Edens Zero Anime Casts Mitsuo Iwata

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Iwata to play Mosco Versa-0 starting in 9th episode on Saturday


The official Twitter account for the television anime of Hiro Mashima‘s Edens Zero manga revealed on Tuesday that Mitsuo Iwata will play Mosco Versa-0, who holds the title “the pig of Edens.” The character will appear in the ninth episode on Saturday.



The anime premiered on NTV and other channels on April 10 at 24:55 (effectively, April 11 at 12:55 a.m.). In Japan, the show premiered streaming on Netflix and Hulu on April 10, and is also streaming on other services in Japan. The show will stream on Netflix outside of Japan this fall.

Shinji Ishihara (Fairy Tail, Log Horizon) is the chief director of the anime at J.C. Staff, and Yūshi Suzuki (episode director for Fairy Tail season 3) is directing the anime. Mitsutaka Hirota (Zoids Wild, Rent-A-Girlfriend) is overseeing and writing the series scripts, and Yurika Sako (key animation for Food Wars! The Third Plate) is designing the characters for animation.

Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English both digitally and in print. The company describes the story:

At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion…And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.

Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in June 2018.

The manga is also inspiring a 3D action RPG for consoles, and a top-down RPG for mobile devices. Konami is developing the games.

Sources: Edens Zero franchise’s Twitter account, Comic Natalie


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