FreakAngels Animated Series Reveals New Music Video and Casting Details


Crunchyroll unveils a preview of its latest original series, FreakAngels, and reveals the cast behind the show’s team of young psychics.

Crunchyroll has released a new music video and casting details for its adaptation of the award-winning steampunk webcomic, FreakAngels.

The clip, which is available on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube account, highlights the strained relationships between many of the main characters. Set in post-apocalyptic Britain, FreakAngels follows twelve 23-year-old mediums who live in the ruins of Whitechapel. When an exiled friend returns, their fragile peace is shattered and the group is forced to deal with external and internal threats.

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Several cast members from the series were also revealed; Marsha Thomasson (Castlevania) plays KK, a gearhead and the titular band’s violent big sister, and Julie Nathanson (Final Fantasy XV) voices Arkady, who appears to be a playful child but might actually be the most powerful individual in the world. Jack, a lone wolf sailor, is played by Tru Valentino (Psychonauts 2), the pacifist Sirkka is voiced by Nazneen Contractor (star wars resistance) and Doctor Miki is played by Mallory Low (DC super hero girls). Other cast members include Christian Lees (GUN), Daniel Gillies (Spiderman 2), Chris Geere (Detective Pikachu), Victoria Atkins (The sinking city), Anniwaa Buachie (Mass Effect: Andromeda) and Darren Jacobs (Genshin Impact).

The creative team behind FreakAngels features several anime industry veterans like character designer Hiroshi Shimizu, who designed the characters for the futuristic anime Megablox and also worked on classics like Samurai Champloo and Fullmetal Alchemist. Osamu Masuyama, who is probably best known for his contributions to Made in the Abyss, Spirited Away and your name, serves as the series’ artistic director.

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FreakAngels is the latest original series produced by anime streamer Crunchyroll. The streaming service has also created High Guardian Spice, which follows four young girls in training to become guardians of their town, and Fena: Pirate Princess, a swashbuckling fantasy that follows the titular orphan as she struggles to escape her captors and search for the place where she truly belongs. Crunchyroll is also producing an adaptation of the classic Sega video game franchise, Shenmue, which premieres on February 5.

the original FreakAngels webcomic ran from 2008 to 2011. It won several awards, including the Eagle Award for Best Webcomic in 2010 and 2012, and was featured on rolling stone’s list of the “50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels”.

FreakAngels is slated to premiere on Crunchyroll on January 27 as part of the streaming service’s winter anime season.

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