The Genes of AI Shares Trailer Ahead of July Debut
Horror mangaka Junji Ito and a majority of Japanese entertainers have recently expressed their concern about AI, and the upcoming anime The Genes of AI imagines what a future would be like when one tenth of humans are actually artificial intelligence. The series, which is based on the manga AI no Idenshi by Kyūri Yamada, just dropped a trailer announcing its July 7 premiere.
In the trailer you can hear part of the ending theme song “Wasurenagusa” (translated as “Forget-me-not”) being performed by GreeeeN. You don’t hear it in the trailer, but the opening theme song is titled “No Frontier” and performed by Aile The Shota.
The anime is being made at Madhouse, with Yuzo Sato of Police in a Pod helming the project as director. The series scripts are being written by and supervised by Ryunosuke Kingetsu, who has also worked on Police in a Pod, as well as Samurai Girls and Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Instead of hiring an individual, two people are composing the music: Takashi Ohmama of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury and Natsumi Tabuchi of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Meanwhile, Kei Tsuchiya, another person from Police in a Pod, is both chief animation director and character designer.
Looking toward the cast, Takeo Ōtsuka plays Hikaru Sudō, Yume Miyamoto plays Risa Higuchi, Mutsuki Iwanaka plays Jay and Natsumi Takamori plays Kaoru.
The manga has not been licensed in North America. According to the description, the story follows a doctor named Hikaru Sudō working with artificial life who are made to look like humans. Like people, the AI beings have their own problems. The manga was published in Japan between 2015 and 2017 and has received two sequel manga series: AI no Idenshi RED QUEEN and AI no Idenshi Blue Age.
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