Hakyū Hoshin Engi Anime Reveals New Key Visual
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The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 on January 12, and then will air on AT-X on January 13. The show will stream in Japan exclusively on AbemaTV. The official website is listing the anime with 23 episodes plus a special episode on the eighth and final home video release.
Masahiro Aizawa is directing at C-Station, and Natsuko Takahashi is in charge of the series scripts written by Yoshiki Ōkusa and Rintarou Ikeda. Yoshimitsu Yamashita is designing the characters, while Maiko Iuchi is composing the music. Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas are performing the opening theme song "Keep the Heat and Fire Yourself Up," and Nagi Yanagi is performing the ending theme song "Madoi Mirai."
Fujisaki's 23-volume manga originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996-2000, and a new short manga will launch this spring. The manga is roughly based on the ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The fantasy manga and the first anime adaptation take place thousands of years ago. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of a powerful dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The Confederation of the Immortal Masters plan a bold mission: they send a young master wizard to hunt down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.