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Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Kouki Uchiyama to Star in Zetsuen no Tempest Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV anime directed by Sword of the Stranger's Masahiro Ando to premiere in October

This year's August issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine revealed the main cast for the Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster television anime series on Thursday.

Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara!!'s Mikado Ryūgamine, You and Me.'s Shun Matsuoka) will star as Mahiro Fuwa, and Kōki Uchiyama (Soul Eater's title character, tsuritama's Natsuki Usami, You and Me.'s Yuuta Asaba) will star as Yoshino Takigawa.

The series is adapting Kyou Shirodaira, Arihide Sano, and Ren Saizaki's fantasy mystery manga. The story centers around Yoshino, an ordinary high school student with a mysterious friend named Mahiro. Mahiro made a deal with a witch named Hakaze to hunt down the killers of his parents and sister. Now Mahiro is missing, and Hakaze confronts Yoshino. Yoshino find himself involved in a crisis that may doom the entire world.

Studio Bones is producing the project. Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger, Hana-Saku Iroha) is directing the film, and Mari Okada (Black Butler, anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha) is serving as series script editor. The anime will premiere in October.

The manga has been running in Monthly Shonen Gangan since 2009, and Square Enix shipped the sixth compiled book volume in May.

Sources: Manga-News, Comic Natalie

Image © Kyou Shirodaira, Arihide Sano, Ren Saizaki / Zetsuen no Tempest Production CommitteeMBS

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