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Rio Sasaki, Yuuna Watanabe Co-Star in Mushishi Anime Special

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yuto Nakano returns as Ginko in 1-hour special on January 4

The official website for the upcoming one-hour Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamukage (Mushishi Special: Sun-Eating Shade) anime special revealed the cast on Monday.

Yuto Nakano is returning to star as Ginko, and Mika Doi will again serve as the narrator. Additionally, Rio Sasaki will play Hinata, and 11-year-old Yuuna Watanabe will play Hiyori.

Hiroshi Nagahama is returning to direct the special at animation studio Artland. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is also returning to serve as character designer and chief animation director.

The website has also revealed more staff members:

Art Director: Takeshi Waki
Technical Adviser: Yoshihisa Oyama
Director of Photography: Takeshi Kuchiba
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura
Music: Toshio Masuda
Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka

The anime special will air on January 4 at 11:30 p.m. on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11. Additionally, the special will stream on Niconico.

The upcoming special is is based on Yuki Urushibara's two-chapter extra that Kodansha is publishing in the January and February issues of the Afternoon magazine, which are shipping on November 25 and December 25 respectively.

Urushibara's manga began in 1995, and finished in Afternoon in 2008. Del Rey published the the manga, and Funimation released Hiroshi Nagahama and Artland's anime adaptation and Katsuhiro Otomo's live-action film version in North America.

Source: Comic Natalie

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