Yūichi Nakamura, Takahiro Sakurai, 3 More Join One-Punch Man Anime Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kazuhiro Yamaji, Hiroki Yasumoto, Katsuyuki Konishi voice characters in anime, drama CD

The official website for the One-Punch Man television anime series announced five new cast members on Thursday. They are:

  • Yūichi Nakamura (Fairy Tail's Grey, Valvrave the Liberator's Raizō Yamada) as License-less Rider
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji (Psycho-Pass' Jouji Saiga, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's Cid) as Silver Fang
  • Hiroki Yasumoto (Yowamushi Pedal's Kinjō, Fairy Tail's Elfman) as King
  • Takahiro Sakurai (Magi's Ja'far, Tokyo Ghoul's Uta) as Zombieman
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Hetalia's America, Fairy Tail's Laxus) as Tanktop Master

All five cast members will also participate in a drama CD that will bundle with the manga's ninth volume, which ships on August 4.

Previously announced cast members include:

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.

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 manga's story 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.

Yuusuke 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. Viz will release the first two volumes in print this September.

[Via Moca News]

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