Code Geass Director’s New Anime Estab Life Sets Crunchyroll Premiere Date

Crunchyroll's upcoming sci-fi anime series, Estab-Life: Great Escape, will soon premiere on the streaming service.

Crunchyroll announced that the first two episodes of Gorō Taniguchi's new show will be available for streaming in Japanese with English subtitles on March 23, two weeks before the anime begins its television broadcast in Japan. The episodes will then be released on a weekly schedule, with the third episode to drop on March 30. A new trailer and key visual for Estab-Life: Great Escape was also released in conjunction with this news.

Estab-Life: Great Escape key visual

The new trailer gives audiences a look into the futuristic world depicted in upcoming anime and showcases the unique blend of 2D and 3D animation it uses. Like the trailer, the new piece of art also features Estab-Life: Great Escape's main characters, such as the deceptively cheerful Equa, the sword-wielding wolfman Ulla, resident cute girl Martese, the ever-serious Ferres, and Alga, a robotic animal.

Set in the distant future, Estab-Life: Great Escape takes place on an Earth that has suffered from a rapid population decline. To ensure the survival of the human race and manage the world's shifting ecosystem, a revolutionary AI is developed. It serves as an impressive experiment in human diversity, as different types of people such as beast folk and magical beings are brought to life through genetic engineering. The city where they all live is divided into "clusters," each cluster developing its own culture that reflects the type of people living there. The AI continuously watches over the lives of these creatures and the system that governs them in a bid to prevent the world's population from plummeting even further.

As part of Taniguchi's Estab-Life mixed-media project, there is some serious talent joining Estab-Life: Great Escape's cast and crew. Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) serves as the anime's director, while Shouji Gato of Full Metal Panic! fame will handle the show's scripts and Yoshiaki Fujisawa, who has worked on properties like No Game No Life: Zero and Land of the Lustrous, will compose the music. The Japanese voice cast also features the talents of Tomomi Mineuchi (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S) as Equa, Rie Takahashi (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World) as Ferres, Maria Naganawa (Cells at Work!) as Martese, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Shinichiro Miki as Ulla and Show Hayami (Food Wars!) as Alga.

Estab-Life: Great Escape will be available to stream on Crunchyroll from March 23, and will begin airing in Japan on April 6.

Source: Crunchyroll, YouTube

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