Lance N' Masques TV Anime to Air This Fall

posted on by Karen Ressler

The official website for the Lance N' Masques television anime announced on Friday that the series will premiere this fall on TBS.

Lance N' Masques is adapted from Hideaki Koyasu's battle action novel series revolving around Yōtarō Hanafusa, a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, "Knights of the World." As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask. One day he meets a girl named Makio Kidōin, and when finding that she lives alone, decides to watch over her. Novel illustrator Shino (Sunday Without God) is collaborating on the anime to depict scenes of everyday life and battles that Shino had not drawn for the light novels.

Kyōhei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi (Saki - The Nationals, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, The Severing Crime Edge). Koyasu (Akikan!, GJ Club, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital) himself will be supervising and writing the series scripts. (Studio Gokumi had edited the light novel series before being in charge of the anime production.)

The cast includes:

  • Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal's Onoda) as Yōtarō Hanabusa
  • Ari Ozawa (The Rolling Girls' Nozomi) as Makio Kidōin
  • Manami Numakura (The [email protected]'s Hibiki) as Yoriko Sudō
  • Suzuko Mimori (Love Live! School idol project's Umi) as Alice Cleveland

Ponycan USA will localize the series for North America, and plans to dub the series if it performs well.

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