The official website for Synduality: Noir announced that the second part of the anime is set to hit screens in January. However, that’s not all! They also dropped a sneak peek at Mystere’s character visual.
By the way, Synduality: Noir is one of those cool Disney+ exclusives this year, along with the likes of Heavenly Delusion and Tokyo Revengers Season 2. It seems like Disney+ is getting serious about beefing up its anime collection, probably to give Netflix and Amazon Prime Video a run for their money. So, get ready for more animated goodness coming your way!
Synduality Noir Premiere Date
Synduality Noir anime kicked off its debut on July 10 and treated us to a sweet 12-episode run for its first cour. Fast forward to after episode 12 aired in Japan on September 26. Additionally, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that round two will be out by January 2024.
The second cours is hitting the airwaves on January 8 at 24:00 on channels like TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and a bunch more. For the early birds, that’s effectively January 9 at 12:00 a.m. JST, or if you’re on EST, it’s January 8 at 10:00 a.m. The anime will also be making the rounds on BS NTV, and AT-X. Disney+ got the exclusive streaming rights starting January 9 at 12:30 a.m. in Japan.
They also dropped an 11-second sneak peek featuring some of the series’ characters.
Synduality Noir Cast
Additionally, there’s a fresh face in the spotlight gearing up for a significant role in the upcoming episodes of Synduality Noir.
Let me introduce you to Mystere, the latest addition to the crew. She’s like a darker version of Noir, and to give her a voice that packs a punch, Aoi Koga (you know her as Kaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War) steps into the role. Head over to the official SYNDUALITY Noir website, and you might just catch a sneak peek with a screenshot of Mystere.
So, let’s dive into the background of this sci-fi gem. Brought to us by Bandai Namco Filmworks and Eight Bit, the same studio that brought us That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The first season of Synduality: Noir kicked off its journey in July 2023.
And here’s the lineup of voice actors bringing the characters to life:
- Takeo Ōtsuka as Kanata
- Aoi Koga as Noir
- Nagisa Aoyama as Ciel
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Tokio
- Fuminori Komatsu as Mouton
- Konomi Inagaki as Ellie
- Ayaka Ohashi as Ange
- Taito Ban as Kurokamen
- M.A.O as Schnee
- Daisuke Sakaguchi as Michael
- Daiki Hamano as Bob
- Miku Itō as Maria
- Ryoka Yuzuki as Claudia
- Marika Kōno as Flamme
Synduality Noir Staff
Working behind the scenes, a highly skilled crew is at the helm of Synduality Noir, guiding the ship with their expertise. Yūsuke Yamamoto, also known for his work on series like Encouragement of Climb, Aquarion Evol, and Knight’s & Magic, takes the director’s seat. Hajime Kamoshida, the mastermind behind Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and aslo The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, contributes to the original story concept. Takashi Aoshima, recognized for his role in series such as Himouto! Umaru-chan and Mitsudomoe, assumes the role of series script supervisor.
Additionally, the animation side of things is in the capable hands of Kenichirō Katsura, who serves as the Animation Character Designer and Chief Animation Director and brings his experience from Macross 7 and Comic Party: Revolution. Kō Inaba handles production design, while the legendary Kazutaka Miyatake, with a background in Macross and Space Battleship Yamato, lends his expertise to legendary design. Kenta Masuda oversees the art direction, ensuring a visually captivating world.
The musical elements are curated by Masato Nakayama, known for his work on 22/7 and also, We Never Learn BOKUBEN, shaping the soundtrack to complement the anime’s atmosphere. The animation production is also in the capable hands of 8-Bit, ensuring a seamless and visually appealing experience.
Let’s not overlook the tunes setting the mood. The opening theme, “Raytracer,” is skillfully performed by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION, while the enchanting ending theme, “Eureka,” is also crafted by the talented ARCANA PROJECT. Together, this dynamic team is set to deliver an unforgettable experience with SYNDUALITY Noir.
In the year 2222, humanity grapples with the aftermath of Tears of the New Moon, a catastrophic rain that nearly wiped out our species. However, it gave rise to grotesque beings with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Faced with this existential threat, humanity fled for their lives. In a desperate bid for survival, we constructed Amasia, an underground refuge in this dystopian world.
Within the confines of Amasia, a coexistence between humans and an Artificial Intelligence called Magus takes root. Together, they embark on a journey to unravel the truths that bind them. However, following the collapse of the underground city-state of Amasia, people began venturing back to the surface. They yearned to reclaim their lives.
These surface settlements, known as “Nests,” scattered worldwide, became the new homes for the returning survivors. However, the operations of these Nests depended on a crucial energy resource called “AO Crystals.” So, to secure these crystals, adventurers, known as “Drifters,” engaged in constant battles against the lingering threat of “Enders.”
Among these Nests, “Rock Town” emerged as a gathering place for Drifters. It was here that a young boy named Kanata, inspired by constant contact with the Drifters, harbored aspirations of becoming one himself. His opportunity arrived when he embarked on an exploration mission with a seasoned Drifter named Tokio. During this expedition, they stumbled upon a slumbering beauty named “Magus” named Noir. This set in motion a tale of destiny for Kanata.
Synduality Noir Manga
Expanding the narrative, the franchise introduced a manga spinoff titled Synduality: Ellie, honing in on the titular character. Launched in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine on July 26, the manga is skillfully illustrated by Hiroshi Mishima. Additionally, there’s a novelization under Kadokawa’s MF Bunko J label. The franchise doesn’t stop there, as it also boasts a separate novel spinoff, a “photo story” titled Synduality: Kaleido, which premiered in Hobby Japan’s Monthly Hobby Japan magazine on July 25.
So, Synduality: Noir’s first cour is like that cool hidden gem of the year – you know, flying under the radar and all. It’s the brainchild of the studio 8bit/Eight Bot, the same folks behind hits like “Tensura/That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.” it’s this awesome combo of Mecha and Sci-Fi, spiced up with humor and action, although it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
Sure, some moments feel a bit on the generic side, and the world-building could use a little boost. But hey, the humor and action scenes swoop in like superheroes to balance things out.
Stay tune for more anime updates and get ready for more SYNDUALITY Noir goodness coming your way!
Sources: Synduality: Noir anime’s website, Comic Natalie
Frequently Asked Questions
The anime’s first cours premiered on July 10. Disney+ streamed the anime exclusively worldwide as it aired in Japan.
The franchise’s game is titled Synduality: Echo of Ada, and is a third-person shooter game. It is also for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Additionally, the game has not announced a release date yet.
The SYNDUALITY Noir anime is streaming exclusively on Disney Plus and also Hulu as it airs in Japan.