Rie Kugimiya, Yuzuru Fujimoto Join Kenichi Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Hikaru Midorikawa, Ami Koshimizu, Daisuke Namikawa also have new roles

This year's ninth issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazne is announcing the cast of the Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi) original video anime (OVA) on Wednesday. Rie Kugimiya (Baby, Please Kill Me!, Fullmetal Alchemist) will star as Miu Furinji, and Yuzuru Fujimoto (Danbōru Senki, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team) will play her grandfather Hayato Furinji.

Most of the voice cast from KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple television anime series the will reprise their roles for the OVA. However, Kugimiya will replace the late Tomoko Kawakami (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time, Revolutionary Girl Utena), and Fujimoto will take the place of Hiroshi Arikawa (Eden of the East: Paradise Lost), who passed away last year.

Other new roles will include Hikaru Midorikawa (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) as Kurando Yakabe, Ami Koshimizu (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) as Tsukasa, and Daisuke Namikawa (Daily Lives of High School Boys, Hetalia) as Shou Kanou. Namikawa played Shokatsukouan in the television anime series.

The same issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday also revealed that the beginning of the anime project will be posted before the first DVD's release on the magazine's Web Sunday site. The first OVA will be bundled with the 46th KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple manga volume on March 14. The second OVA will be included with the manga's 47th volume in May.

Funimation released the KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple television anime series.


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