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Ryotaro Okiayu Joins Noragami Aragoto Cast as Ebisu

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd season adapting Bishamonten arc to premiere in October

The September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine is announcing on Thursday that Ryotaro Okiayu (The Prince of Tennis' Kunimitsu Tezuka, Toriko's Toriko) will play Ebisu in the upcoming Noragami Aragoto television anime series.

The issue is also revealing that the anime will premiere in October on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS Fuji. Additionally, the issue is revealing a new visual for the series that features Ebisu, as well as the lineart for the character.

The anime's official website began streaming a promotional video for the series in July.

The staff will host an event for the new series in Tokyo on Saturday, and the event will be livestreamed to three theaters in Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The new season will adapt the manga's popular Bishamon arc and will reunite the staff and cast from the first season based on Adachitoka's manga:

  • Director: Kotaro Tamura
  • Series Composition: Deko Akao
  • Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
  • Animation Production: BONES

  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Yato
  • Maaya Uchida as Hiyori Iki
  • Yuuki Kaji as Yukine
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Bishamon
  • Jun Fukuyama as Kazuma
  • Aki Toyosaki as Kofuku
  • Daisuke Ono as Daikoku
  • Toru Ohkawa as Tenjin
  • Kazuhiko Inoue as Kuraha
  • Asami Imai as Mayu
  • Rie Kugimiya as Nora

Additionally, new cast members include Hisako Tojo as Aiha and Takanori Hoshino as Kugaha.

Funimation streamed the first season as it aired in Japan last year, and it describes the story:

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he's determined to make it big and he's got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don't seem to be going his way. He doesn't have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he's got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

Funimation released the first season's DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in North America on July 7. Kodansha Comics will publish the sixth manga volume in North America on August 18.

The manga is also inspiring two anime DVDs that will ship with the 15th and 16th compiled manga volumes when they ship on November 17 and March 17, respectively. The limited editions of the 10th and 11th volumes of the manga also each bundled an anime DVD when they shipped in February 2014 and July 2014, respectively.

The first season will ship in a Blu-ray box set in Japan on September 25.


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