News Hiroshi Kamiya, Maaya Uchida, Yuuki Kaji Lead Noragami Anime's Cast
posted on 2013-09-30 09:26 EDT
The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine is announcing the cast for the anime adaptation of Adachitoka's Noragami manga on October 6.
The cast is as follows:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Yoto
- Maaya Uchida as Hiyori Iki
- Yuuki Kaji as Yukine
- Aki Toyosaki as Kofuku
- Asami Imai as Tomone (Mayu)
- Daisuke Ono as Daikoku
- Jun Fukuyama as Kazuma
- Mikako Komatsu as Mutsumi
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Bishamon
The cast will be reprising their roles for the drama CD that will be bundled with volume 9 of the manga, which is scheduled to ship on December 17.
The anime is being directed by Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children assistant director, Baccano! episode director) at studio BONES from scripts by Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream). Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Gosick) is designing the characters.
At the boundary between this realm and another, there live eight million gods, dead spirits who serve the gods, and other assorted spirits who help and meddle in the affairs of humans. A sweet middle school girl named Hiyori Iki has been enduring bullying from her classmates, and she goes to the restroom by herself to cry. Scrawled on the bathroom wall is a phone number and the message, "I solve your troubles."
Adachitoka launched the manga in the Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and one-shot manga stories have also run in the spinoff publication Monthly Shōnen Magazine + since that same year. Kodansha released the seventh compiled volume of the manga in June.
Adachitoka's first manga project was the art in the Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen (Alive - The Final Evolution) manga, which Del Rey published in North America. Alive was also slated for a television anime, but the project was suspended and eventually cancelled in 2009 due to the delisting of the Gonzo anime studio from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The anime will premiere on Japanese television in January.