Imagine naked handsome, chiseled, and toned-ab men along with a curvy beauty with the finest knockers standing naked in an Anime poster. I’ve had plenty of nosebleeds ever since I have seen The Marginal Service Anime key visual and teaser. What’s even great is The Marginal Service Voice Acting cast.

Yep, there’s this new Anime original series coming that has a main poster featuring naked beautiful male and female figures. Adding to the perviness is also a naked squirrel. Although I’m confused if the squirrel is naked or not.

When is The Marginal Service coming?

THE MARGINAL SERVICE is a new anime that has recently been announced for 2023. As of now, we have a teaser trailer and a key visual poster. This month the anime launched its website to announce its premiere. Made by Cygames, the plot, characters, and whereabouts of this new anime are still on hold.

What does the Marginal Service Voice Acting cast look like?

The Marginal Service Anime
The female character as revealed in teaser trailer

Now, where it blew the minds of the fans away was with its introduction of the vocal ensemble. Yep, it’s a freaking ensemble. The Marginal Service Voice Acting Cast has the VA of Gojo Satoru, Dabi, Gintoki, Dazai, and Roy Mustang all in one place. 

  • We already knew that one of the Big 3 Shonen of the world, Bleach Thousand Year Blood War caused havoc in the Voice Acting Industry. This was because they hired such a large cast of voice actors, that schedules for other studios got wrecked.
  • Now with shows like Bleach, it’s kinda expected, and respectable even. I mean, it’s Bleach after all. But as an Anime original with no Manga source to back up its popularity, Cygames is investing the big buck.

The characters in The Marginal Service anime

Key Visual teaser via

So far, the characters introduced in the trailer go by these names –

Brian Nightraider, Zeno Stokes, Bolts Dexter, Robin Timbert, Lyra Candyheart, Cyrus N. Kuga, Theodore Tompson, and Peck Desmont.

Now without mentioning who’s playing who, the official website has also confirmed a list of the voice actors. Here’s what they look like (courtesy of Crunchyroll) –

  • Koki Uchiyama (Ikuya in Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club)
  • Hiro Shimono (Dabi in My Hero Academia)
  • Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki in Gintama)
  • Yuichi Nakamura (Gojo in JUJUTSU KAISEN)
  • Kaori Nazuka (Vipère in BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story-)
  • Shinichiro Miki (Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Mamoru Miyano (Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa (Ruthven in The Case Study of Vanitas)

The Marginal Service Casting Campaign gets you a key visual signed by the cast if you win

Here’s what The Marginal Service is doing. They have released the main cast, but they’re playing a game of hide and seek. They have launched a campaign in which you can vote on which voice actor plays which character.

  • If you get it right, there will be a lottery. If you win the lottery, you’ll win a key visual poster that will be signed by the voice actors.
  • The campaign will run till 19:00 PM JST on December 16th. If you want to bet your votes, you can visit the official Twitter page or their official website. 

How to apply for the campaign?

The Marginal Service Voice Acting Anime

Applying is easy, although a little messy.

  1. You first follow the @themarignalservice Twitter account.
  2. After which you put your predictions in a Tweet followed by #themarginalservicecampaign + hashtags of the names of all casts.

Here’s what the campaign tweet will look like –

An example of the campaign
Here’s what a tweet would look like. Easter egg: write the names in Japanese.

We are pretty sure Kaori Nazuka is acting the female character, because, well, common sense. But when it comes to the Japanese voice-acting industry, you’ll be surprised by how many Male VA can impersonate a female character spot on.

On a side note, you’ll probably have to do the hashtags in Japanese. Well, um.. Sorry.

The Marginal Service Anime Staff and Studio

  1. Masayuki Sakoi who directed Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online is directing the anime. Studio 3hz is tasked with animating the anime.
  2. Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya The Evil) is the scriptwriter.
  3. Whereas Yoshio Kosakai (SAO: Gun Gale Online) will take the helm as character designer.

What are Cygames?

  • The specialty of this new anime-original series is that it is produced by Cygames. For the uninitiated, this giant is a Japanese video game-developing studio that has been on the run since 2011.
  • It isn’t new for game-developing companies to venture further into other territories. Initially established under CyberAgent, it has gone on to merge with Nintendo and DeNA.

Cygame’s history includes games such as Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Shadowverse, The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, and Rage of Bahamut. Although it initially began with android game development, it was only in 2015 that the company moves to Console games. This is Cygame’s first venture with producing an anime. However, Cygames has already entered manga, music, and the design market.

SOURCES: Crunchyroll, Twitter Handle of The Anime, Official Website of The Anime, Oricon News Japan

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Rhytham is a Philosophy graduate who founded a state-level organization that promotes anime and Japanese culture in his home state in India. He is also an ardent writer, poet, musician, vocalist, graphic designer, and photoshop artist. He has worked on multiple state and national level conventions. Other than anime, catch him watching western series that really have in themselves the solidity to catch his attention.