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Gifū Dōdō!! Kanetsugu to Keiji Anime's TV Ads Streamed

posted on 2013-06-22 01:05 EDT
"Samurai Rock" theme by Kenshin's Jin'e actor Kouji Kikkawa featured

The official channel for Comic Zenon began streaming 30-second and 15-second television ads for the Gifū Dōdō!! Kanetsugu to Keiji television anime on Friday. The commercials note the series' cast and staff and feature the theme song "Samurai Rock ~Gifū Dōdō!! ver." by Kouji Kikkawa (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Jin'e Udō).

The series stars Daisuke Namikawa (Fate/Zero, Aquarion Evol) as samurai Naoe Kanetsugu and Takuya Satō (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Cardfight!! Vanguard) as Maeda Keiji. (Historical Japanese names are listed family name first here, while modern names are listed family name last.) Kikkawa is not only singing the theme, but narrating as well.

Bob Shirohata (Hetalia, Hiiro no Kakera) is directing the series at Studio DEEN. Yasuhiro Imagawa (Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen, Berserk) is writing scripts, while the original manga's co-creator Tetsuo Hara (Fist of the North Star) will supervise the production. Masaaki Kanan is in charge of character design, and KAZSIN will score the music. Makoto Shiraishi (DD Hokuto no Ken) will serve as program manager.

Comic Zenon magazine announced in April that a television anime adaptation of Tetsuo Hara's historical manga Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Sake Gatari- had been green-lit. The manga follows the adventures of the real-life samurai Naoe Kanetsugu.

The series will premiere on July 2 on TV Tokyo at 1:40 a.m.


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