Lance N' Masques TV Anime's 1st Promo Introduces More Cast, Premiere Date

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Battle action fantasy series premieres on October 1

Pony Canyon began streaming the first promotional video on Saturday for the Lance N' Masques television anime. The video reveals three more cast members and also reveals the show's premiere date.

The cast previewed in the ad includes:

  • Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal's Onoda) as Yōtarō Hanabusa
  • Ari Ozawa (The Rolling Girls' Nozomi) as Makio Kidōin
  • Manami Numakura (The [email protected]'s Hibiki) as Yoriko Sudō
  • Suzuko Mimori (Love Live! School idol project's Umi) as Alice Cleveland
  • Ayaka Suwa (Riddle Story of Devil's Tokaku Azuma) as Shirohime
  • M.A.O ( Durarara!!×2 Shō's Vorona) as Yuifa
  • Yumiri Hanamori (The Rolling Girls' Chiaya Misono) as Sae Igarashi

Additionally, Mami Koyama (Dr. Slump's Arale Norimaki) will play Tafei and Akira Ishida (Naruto's Gaara) will play Shin Hanabusa.

The series will premiere on TBS on October 1, and it will also air on BS-TBS, CBC, and Sun TV. Suzuko Mimori will contribute her fifth single "Light for Knight" as the show's opening theme song. Mimori's single will ship on October 21.

Lance N' Masques adapts Hideaki Koyasu's battle action novel series revolving around Yōtarō Hanafusa, a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, "Knights of the World." As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask. One day he meets a girl named Makio Kidōin, and when finding that she lives alone, decides to watch over her. Novel illustrator Shino (Sunday Without God) is collaborating on the anime to depict scenes of everyday life and battles that Shino had not drawn for the light novels.

Kyōhei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi (Saki - The Nationals, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, The Severing Crime Edge). Koyasu (Akikan!, GJ Club, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital) himself will be supervising and writing the series scripts. (Studio Gokumi had edited the light novel series before being in charge of the anime production.)

Ponycan USA will localize the series for North America, and plans to dub the series if it performs well.

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