Yuuki Kaji, Aoi Yūki Join One-Punch Man TV Anime's Cast

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Space Dandy's Shingo Natsume to direct series based on Yūsuke Murata, ONE's manga

The official website for the One-Punch Man television anime series revealed the cast members for Sonic and Tatsumaki (Tornado) on Friday.

Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren, World Trigger's Osamu Mikumo) as Speed of Sound Sonic (Onsoku no Sonic)
A self-proclaimed "strongest ninja" who takes on any jobs from assassination to being a bodyguard. He persistently continues to pursue Saitama.

Aoi Yūki (Madoka Magica's Madoka, Sword Art Online II's Yuuki) as Tornado of Terror (Senritsu no Tatsumaki)
An S-class rank 2 hero. She is an esper who brings down her enemies with supernatural attacks. Her outward appearance is that of a little girl but she is in fact an adult.

The two cast members join the previously-revealed main cast:

Makoto Furukawa (Aldnoah.Zero's Shigou Kakei, Golden Time's Banri Tada) as Saitama
A man who underwent special training for three years and gained unrivaled powers. He took up being a hero as a hobby.

Kaito Ishikawa (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet's Ledo, Haikyu!!'s Tobio Kageyama) as Genos
A young man who is a cyborg. He admires Saitama and becomes his apprentice.

Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the series at Studio Madhouse (Summer Wars, Hunter x Hunter). Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary) is handling the series composition, and Chikashi Kubota (From the New World, Robotics;Notes) is serving as character designer.

Shueisha's website for the Natsu-Comi 2015 campaign had listed that the anime would premiere in October, but the official website for the anime series has not yet confirmed a premiere date.

Yūsuke Murata's manga series revolves around the titular super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.

Murata's manga series adapts ONE's original web manga of the same name. Murata's manga is currently running on Shueisha's free Tonari no Young Jump spinoff website. The series passed the 2.2-million mark in November 2013, the 3.4-million mark in May 2014, and the 4.5-million mark in November. Shueisha published the eighth compiled volume on April 3.

One-Punch Man is currently serialized in Viz Media's English-language digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Images © ONE, Yūsuke Murata / Shueisha, Hero Association Headquarters

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