Interest Fuse Anime Film's Main Cast Listed
posted on 2012-07-04 09:17 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō (Fuse: A Gun Girl's Detective Story) film adaptation of Kazuki Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel listed the anime's main cast on Tuesday. The film will open in Japan on October 20.
The main cast is as follows:
Minako Kotobuki as Hamaji
Mamoru Miyano as Shino
Kanako Miyamoto as Meido
Katsuyuki Konishi as Dousetsu
Maaya Sakamoto as Funamushi
Hiroshi Kamiya as Makuwari
Hirofumi Nojima as Iesada Tokugawa
In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt dog-human hybrids known as Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.
Masayuki Miyaji (Xam'd: Lost Memories) will debut as a theatrical anime film director with a script by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). Designers Okama (Evangelion remake films) and Seiichi Hashimoto (Xam'd: Lost Memories) and composer Michiru Oshima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) are also contributing.
Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō will be the classic tale's first theatrical anime film adaptation. The Japanese publisher Bungeishunjū is producing the anime as its 90th anniversary commemorative project. Hakus' manga adaptation of Sakuraba's novel began serializing in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine on June 25. The original Hakkenden novel already inspired the Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors video anime series (Geneon Entertainment), the 1999 science-fiction television anime re-imagining, Shin Hakkenden, and numerous other adaptations.