Hiroshi Kamiya, Maaya Uchida, Yuuki Kaji Lead Noragami Anime's Cast
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine is announcing the cast for the anime adaptation of Adachitoka's Noragami manga on October 6.
The cast is as follows:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Yato
- Maaya Uchida as Hiyori Iki
- Yuuki Kaji as Yukine
- Aki Toyosaki as Kofuku
- Asami Imai as Tomone (Mayu)
- Daisuke Ono as Daikoku
- Jun Fukuyama as Kazuma
- Mikako Komatsu as Mutsumi
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Bishamon
The cast will be reprising their roles for the drama CD that will be bundled with volume 9 of the manga, which is scheduled to ship on December 17.
The anime is being directed by Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children assistant director, Baccano! episode director) at studio BONES from scripts by Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream). Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Gosick) is designing the characters.
The story follows Yato, a poor minor god living an insignificant life in the human world whose dream is to someday be worshiped by the masses. In hopes of garnering more of a following, he spends his time trying to spread his name by writing his cell phone number on the walls of bathrooms across the city and aiding those in need (for 5 yen). He is, as he likes to call himself, a "delivery god." Hiyori Iki, a daughter from a respectable family, saves Yato from a traffic accident, but is hit instead. Because of this, Hiyori becomes a "Hanyō" — someone whose spirit comes out easily. Hiyori pursues Yato to get her body fixed, and the two begin their journey together with Yato's shinki (a tool gods use), a young boy named Yukine. As the three fight against demons who would seek to harm humans, Yato's past is gradually revealed.
Adachitoka launched the manga in the Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and one-shot manga stories have also run in the spinoff publication Monthly Shōnen Magazine + since that same year. Kodansha released the seventh compiled volume of the manga in June.
Adachitoka's first manga project was the art in the Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen (Alive - The Final Evolution) manga, which Del Rey published in North America. Alive was also slated for a television anime, but the project was suspended and eventually cancelled in 2009 due to the delisting of the Gonzo anime studio from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The anime will premiere on Japanese television in January.
Update: Updated summary.
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