News Onigiri Anime's Main Cast, Key Visual Revealed
posted on 2016-02-25 12:00 EST
The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Cyberstep's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Onigiri revealed two main cast members on Wednesday. The website has also revealed sample voice clips for the characters.
Aina Suzuki (Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Mari Ohara) as Shizuka Gozen
Eriko Matsui (Nurse Witch Komugi R's Rei) as Yoshitsune
The website will reveal the voice actresses for Ibaraki-dōji, Kaguya, and Amaterasu on February 29. The official website has also revealed the show's key visual:
The series will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji on April 7 at 1:00 a.m.
CyberStep describes the story:
Onigiri thrusts its players into mystical Japan, a land filled with mythical creatures of Japanese legend. Starting as a lone Oni, players fight against the malevolent influence of the Kamikui as their miasma spreads over the land. 8 NPCS, each with their own distinct personality and skills, ally themselves with the player to help build a legend, and quell the evil that has arisen. As you grow stronger together, so do the bonds binding you to each other.
Takashi Yamamoto (Final Approach, Nanatsuiro Drops) will direct the series at Pierrot Plus (Beelzebub, Sabagebu!). Takamitsu Kouno (Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Abnormal Physiology Seminar) is handling series composition with Takashi Aoshima (Himouto! Umaruchan, If Her Flag Breaks) and Atsushi Oka (Ojisan to Marshmallow) collaborating on the scripts. Yukiko Ibe (Nanatsuiro Drops, Jewelpet Twinkle) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Satoshi Shibata (Rainbow Days) is serving as art director and background artist. Junko Tsukidate (Lady Jewelpet) is handling color design and Kazutoshi Azuma (Isuca) is handling prop design. Zack Promotion is in charge of sound production.
Starmarie will perform the show's opening theme song "Hime wa Rankiryū☆Goikkō-sama."