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Lazarus Defiance
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Created by:

Aaron Montalvo
Toei Company
Hasbro
Julie McNally-Cahill
Timothy Cahill
Shotaro Ishinomori
Nisio Isin
Akira Akatsuki
Hideaki Sorachi
Matt Groening
J.G. Quintel

Developed by:

Aaron Montalvo
Seiji Mizushima

Genre:

Action/Adventure
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Crossover
Comedy-drama

Story and Structure:

Aaron Montalvo

Studio:

NaruIchi97/AtomicRanger97 Entertainment Studios Inc.
Studio Pierrot
We've
ADK
TV Asahi
Hakuhodo DY Media Partners
Bandai Visual

Distributed by:

FUNimation Entertainment
FremantleMedia Enterprises
Warner Bros. Animation

Japanese Voice Cast:

Saori Hayami
Mikoi Sasaki
Mamoru Miyano
Chie Kojiro
Kenichi Suzumura
Yoichi Masukawa
Yuki Ono
Tomokazu Sugita

English Voice Cast:

Ashleigh Ball
Todd Haberkorn
Bryce Papenbrook
Yeardley Smith
J.G. Quintel
William Salyers
Andrew Love
Steve Blum

Lazarus Defiance (known as Aaron Montalvo's Lazarus Defiance; Japanese: ラザロディファイアンス, Hepburn: Razarodifaiansu) is an upcoming Japanese-American anime crossover series from NaruIchi97/AtomicRanger97 Entertainment Studios Inc. and an animation production by Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Yu Yu Hakusho) It is the fourth title in the NaruIchi97 X-Over Fanon Series Franchise. The series is rated TV-14 and TV-MA and it will air in 2013. The series is licensed by Warner Bros. Animation, FremantleMedia Enterprises and FUNimation Entertainment with an english dub produced by NaruIchi97/AtomicRanger97 Entertainment Studios Inc.

About the ShowEdit

The series is a crossover mainly of Kamen Rider (with Fourze as the Main character), Littlest Pet Shop, The Simpsons, Regular Show, Medaka Box and Gintama. (Counting 3 cartoons, 2 anime and one tokusatsu series) and adding some OC exclusive to the anime. Aaron Montalvo serves as the story writer as well as the co-writer with Yosuke Kuroda, The character designs made by Shingo Adachi, Ikuo Kuwana, and Shinji Takeuchi, and Studio Pierrot animates the series.

PlotEdit

A dark alien force led by Anthro-Squid/catfish hybrid alien named Dark Lazarus (Yami Lazaro in Japan) caused a disaster bringing six worlds together into one. As Blythe Baxter is spending the day with her pets, a problem happens after the invasion and the combination of all worlds, and she meets a young boy who came from outer space, has no memory of what he is or where he came from, despite being a human and all, but realized to name himself Shinji Iwakami (as Blythe thinks he came from outer space by Japanese Aliens and all) but has a memory about the actions that Dark Lazarus has made, ending up to meet Gentaro Kisaragi, a former Amanogawa high-school student, and still a Kamen Rider named Fourze, Mordecai and Rigby, the two 20-year-old anthro slacking animals, Lisa and Bart Simpson, the Simpson's children, Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, a freshman of the Hakoniwa Academy, the Student Council's manager and Medaka Kurokami's childhood friend, and last but not least, Gintoki Sakata, the most arrogant samurai of Edo and a worker at Odd Jobs Yorozuya Gin-chan. As Blythe and the others gained weapons to defeat Dark Lazarus, they must work together as one with Shinji to bring their worlds back to normal.

Character CastEdit

Main Characters

  • Blythe Baxter (CV: Saori Hayami, Ashleigh Ball [English])
  • Shinji Iwakami (CV: Mikoi Sasaki, Todd Haberkorn [English]) [OC]
  • Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze (CV: Mamoru Miyano, Bryce Papenbrook [English])
  • Mordecai (CV: Kenichi Suzumura, J.G. Quintel [English])
  • Rigby (CV: Yoichi Masukawa, William Salyers [English])
  • Lisa Simpson (CV: Chie Kojiro, Yearley Smith [English])
  • Bart Simpson (CV: Junko Hori, Nancy Cartwright [English])
  • Zenkichi Hitoyoshi (CV: Yuki Ono, Andrew Love [English])
  • Gintoki Sakata (CV: Tomokazu Sugita, Steven Blum [English]

Main Supporting CharactersEdit

  • Zoe Trent (CV: Mie Sonozaki, Nicole Oliver [English])
  • Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor (CV: Kisho Taniyama, Troy Baker [English])
  • Skips (CV: Jouji Nakata, Mark Hamill [English])
  • Muscle Man (CV: Yasuhiro Takato, Sam Marin [English])
  • Homer Simpson (CV: Toru Ohira, Dan Castellaneta [English])
  • Medaka Kurokami (CV: Aki Toyosaki, Shelley Calene-Black [English])
  • Shinpachi Shimura (CV: Daisuke Sakaguchi, Yuri Lowenthal [English])
  • Kagura (CV: Rie Kugimiya, Erin Fitzgerald [English])

AntagonistsEdit

  • Dark Lazarus (CV: Norio Wakamoto, Lance Henriksen [English])
  • Russ Cargill (CV: Tomomichi Nishimura, Albert Brooks [English])
  • Misogi Kumagawa (CV: Megumi Ogata, Greg Ayres [English])
  • Whittany/Brittany Bizkit (CV: Mariya Ise, Shannon Chan-Kent [English])
  • Garrett Bobby Ferguson Jr. (CV: Ryo Horikawa, Roger Craig Smith [English])
  • Garrett Bobby Ferguson Sr. (CV: Wataru Takagi, Sam Marin [English])

Major/Minor Supporting CharactersEdit

  • Roger Baxter (CV: Toshiyuki Morikawa, Michael Kopsa [English])
  • Ms. Anna Twombly (CV: Masako Katsuki, Kathleen Barr [English])
  • Pepper Clark (CV: Junko Takeuchi, Tabitha St. Germain [English])
  • Penny Ling (CV: Nana Mizuki, Jocelyn Loewen [English])
  • Minka Mark (CV: Aya Hirano, Kira Tozer [English])
  • Russell Ferguson (CV: Yuki Kaji, Samuel Vincent [English])
  • Vinnie Terrio (CV: Tomohiro Nishimura, Kyle Rideout [English])
  • Sunil Nevla (CV: Hiroaki Hirata, Peter New [English])
  • Buttercream Sundae (CV: Suzuko Mimori, Cathy Weseluck [English])
  • Sugar Sprinkles (CV: Kaori Mizuhashi, Kelly Metzger [English])
  • Gail Trent (CV: Yuko Sanpei, Tabitha St. Germain [English])
  • Digby (CV: Takehito Koyasu, Peter New [English])
  • Youngmee Song (CV: KAORI, Shannon Chan-Kent [English])
  • Christie Song (CV: Chizu Yonemoto, Kira Tozer [English])
  • Sue Patterson (CV: Yuko Goto, Kira Tozer [English])
  • Jasper Jones (CV: Rica Matsumoto, Kathleen Barr [English])
  • Josh Sharp (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya, Samuel Vincent [English])
  • Fisher Bizkit (CV: Taketora, Samuel Vincent [English])
  • Katsura Kotaro (CV: Akira Ishida, Kirk Thornton [English])
  • Toshiro Hijikata (CV: Kazuya Nakai, Matthew Mercer [English])
  • Sougo Okita (CV: Kenichi Suzumura, Benjamin Diskin [English])
  • Isao Kondo (CV: Susumu Chiba, Patrick Seitz [English])
  • Ayame Sarutobi (CV: Yuu Kobayashi, Ali Hillis [English])
  • Tae Shimura (CV: Satsuki Yukino, Cherami Leigh [English])
  • Otose (CV: Kujira, Debi Mae West [English])
  • Catherine (CV: Yuu Sugimoto, Tara Strong [English])
  • Kouki Akune (CV: Daisuke Namikawa, Tyler Galindo [English])
  • Mogane Kikajima (CV: Ai Kayano, Maggie Flecknoe [English])
  • Hansode Shiranui (CV: Emiri Kato, Hilary Haag [English])
  • Meguro Kurokami (CV: Junichi Suwabe, Chris Patton [English])
  • Youka Naze/Kujira Kurokami (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro, Jamie Marchi [English])
  • Marge Simpson (CV: Miyuki Ichijou, Julie Kavner [English])
  • Abe Simpson (CV: Junpei Takiguchi, Dan Castellaneta [English])
  • Moe Szyslak (CV: Minoru Inaba, Hank Azaria [English])
  • Kengo Utahoshi (CV: Kensho Ono, Yuri Lowenthal [English])
  • Yuki Jojima (CV: Kaori Ishihara, Kira Buckland [English])
  • Miu Kazashiro (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro, Erin Fitzgerald [English])
  • Shun Daimonji (CV: Junichi Suwabe, Matthew Mercer [English])
  • Tomoko Nozama (CV: Chiwa Saito, Christine Marie Cabanos [English])
  • JK (CV: Tetsuya Kakihara, Brian Beacock [English])
  • Pops (CV: Daisuke Ono, Sam Marin [English])
  • Benson (CV: Hiroki Takahashi, Sam Marin [English])
  • High Five Ghost (CV: Akira Ishida, J.G. Quintel [English])
  • Margaret (CV: Yuki Matsuoka, Janie Haddad [English])
  • Eileen (CV: Yukana, Minty Lewis [English])
  • Thomas (CV: Junichi Suwabe, Roger Craig Smith [English])

EpisodesEdit

Main article: Lazarus Defiance/Episodes

According to its announcement, the total of 52 episodes are both separated in 2 seasons as starting in July 6th with the first season with a total of 26 episodes, which it will start airing with the first episode on the TV Asahi network. Also, they have confirmed that Lazarus Defiance will have its english dub debut in AtomicRanger97 Network's Toonami in September of 2013 on Sundays.  The international debut of the series will be released in late 2013/early 2014 according to its announcement by co-distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises.

AiringsEdit

  • Japan - TV Asahi, BS Asahi, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
  • United States - AtomicRanger97 Network (Toonami), NaruIchi97 Anitoku, FUNimation Channel, Neon Alley
  • Canada - NI97 Jetstream, G4, Neon Alley
  • Latin America - NaruIchi97MAX, Warner Channel
  • Asia - ABS-CBN [Phillipines], Animax (Every Asian Country)
  • Europe - 2x2 [Russia], MTV [UK]
  • Australia - ABC3

MangaEdit

The manga is written by Yosuke Kuroda with a story by Aaron Montalvo and illustration by Sushio. The manga will be released in August 2013 and published by Kodansha.

FilmsEdit

Lazarus Defiance: The Movie - God's SwordEdit

Lazarus Defiance: The Movie - God's Sword has been announced and planned to be released in December 2013 in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D in Japanese theatres. It also announced that the english dub will release in early 2014. The movie will feature characters from both Grojband and the IDOLM@STER anime. The movie is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Asmik Ace in Japan, while worldwide, it is distributed by Warner Independent Pictures with FUNimation Entertainment to license the film.

Defiance Dimension: Crossover Rider Dimensions X Lazarus DefianceEdit

A crossover movie has been planned by MasterPikachu6 and collaborating with NaruIchi97 for the movie. No information of the film has been made yet. Still it is unknown when it going to be due to Aaron's possibilities of knowing that MP6 hates Littlest Pet Shop due to his hate towards the Equestria Girls movie. On August 2nd, it has announced that days or months ago MP6 likes LPS, making the rest of their crossover collabs as all good. 

Lazarus Defiance X Harmony Unleashed: Equestrian Trinity: Project UltimatumEdit

No information about the crossover movie has been made yet.

Video GamesEdit

Lazarus Defiance: Highlander's AdrenalineEdit

An upcoming action game developed by CyberConnect2 and A.M. Games is in development with a release date expected to be in Q1 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable. The game is published by Konami.

Crossover Rider X Harmony Unleashed X Lazarus Defiance: Triple Threat TitansEdit

Crossover Rider X Harmony Unleashed X Lazarus Defiance: Triple Threat Titans is a crossover action game featuring 2 franchises from NI97 and a franchise from MP6 as part of the MasterPikachu6 X NaruIchi97 Franchise. The game is developed by MP6 Interactive and A.M. Games and published by Aksys Games in North America, SNK Playmore in Japan and Zen United in Europe.

MusicEdit

  • Composer: Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Music Work: Warner Music Group, Lantis

Opening ThemesEdit

Ending ThemesEdit

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