Tomokazu Sugita, Ryotaro Okiayu Star in Kagewani Monster Suspense Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Kagewani anime series of shorts revealed the show's main cast on Saturday. The show will star Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Kyon) as biologist Sōsuke Banba. Ryotaro Okiayu (Toriko's ToToriko, Fruits Basket's Shigure) will co-star as the pharmaceutical agent Masaki Kimura.
Other cast members include Mai Aizawa, Yukinori Okuhata, Yûsuke Handa, Fumiya Kosugi, and Yukiko Morishita. The website does not list their character names.
M.S.S Project will perform the anime's theme song "Arrival of Fear." The anime will premiere on October 2 on Tokyo MX at 11:00 p.m., and it will also air on BS11.
The "new form of panic suspense animation" begins when mysterious monsters called "UMA" suddenly appear in the present day and attack humans. The scientist Sōsuke Banba pursues the truth with the keyword "Kagewani" (literally, shadow crocodile).
Tomoya Takashima (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) created the series and is directing it at the studio Tomovies. Hiromu Kumamoto (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) is writing the scripts. Ami Fujikawa and Ryōma Hori are designing the characters, and Shunsaku Matsurida is designing the monsters. Tsutomu Nagae is the executive producer, and Kentarō Iwakiri is producing.
The series of anime shorts will air inside the 30-minute anime programming block "Ultra Super Anime Time" alongside Creators in Pack and Studio Trigger's Hacka Doll the Animation anime and an unnamed new project from Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill) and Studio Trigger.
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