Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE advance theatrical release, cast and staff revealed

Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE
Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE spinoff was announced in 2017.

A new website for the Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE spinoff anime was opened, announcing its special advance theatrical screening. No more information regarding the advance release or the full release was revealed.

Along with this announcement, a key visual and information related to the main cast and staff were also revealed.

The key visual depicts Kazuki Makabe, Soushi Minashiro, Maya Tomi, and Kanon against the backdrop of a coffee shop.

Here is the key visual released by the production team:

Key visual for Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE
The main characters of Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE. Pic credit: Production I.G

Cast and staff

The main cast of Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE includes:

  • Makoto Ishii (Masumi Nishijima in The Future Diary) as Kazuki Makabe
  • Kohei Kiyasu (Ippo in Hajime no Ippo) as Soushi Minashiro
  • Marika Matsumoto (Miwako Sakurada in Paradise Kiss) as Maya Tomi
  • Sanae Kobayashi (Lucy in Elfen Lied) as Kanon
  • Misato Fukuen (Himiko Toga in Boku no Hero Academia) as Seri Tatekami
  • Tamaki Nakanishi (Neneko in Yumeria) as Tsubaki Minashiro
  • Miyu Irino (Minato Namikaze in Naruto: Shippuden) as Kouyou Kasugai
  • Miyu Matsuki (Anna Nishikinomiya in SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist) as Shouko Hazama

XEBEC is credited with the original work. Takashi Noto (Heroic Age) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Tow Ubukata is in charge of the script. Hisashi Hirai is designing the characters. Tsuneyoshi Saito is composing the music.

Fafner in the Azure HEAVEN AND EARTH

To commemorate the production of Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE, a special screening of Fafner in the Azure HEAVEN AND EARTH has been announced.

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More about Fafner in the Azure

Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE is a spinoff episode in the Fafner in the Azure franchise. It is a self-contained story in one episode.

The project was first announced back in 2017 during the Soushi Minashiro Birthday Party event as a “peaceful spinoff.”

It was also announced that not only Soushi and Kanon, but also characters such as Hiroto Douma and Akira Nishio, who have lost their lives in the previous series, will make an appearance in this spinoff.

For more information on the series, you can visit the newly opened Fafner in the Azure BEHIND THE LINE anime website.

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