Shinra Banshō Cards Get Anime 'Feature' With Hiroshi Kamiya

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Ayumu Murase, Yuuki Kaji, others join cast for anime of Bandai's trading cards

Japanese streaming service niconico announced on Monday that it will stream a new anime for Bandai's Shinra Banshō Choco trading card series this month. The first "feature-length anime" in the franchise will celebrate its 10th anniversary, and will feature a story from the newest set of cards for the series, Shinra Banshō Choco ~Tenchinmei no Shō~.

Hiroshi Kamiya will return from an earlier promotional video to play the protagonist Moebius. The rest of the cast is as follows:

Ayumu Murase as Ark
Yuuki Kaji as Apollo
Ayane Sakura as Arcana
Saori Hayami as Noin
Hikaru Midorikawa as Saiga
Masaya Takatsuka as Sirius
Ayumi Fujimura as Polaris
Daisuke Namikawa as Ryuuga
Miyuki Sawashiro as Shizuku
Yuuki Ono as Maxius
Hiro Shimono as Sai
Yukana as Izuna
Junichi Suwabe as Raisen
Junko Minagawa as Ballanciel

Niconico will stream the program on June 29 at 7:00 a.m. in Japan (6:00 p.m. EDT on June 28). The stream will only be available in Japan. The livestream event will also include a video comment by Kamiya.

Bandai previously streamed an anime ad for the series in March.

Shinra Banshō Choco is Bandai's snack and collectible trading card series. Each collectible card produced by Bandai is packaged with a chocolate wafer. The mascot for the series is named Waferman. Bandai launched the first batch in its newest set, Shinra Banshō Choco: Tenchi Shinmei no Shō, on April 7. The second batch in the set will premiere on July 7.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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