Sentai Filmworks Adds Ōkamikakushi TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Ōkamikakushi television anime series under the name Okamikakushi - Masque of the Wolf. The company will release the 12-episode series later this year digitally and on subtitled DVD.
Sentai Filmworks describes the series as follows:
From the moment Hiroshi and his family arrive in Jōga, he senses something odd about the isolated village. It's not that the people are cold and aloof. Except for his beautiful class president, Nemuru, most welcome him quite warmly. But some also simply disappear. Students transfer out of his school without any notice, and Hiroshi's next door neighbor Isuzu, who seems quite infatuated with him, warns him to stay away from the old part of town. The upcoming Haasaku Festival, which celebrates the town's unique oranges, seems to be generating an unusual level of concern, and groups of masked people roam the streets by night, hunting… something. Could the legends of man-sized wolves roaming the mountains surrounding Jōga be real? Who is the girl with the scythe? What is the real purpose of the festival? And how does this all revolve around something called a Temptation? Hiroshi and his new circle of friends have little time to solve these riddles before the answers will become far more dangerous and personal than he could ever imagine! Beneath the mask of society and the skin of humanity, something ancient awaits in Okamikakushi - Masque of the Wolf!
The 2010 series is based on Konami's PlayStation Portable adventure game of the same name. The mystery game features creator and director Ryukishi07 (When They Cry - Higurashi, Umineko no Naku Koro ni) and the character designer duo Peach-Pit (Rozen Maiden, Shugo Chara!, DearS).
Nobuhiro Takamoto (07-Ghost, Beelzebub) directed the series at studio AIC, and Touko Machida (Lucky Star, The [email protected]) handled the series composition. Atsuko Watanabe (Cat God, Valkyria Chronicles) adapted Peach-Pit's designs for animation and Takumi Ozawa (Aria the Scarlet Ammo) handled the music. The show stars Yū Kobayashi as Hiroshi Kuzumi, Emiri Katō as Isuzu Tsumuhana, Fumihiko Tachiki as Shigetsugu Kushinada, and Katsuyuki Konishi as Miyuki Washiu.
Update: Background information added.
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