Ami Koshimizu, Jun Fukuyama Lead Maoyū Maō Yūsha Anime Cast
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Touno Mamare's Maoyū Maō Yūsha (Archenemy and Hero) fantasy novel series revealed the Winter premiere date and the main voice cast on Monday:
- Ami Koshimizu as M.A.O (Demon Queen)
- Jun Fukuyama as Yūsha (Hero)
- Chiwa Saito as Maid-chō (Head Maid)
- Haruka Tomatsu as Maid-ane (Older Maid Sister)
- Nao Tōyama as Maid-imōto (Younger Maid Sister)
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Jokishi (Female Knight)
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Seinen Shōnin (Young Merchant)
The same cast voiced the drama CD adaptation and the read-aloud version of the light novel series.
The story centers around Yūsha (Hero), a fighter in a war that humans and demons have waged for 15 years. The humans have infiltrated the demons' territory, but Hero is separated from his three companions before he enters the castle of M.A.O (Demon Queen).
Yūsha confronts M.A.O alone about the destructive war that the demons have imposed on humans. However, M.A.O tells him that the war has created a reason for humans to work together and improved human society overall. She convinces him that humans would fall into a bloody civil war without their battles against the demons. To prevent such a conflict, Yūsha decides to join forces with M.A.O.
Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Yosuga no Sora, So, I Can't Play H!) is directing the anime at the studio ARMS. Naruhisa Arakawa (Spice and Wolf, Kingdom, So, I Can't Play H!, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!) is in charge of the series scripts, and Masashi Kudo (Bleach, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, The Wings of Rean) and Hiroaki Karasu (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st animation director) are designing the characters. Takeshi Hama (Kobato.) is scoring the music.
Touno Mamare began the story as an online novel on the 2channel forum before Enterbrain began publishing the series in 2010. Its first five volumes have sold over 450,000 copies, and there are also Episode 1: Nire no Kuni no Jo-Mahō Tsukai (The Sorceress of the Country of Elm) and Episode 0: Sakyū no Kuni no Yumi-zukai (The Archer of the Country of Dunes) spinoff novels. The series has already received several manga adaptations.
Image © Touno Mamare/PUBLISHED BY ENTERBRAIN,INC/Project M.A.Oyū
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