Kengo Kawanishi, Juri Kimura Join Monster Strike Web Anime's Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff of the anime of mixi's Monster Strike mobile action role-playing game revealed two more characters and cast members for the anime at the "Monsuto Festival 2015" event in Chiba on Sunday. The official website has also updated with the character designs.
The new cast is as follows:
Kengo Kawanishi (Aldnoah.Zero's Kisaki Matsuribi, A Lull in the Sea's Gaku Egawa) as Akira Kagetsuki
Juri Kimura (School-Live!'s Kei Shidō, Shirobako's Aoi Miyamori) as Minami Wakaba.
The previously revealed voice cast includes:
Yūsuke Kobayashi (The Heroic Legend of Arslan's Arslan, Yona of the Dawn's Su-Won) as Ren Homura
Lynn (Hero Company's Saki Tsurugi, Survival Game Club!'s Maya Kyōdō) as Aoi Mizusawa
Jun Fukushima (Yowamushi Pedal's Naruko, No Game, No Life's Former King) as Oragon, the franchise's mascot character
The anime will premiere worldwide on its official Youtube channel on October 10, and YouTube will stream a new episode every Saturday after that. The first episode will have a length of around seven minutes. The anime will be available in multiple languages, including Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.
Kōki Kimura will serve as the project's chief director at XFlag Studios, while Youhei Suzuki is credited as the project manager. Relatively new director Kazuya Ichikawa will helm the anime, while Jiro Ishii (CANAAN) is handling the story and project composition. Yoichi Kato (Yo-kai Watch, Aikatsu!) is supervising and writing the scripts. Tatsurō Iwamoto (Ace Attorney games) drew the original character designs, while Masayuki Kondo drew the monster designs. Nao Hirasawa is credited as producer. Hiroshi Miyazaki is credited for animation production. Studio Hibari and Ultra Super Pictures are producing the anime.
Hiroki Morita, the president of the social networking service mixi, had originally announced the anime for "broadcast" in Japan this year, but he revealed in July that the anime would not be on television, but on YouTube.
Mixi released Monster Strike on iOS and Android devices in Japan in 2013, and has since launched an English version on iTunes and Google Play. A Nintendo 3DS version of the game is in development for release this year. The company describes the game:
Slingshot monsters and watch as they bounce around like pinballs, destroying enemies in their wake. Play with up to three other friends in this co-op action RPG. Become a master and collect over 1,000 unique and powerful monsters — staking your claim as the best Striker around!
Images © mixi, Inc.