Anime Spotlight - Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion

by ANN Staff,
Premiers 0:30 of July 11, 2018 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Takayuki Kuriyama
("Orange" (TV) as Episode Director (ep 2), "Re:CREATORS" (TV) as Episode Director (ep 5))
Series Composition: Shogo Yasukawa
("Alderamin on the Sky" (TV), "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma" (TV))








Introduction

This is a fragment of history that has never been spoken of. It's the story of heroes who refused to give up.

This tale takes place in the 13th century, when the Mongolian Empire was in the midst of spreading their dominance to the east and west. This is what historians studying Nostradamus' prophecies had to say:
"Mongolia was the place that released "Angolmois", the king that would destroy the world. And so, the forces of the Mongolian Empire head for Japan.

The story starts in 1274, right in the middle of the Bun'ei era.

With a new point of view, this anime portrays the Mongol invasion of Japan, the event that changed Japan in the Middle Ages. It shows the struggles and bravery of warriors who stand up against their invaders.

Having lost everything and gaining notoriety as a wanted criminal, Kuchii Jinzaburō takes the helm. The curtain rises on the tales of the battles filled with the hardship and determination of men desperately fighting for their lives.

Character Names & Descriptions

Kuchii Jinzaburō

Voice: Yuuki Ono

A former Kamakura vassal warrior who was exiled to Tsushima Island, where he got caught up in the battle against the Mongols. He is a user of the Gikeiryu, a set of strategies said to originate from Minamoto No Yoshitsune himself. Thanks to this, he is able to read a situation on the battlefield, even if he is in an unfavorable situation. He uses this skill to lead troops on the frontlines.

Teruhi

Voice: Lynn

The daughter of the vassal of Tsushima, Sou Sukekuni. Her beautiful appearance amazes the men around her. She tries to protect Tsushima from the Mongols using Jinzaburō and the other exiled criminals. She is a brave princess who will not waver to take a bow in hand and set off for the battlefield.

Hitari

Voice: Ryota Takeuchi

An exiled men who ended up on Tsushima Island who doesn't speak much. He is skilled at the bow, and is particularly talented at taking shots at long distances.

Abiru Yajirō

Voice: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

The adopted son of Sou Sukekuni. He opposes going to battle with the exiled outsiders at his side.

Nagamine Hangan

Voice: Kensho Ono

The descendant of an exiled "Sakimori"—a soldier stationed at garrisons in the Kyushu region in ancient times—who had been sent to Tsushima long ago. He heads the Toibarai, a military unit that uses Kaneda Castle as its home base.

Cast

Kuchii Jinzaburō
Yuuki Ono
Teruhi
Lynn
Onitakemaru
Rikiya Koyama
Shiraishi Kazuhisa
Kenji Nomura
Chōminpuku
Shiro Saito
Amushi
Shun Horie
Hitari
Ryota Takeuchi
Dōen
Yūsuke Kobayashi
Obusuma Saburō
Kenji Hamada
Sō Sukekuni
Hidekatsu Shibata
Abiru Yajirō
Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Shōni Kagesuke
Shinnosuke Tachibana
Nagamine Hangan
Kensho Ono
Kaitani Gontarō
Volcano Ōta
Kano
Mikako Komatsu
Tatsu
Asumi Yoneyama
Sana
Natsuko Hara
Ryū Fukukō
Takehito Koyasu
Uriyanedi
Kentarou Tone
Kin Hōkei
Takashi Matsuyama

Staff

Original Creator
Nanahiko Takagi
"Angolmois: Genkō Kassen-ki" (serialized in KADOKAWA "Comic Walker")
Director
Takayuki Kuriyama
Assistant Director
Kumiko Habara
Series Composition
Shogo Yasukawa
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
Masayori Komine
Prop Design
Hiroyuki Kanbe, Kazuo Takigawa
Color Design
Emiko Okada
Director of Photography
Toshikazu Kuno
Editing
Shouta Uyama
Music
Shūji Katayama
Sound Direcor
Kisuke Koizumi
Sound Effects
Yasuyuki Imano
Music Production
KADOKAWA
Sound Production
Bit Promotion
Animation Production
NAZ
Production
Angolmois Production Committee
Opening Theme Song
"Braver" performed by STRAIGHTENER (Universal Music)
Ending Theme Song
"Upside Down" performed by SHE'S (Universal Music)

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