News Rui Tanabe, Chiaki Takahashi Join Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch OVA's Cast
posted on 2014-10-24 08:46 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Joining the cast will be Rui Tanabe as Mitsuyoshi Yagyū, Yōko Hikasa as Benkei Musashibō, Yuiko Tatsumi as Yoshitsune Minamotonokurō, Hideo Ishikawa as Inshun Hōzōin, and Chiaki Takahashi as Himiko.
Returning cast members include:
Masumi Asano as Hakufu Sonsaku(Sun Ce)
Satoshi Hino as Kōkin Shūyū (Zhou Yu)
Chiwa Saito as Shikō Sōjin (Cao Ren)
Hana Takeda as Chūkō Kyocho (Xu Chu)
Hitomi Nabatame as Unchō Kan'u (Guan Yu)
Kei Shindou as Gentoku Ryūbi (Liu Bei)
Mai Kadowaki as Kōmei Shokatsuryō (Zhuge Liang)
Minori Chihara as Ekitoku Chōhi (Zhang Fei)
Shuuhei Sakaguchi as Genjō Kakōton (Xiahou Dun)
Yuko Kaida as Shimei Ryomō (Lu Meng)
Yuu Asakawa as Shiryū Chō'un (Zhao Yun)
The staff is as follows:
Director: Masashi Kudo
Character Design: Rin-Sin
Art Setting: Tsukasa Ohira
Storyboard Director: Midori Yamamoto
Animation Director: Masashi Kudo
Color Key: Hideo Kamiya
Sound Director: Katsunori Shimizu
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
Director of Photography: Koji Tanaka
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Music Production: Kadokawa, Media Factory
Animation Production: Arms
The anime will be split into to two episodes, with the first premiering on Japanese television station AT-X on December 21, and the second premiering on December 28. Screenings on Tokyo MX and BS11 are currently in the planning stages. The anime will then be released in Japan on home video on February 25.
Yui Sakakibara will perform the anime's main theme song, "Endless fighter."
Geneon Entertainment once released the first Ikkitousen anime series in North America, and Funimation then picked up the license. Media Blasters had licensed both the second Ikkitousen anime series, Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny, and the third series, Ikkitousen Great Guardians, but Funimation picked up the license for Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians.
The last entries in the franchise, Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor and Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku, debuted in 2010 and 2011. Funimation licensed Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor with Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku.