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Sentai Filmworks Adds Hōzuki no Reitetsu Supernatural Anime

posted on 2014-01-02 15:10 EST
Crunchyroll to stream dark comedy series premiering on January 9

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki no Reitetsu supernatural manga. The company noted it will release the series soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

Media distribution service Crunchyroll also announced on Thursday that it will stream the series on Thursdays starting on January 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST for premium members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Turkey, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Free users in the same countries will be able to watch new episodes one week later.

The dark comedy revolves around Hōzuki (Hiroki Yasumoto), the fierce aide to the Great King Enma (Takashi Nagasako). Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell. Other cast members include Touko Aoyama as Nasubi, Tetsuya Kakihara as Karauri, Daisuke Hirakawa as Momotarō, Takashi Matsuyama as Rurio, Yumiko Kobayashi as Shiro, Hiroki Gotou as Kakisuke, Eri Kitamura as Okō, Koji Yusa as Hakutaku, and Sumire Uesaka as Peach Maki.

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.

Jigoku no Sata All Stars (Hell's Judgment All Stars), a group of the series' main cast members, is performing opening theme song "Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai" (You Also Dictate Hell's Judgment). Uesaka is performing the ending theme song.

The series will premiere in Japan on January 9.


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