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Lance N' Masques TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening Song

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Story, characters profiled in battle action fantasy series debuting on Thursday

TBS began streaming the second promotional video for the Lance N' Masques television anime on Tuesday. The video features the opening theme song "Light for Knight" by Suzuko Mimori and profiles the story and characters:

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.

The anime stars:

Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal's Onoda) as Yōtarō Hanabusa

Ari Ozawa (The Rolling Girls' Nozomi) as Makio Kidōin

Manami Numakura (The IDOLM@STER'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

Mami Koyama (Dr. Slump's Arale Norimaki) as Tafei (not pictured)

Akira Ishida (Naruto's Gaara) as Shin Hanabusa (not pictured)

Aimi Tanaka as Ryū Yuien

Lynn as Sylvia Marlowe

Ayana Taketatsu as Hō Yuifon

Yumi Uchiyama as Nori Hizuki

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 is supervising and writing the series scripts. (Studio Gokumi had edited the light novel series before being in charge of the anime production.)

Voice actress and singer Ayana Taketatsu is performing the show's ending theme song "Little*Lion*Heart."

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.

Ponycan USA is localizing the series for North America, and plans to dub the series if it performs well. Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside Japan.

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