Night Head 2041 Anime's Video Teases Myuk's Ending Song

On Thursday, the official website for Night Head 2041, a new television anime based on the 1992 live-action Night Head drama series, released its pre-broadcast promotional video. The video reveals and previews Myuk's ending theme song "Shion" from the anime. Eve wrote the song.

The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block on July 14 at 25:05 JST (effectively, 1:05 a.m. on July 15), with subsequent episodes airing at 12:55 a.m. JST. The anime will be available on Fuji TV's FOD service.

Main cast include:
Daisuke Ono as the older brother Naoto Kirihara

Nobunaga Shimazaki as the younger brother Naoya Kirihara

Takahiro Sakurai as the older brother Takuya Kuroki

Kensho Ono as the younger brother YĆ«ya Kuroki

The Kirihara brothers were played by Etsushi Toyokawa and Shinji Takeda in the original live-action series, and Toshiyuki Morikawa and Akira Ishida in the 2006 anime Night Head Genesis.

The original live-action series revolves around two psychic brothers, Naoto and Naoya Kirihara, who are on the run from the world because they are persecuted. Takuya and Yuya Kuroki, members of the National Security Force who are on the hunt for the Kirihara brothers, are introduced in the new anime.

The new anime is being written by George Iida, the director of the original live-action Night Head drama. Shirogumi is directed by Takamitsu Hirakawa (Etotama, revisions). The characters are designed by Oh! great (or Ito Ogure, original creator of Air Gear, Tenjo Tenge, artist for Bakemonogatari manga), the concept art is drawn by Kenichiro Tomiyasu (INEI), and the music is composed by Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul). Slow Curve is in charge of production and planning.

The opening theme song "Icy Ivy" will be performed by Who-ya Extended.

Night Head, a live-action television drama, aired from 1992 to 1993. In 2006, the series inspired the 24-episode Night Head Genesis anime series, which was also adapted into a manga in 2007. The anime was released by Media Blasters, and the manga was published by Del Rey.

The new anime will be adapted into a manga, novel, and stage play. The manga debuted on Kodansha's YanMaga Web website on April 28. The manga is being drawn by Kei Ogawa, a newcomer to the manga scene. The first compiled book volume of the manga will be released on August 6. George Iida, the screenwriter for the Night Head live-action series, is co-writing the novel with Kawato Azusa. The first volume of the novel will be released on August 12, and the second volume will be released on September 15.

Sources: Night Head 2041 anime's website, Comic Natalie, Anime News Network


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