The anime adaptation of the Gangsta manga by Kohske may not be arriving until summer, but Bandai Visual has dropped a three minute promo for it at AnimeJapan 2015. The piece does the full look at the cast, animation and tone of the series which is definitely going to be appealing to those looking to avoid the usual high school oriented series out there. We learned early that the cast from the drama CD would be involved in the anime adaptation. In terms of production, manglobe will be handling the anime adaptation itself. It’ll be directed by Shukou Murase with scripts and composition by Shinichi Inotsume. Koichi Hatsumi is being listed as the overall series director while Yoichi Ueda has signed on to do the character design adaptation. The show is also now planned for a July 2015 debut.
The series will star Junichi Suwabe as Worick Arcangelo, Kenjiro Tsuda as Nicolas Brown, and Mamiko Noto as Alex Benedetto. Additional casting has revealed over the last few months that Hiroyuki Yoshino will be playing Doug, Yoshiko Sakakibara will be playing Gina and Mikako Komatsu will be playing Ginger. Takuya Kirimoto is signed on as Ivan Grazef, Tsuyoshi Koyama as Miles Meyer and Katsuhisa Houki as Daniel Monroe. These actors are also slotted to appear in the upcoming three part drama CD series that’s continuing its adaptation, with Takahiro Sakurai as Marco Adriano, Kana Ueda as Loretta Cristiano Amodio, Ami Koshimizu as Constance Raveau and Tetsu Inada as Galahad Woeho.
Viz Media has released the first four volumes already.
Plot concept: In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men, petty thieves, prostitutes on the make, and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. One day, a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.