Hōzuki no Reitetsu Anime's Promo Streamed With English Subtitles
posted on by Egan Loo
Starchild began streaming the third promotional video for the Hōzuki no Reitetsu television anime with English subtitles on Friday. The video features the opening theme song "Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai" (You Also Dictate Hell's Judgment) by Jigoku no Sata All Stars (Hell's Judgment All Stars), a group of the series' main cast members. (The song title is a parody of the Japanese saying "Jigoku no sata mo kane shidai" or "Money also dictates hell's judgment.")
The company also opened an English-language website for this adaptation of Natsumi Eguchi's supernatural manga.
The dark comedy revolves around Hōzuki, the fierce aide to the Great King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell.
The video introduces the cast:
Not shown in the video are:
Before this video, there were a commercial and two previous promotional videos without English subtitles:
Hiro Kaburaki (Kimi ni Todoke, My Little Monster) is directing the series (and its dialogue recording) at Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal) with Norihiro Naganuma (Kimi ni Todoke, My Little Monster) as assistant director. Midori Gotou (Loups=Garous - The Motion Picture, Guilty Crown) is in charge of the series scripts and setting, while Hirotaka Katō (Hal) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Tomisiro (Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne) is composing music with Starchild Records, and Sound Team Don Juan is producing the sound. Sumire Uesaka (voice of Peach Maki) will sing the ending theme song.
The anime will premiere in Japan in January. The CD with the opening theme song will go on sale on February 19.
Eguchi began the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2011, and Kodansha published the 11th compiled volume in November. The manga was nominated for the fifth Manga Taisho Award last year, and was also chosen as a jury selection at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards last year.
Thanks to WTK for the news tip
Images © Natsumi Eguchi, Kodansha/Hōzuki no Reitetsu Production Committee