News 7th Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Video Anime's Launch Ad Streamed
posted on 2014-05-16 03:40 EDT
Shogakukan's Web Sunday site began streaming a 30-second commercial for the two-part original video anime (OVA) bundled with Shun Matsuena's 56th Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) manga volume on Friday. Shogakukan is also streaming a 15-second commercial for the guidebook on the series. The first ad features the song "Higher Ground" by Tomokazu Seki.
In the commercial, Kenichi clashes with the King of Tidat, Jihan. He also mentions that the OVA will include an a bonus anime, "Shaamu no Akiba Tanbo" ("Shaamu's Akiba Tour"), as well as the clean opening and ending anime sequences and a trailer.
The new DVD stars:
- Tomokazu Seki as Kenichi Shirahama
- Rie Kugimiya as Miu Furinji
- Yuzuru Fujimoto as Hayato Fūrinji
- Juurouta Kosugi as Akisame Koetsuji
- Unshou Ishizuka as Shio Sakaki
- Issei Futamata as Kensei Ma
- Hiroya Ishimaru as Apachai Hopachai
- Mamiko Noto as Shigure Kosaka
- Shinpachi Tsuji, as Junazaado
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Jihan
- Haruna Ikezawa as Shaamu
- Masashi Sugawara as Boris
Hiroshi Ishiodori once again directed the project at Brains Base, and Eizō Kobayashi wrote the scripts. Keiji Inai scored the music. Shogakukan shipped the limited edition bundle in Japan on Friday.
The OVA series began airing on the Tokyo MX TV network on April 9 at 1:00 a.m.
Six original video anime volumes (with a collected nine episodes) were previously bundled with manga volumes since 2012. The sixth original video anime volume (with episodes 8 and 9 plus a bonus anime) shipped with the 55th manga volume on February 14. The manga already inspired a television anime series that Funimation released in North America.