Assassin anime Buddy Daddies releases first trailer, plot, and reveals more staff

Buddy Daddies key visual.
Buddy Daddies key visual. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On November 19, 2022, Aniplex live-streamed a trailer for the upcoming original anime Buddy Daddies by Nitroplus and P.A. Works, which is scheduled to premiere in January 2023!

A key visual has also been released, which can be seen here:

Buddy Daddies key visual.
Buddy Daddies key visual. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

You can watch the trailer on Aniplex’s official YouTube channel here:

Buddy Daddies full trailer.

The trailer gives a sneak peek of the vocal performances of the main cast members including Toshiyuki Toyonaga plays Kazuki Kurusu, Kouki Uchiyama plays Rei Suwa, and Hina Kino plays Miri Unasaka.

What is the plot of Buddy Daddies?

Buddy Daddies character designs for Kazuki Kurusu, Miri Unasaka, and Rei Suwa.
Buddy Daddies character designs for Kazuki Kurusu, Miri Unasaka, and Rei Suwa. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The key visual teases, “Starting today, the buddy assassins are raising a daughter. The blonde Kazuki Kurusu is a womanizer and has a penchant for gambling. He also works as an assassin on the sly. His roommate, Kouki Uchiyama, is also an assassin and his partner (and I don’t mean “romantic partner” I mean “assassin partner”. Although, let’s face it, the fujoshis will be shipping these two hard.)

Although, Kazuki has great communication skills he’s running away from love due to his inability to choose just one woman. Meanwhile, Kouki is a man who has never known love since he was raised to be an emotionless killing machine since he was a child.

These two guys have their lives mostly in order until they encounter a young four-year-old girl named Miri Unasaka. Her father is the Kingpin of a human-trafficking crime syndicate, and her mother is the kingpin’s lover. Unfortunately, when her life is endangered it’s suddenly up to Kazuki and Kouki to protect her and when they’re unable to find her mother they’re forced to start raising the little girl on their own.

Who are the cast members?

Key visual for Kazuki Kurusu.
Key visual for Kazuki Kurusu. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Buddy Daddies cast members include:

  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga – Kazuki Kurusu
  • Kouki Uchiyama – Rei Suwa
  • Hina Kino – Miri Unasaka

Who are the production team members?

Key visual for Rei Suwa.
Key visual for Rei Suwa. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Buddy Daddies production team members include:

  • Director – Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte, The Day I Became a God, Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Animation – P.A. Works
  • Original Story Creator and Scriptwriter– Nitroplus’ Vio Shimokura (Tokyo 24th Ward, Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi, Steins;Gate scenario collaborator)
  • Scriptwriter – Yuuko Kakihara (Aikatsu! Franchise, Cells at Work!, Digimon Adventure tri., Persona 4 The Animation)
  • Original Character Designer – Katsumi Enami (Baccano!, Star Ocean anamnesis, Restaurant to Another World)
  • Music Composer – Round Table’s Katsutoshi Kitagawa (Aria the Animation songs, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Chobits, Tamayura)
  • Character Design, Chief Animation Director – Souichirou Sako (Go! go! 575, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, Ronowe Sensei no Akuma na Kami Jugyou, Sirius the Jaeger)
  • Chief Animation Director – Sanae Satou
  • Costume Design – Kaori Ishii
  • Prop Setting – Kayoko Nabeta
  • Firearms Setting – Hiyori Denforword Akishino
  • Art Setting – Shiho Takeuchi, Hiromi Makino
  • Art Director – Miho Sugiura
  • Color Key Artist – Naomi Nakano
  • Compositing Director of Photography – Teruyuki Kawase
  • 3D Director – Haruki Suzuki
  • 2D Works – Yoshihide Mukai (J.C. STAFF)
  • Special Effects – Masahiro Murakami
  • Editing – Ayumi Takahashi
  • Sound Director – Satoki Iida
  • Sound Effects – Yasumasa Koyama
  • Sound Effects – Bit Groove Promotion
Key visual for Miri Unasaka.
Key visual for Miri Unasaka. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, on December 25, 2022, an advance screening of Buddy Daddies Episodes 1 & 2 will be screened at Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo. After the screening, voice actors Toshiyuki and Kouki will take the stage for a talk show.

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