Pony Canyon began streaming an English-subtitled promotional video for the original anime seriesRelease the Spyce on Sunday. The video features the same footage as the anime’s second promotional video.
The anime will premiere onMBS on October 6 at 26:38 (effectively October 7 at 2:38 a.m.). The series will then debut onTokyo MX on October 7 at 11:30 p.m. and onBS11 at 25:00 (effectively October 8 at 1:00 a.m.).
The show stars:
Shizuka Itou as Bunchō no Onna (Sparrow Woman), Mōryō’s boss. Her true appearance always remains hidden, and is surrounded in mystery. She keeps a pet Java sparrow named Chicchi.
Risa Taneda as Theresia, a woman whose silver hair and blue eyes leave a lasting impression. She assists the Sparrow Woman.
Aina Suzuki as Byakko, whose childish appearance belies her true strength. But what is the secret behind that strength?
Saori Hayami as Dolte, a renowned mercenary, and a narcissist.
The anime’s story begins with a lone high school girl named Momo, attending a high school in the city of Sorasaki. Unbeknownst to everyone, Momo is an agent who works for the private intelligence agency Tsukikage, that protects the city and its people. Under the tutelage of her senior Yuki, and her other friends, they keep the peace in the city.
The project is a collaboration betweenYuruyuri manga creatorNamori as original character designer andYuki Yuna Is a Hero creatorTakahiro for the original concept and series composition. The anime marksAkira Sato‘s directorial debut atLay-duce.Satoshi Ishino is adaptingNamori‘s characters for animation. SORASAKI.F is credited for the original work.
Yukari Anzai,Manami Numakura,Aya Suzaki,Akane Fujita,Aya Uchida, andYuri Noguchi will perform the opening theme song “Supatto! Spy & Spice” and the ending theme song “Hide & Seek” as their respective characters, under the group name Tsukikage.
The anime is also inspiring a manga adaptation titledRelease the Spyce – Naisho no Mission (Release the Spyce – Secret Mission) with art by Meia Mitsuki, which debuted in theDengeki G’s Comic magazine in January. The project is also inspiring a serialized novelization titledRelease the Spyce – Golden Genesis that debuted on February 27. The novelization focuses on the character Yuki Hanzōmon.