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Maoyū Maō Yūsha Fantasy Anime's 2nd Promo Reveals Voices

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
January anime adapted from Touno Mamare's light novel; more of cast revealed

The official website for the Maoyū Maō Yūsha television anime began streaming a second promotional video on Tuesday. In the video, the demon queen Demon Queen Maō (played by Ami Koshimizu) asks the hero (Jun Fukuyama), “How about it? Won't you become mine?”, to which the hero says, “I will become the Demon Queen's.”

Tuesday's press conference for the anime also revealed more cast members:

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 Maō (Demon Queen).

The website began streaming the first promotional video in August. 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.

The anime adaptation is slated to premiere in January. Shōji Masuda and Alfa System are developing a social card game that will debut on the GREE platform in December.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

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