Historical Short Anime Ryo Previewed (Video)

ryo animeJapanese animation studio Gonzo has started promoting the upcoming anime short movie Ryo. It is a historical story about a young man named Ryo and his confrontation with the animated version of the actual historical Shinsengumi captain Hijikata Toshizou. The events are set in the Keiyou 2 year of the old Japanese calendar or the year 1866 by the western calendars.

See the 38-seconds-long video below!

The animated short is a part of the Anime Mirai 2013 program.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Last Exile’s music composer Hitomi Kuroishi is also the one behind the themes in this video. Director Koichi Chigira is noted for his works on Last Exile and Brave story.

Here is also the cast for the short anime entry to this year’s Anime Mirai:

Aoi Yuuki as Ryo

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Hijikata Toshizou

Minako Kotobuki as Kuro

Keiji Fujiwara as Sakamoto Ryouma

Ai Kayano as Oryuu

Yuuki Ono as Nakamura Hanjirou

Shinya Takahashi as Nakaoka Shintarou

Takanori Nishikawa as Okubo Toshimichi

Please note that historical names are written in Japanese style with given names last and surnames first.

The anime shorts will be released in theatres across Japan starting March 2, 2013.

Source: Youtube
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Dandelion
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The boy looks adorable :)

Shounen
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Hope there will be a lot of sword action!

LazySamurai
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Hmmm…this could become a catastrophe. However, I am a fool for historical anime, so I will have a look…

BrutalMurder
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Same here…and horror anime, I should add. :D

Lulubel
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Beautiful. Can’t wait.

BakaOuji
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Say what?!