K Return of Kings TV Anime Casts Rie Kugimiya, Houchu Ohtsuka
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K: Return of Kings, the second season of the K television anime, unveiled two new Green Clan characters and their cast members on Thursday. Rie Kugimiya plays Sukuna Shijō (pictured left in image below), a Green Clan "jungle" leader. Houchu Ohtsuka plays another "jungle" leader, Tenkei Iwafune (pictured right).
The K Image Blu-ray Return of Kings Prelude -Come Back- jacket art and the disc's Animate original bonus items (three randomly distributed sets of two mini sketches by director/character designer Shingo Suzuki) also debuted:
The second K stage play run will run from August 5 to August 15 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo, and then from August 19 to August 22 at the Mielparque Osaka.
The website describes the story of the new anime season:
In modern Japan, where history has strangely overlapped with reality. There, seven "Kings" with great superpowers existed. Along with their clansman to whom they shared their own power with, the kings each formed clans. Order bound by blue, red flames that cause chaos, irregularities that shine in white, and reforms branched off into green. The Kings, each with their own abilities, now...
The Blue King Reisi Munakata, the leader of the Blue Clan "Scepter 4," held great responsibilities on his back. The tower that Gold King Daikaku Kokujōji supervised called the Dresden Slate was still on his mind, and he felt a great burden by killing the previous Red King, Mikoto Suoh.
On the other hand, the former Red Clan "Homra" clansman Anna Kushina experienced the attacks from the Green Clan "jungle" and awakened as the next Red King. By doing this, she bound her comrades through a strong bond once again.
Finally, White Clan members Neko and Kuroh believe that the White King Yashiro is still alive, and seek his whereabouts. However, it was not just them searching for the White King. The Green King Nagare Hisui once again...
With "jungle" once again jumping back into action, the fates of the various Kings are brought together.
Text: Each of their bonds are...
The cast will star:
The cast will also star Kazuyuki Okitsu as Nagare Hisui.
The official Twitter account for the K anime project announced in October 2014 that production on a sequel to the franchise has been green-lit for 2015. The announcement had featured an image with the character Yashiro. Shingo Suzuki will serve as the director and character designer for the new season at studio GoHands. Suzuki previously directed the first season and the K: Missing Kings sequel film.
The main staff is as follows:
Original Work: GoRA x GoHands
Director, Character Designer: Shingo Suzuki
Chief Animation Director: Makoto Furuta
Prop Designer: Takahiro Kishida
Mechanical Designer; Hiroshi Okubo
Chief Animators: Takayuki Uchida, Naoki Okada, Hiroshi Okubo
Series Composition: GoRA
Series Director: Hiromitsu Kanazawa
Art Director: Ken Naito
Color Key: Tomoko Saito
CGI Director: Takanori Kikuchi
Director of Photography: Yuichiro Tozawa
Editing: Ayako Tan
Sound Director: Chikako Yokota
Sound Effects: Naoto Yamatani
Sound Production: Glovision
Music: Mikio Endo
Music Production: Starchild Records
Animation Production: GoHands
Production: k-project MBS
The television anime premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed it in North America as it aired. An English dub streamed on Viz's Neon Alley service. Viz released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The anime has also inspired multiple manga adaptations and spinoffs.
Anime Expo in L.A. and Japan Expo in Paris hosted the world premieres of K: Missing Kings last July before it opened in Japan later that month. Eleven Arts also screened the film in Canada in September.