News The Silver Guardian Anime Adds 8 Cast Members
posted on 2017-04-17 01:00 EDT
Sara Matsumoto as Wanchoi
Yuuto Suzuki as Ranshō
Satomi Akesaka as Eru
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Ling
Takayuki Sugo as Riku Yuuki
They join the main cast:
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX1 on April 1. Each episode is 15 minutes long. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan, and Funimation will begin streaming an English dub on May 3.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
The protagonist, Riku Suigin is a pro-level gamer. The heroine, Riku Rei, knows of this and is the most beautiful girl in school and also loves video games. Suigin receives a device to play a net game called “Grave Buster” from Rei, but Rei is suddenly kidnapped. When Rei puts his hand on the device, he's sucked into the world of the game. And in that world, a battle between the tomb raiders and tomb protectors for the tomb of the mother goddess Bango's tomb has been going on for 1000 years.
The Silver Guardian has a different staff than the staff that was announced last March. Masahiko Ohkura (Yukikaze, Blue Drop) is directing the anime at Haoliners Emon, and is also handling the series composition alongside Hidefumi Kimura (Uta∽Kata, Kiddy Grade). Yoshiaki Tsubata (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Minako Seki (both seasons of Kingdom) is composing the music.
The original Chinese web comic Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén has more than 418 million views since March 2016. The anime project was first revealed in December 2015 as Emon Animation Company's first anime project.