsushi Nakayama (Love Suicide, Traumeister) will be helming the project with scripting by Takamitsu Kouno (Minami-Ke series). Keiichi Sano (Genshiken, Bungaku Shoujo) will be the character designer whereas Nori Tanaka as chief animation director.
The cast are: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online II, No Game No Life), Nozomi Yamamoto (Akatsuki no Yona, Girls und Panzer), Ayaka Suwa (Nozo X Kimi, Trinity Seven), Ayaka Imamura (Akame ga Kill!) and Haruka Yamazaki (Hataraku Maou-Sama, Kokoro Connect).
The synopsis is pretty straightforward — it talks about Tooru Kokonoe who’s on a quest to seek revenge. His journey takes him to a school where pupils are taught to manifest weapons with their own soul. The main character’s soul weapon manifestation is a shield, much to his chagrin, and because of that he is forced to partner with a silver-haired girl for fights.
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