There’s a lot of excitement amongst our team for Shinichiro Watanabe and Studio BONES’ upcoming Carole & Tuesday anime series. From those two names mentioned in the first sentence, it should be obvious why; we’re seeing two powerhouse forces in the industry come together for an all-new original property, and one revolving entirely around music at that. So while we’ve known Carole & Tuesday was coming for quite some time, today is actually our first time seeing the series in motion, courtesy of an all-new promotional video shared via the series’ official YouTube channel.
There are a few immediate takeaways from our first look at Carol & Tuesday, and they’re pretty much all good. There’s every reason to have faith that the music in this anime is going to be absolutely incredible. The series’ theme song “Kiss Me” is sounding absolutely incredible, with the vocals performed by voice actors Nai Br.XX and Caleina Ann, and lyrics and instrumentals from one of my personal favorite Japanese funk bands, Nulbarich. It’s no secret that Shinichiro Watanabe has excellent taste when it comes to music, but his decision to call on Nulbarich for the theme song just really drives that home.
Both the character designs and the city designs are absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see both of these components explored. The story concept also hits painfully close to home, and I’m super keen to see the concept of a counter-cultural movement against AI-driven content explored. We’ve got a pretty solid idea of where the story for Carole & Tuesday is going too, with the official website sharing the following:
Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars.
It’s an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers.
There’s a girl.
Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she’s working part-time while trying to become a musician. She’s always felt like something is missing.
Her name is Carole.
There’s a girl.
Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world.
Her name is Tuesday.
A chance meeting brings them together.
They want to sing.
They want to make music.
Together, they feel like they just might have a chance.
The two of them may only create a tiny wave.
But that wave will eventually grow into something larger…
I genuinely can not wait to experience Carole & Tuesday when it finally releases. There’s so much potential in this series, and knowing that there are some very capable people driving the project definitely leaves me excited. Set to begin airing on April 10, those interested in checking out further information on Carole & Tuesday can head over to the anime’s official website.