Sakae Esuno's Big Order Manga Gets TV Anime in Spring 2016
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The wraparound jacket band on the normal edition of the eighth compiled volume of Sakae Esuno's Big Order manga is announcing on Monday that the manga is inspiring a TV anime series that will premiere in spring 2016.
The announcement also reveals the anime's cast and staff, who are returning from the previous OVA. Nobuharu Kamanaka (episode director for BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Freezing, Robotics;Notes) is directing the series at studio asread. Katsuhiko Takayama (The Future Diary, Aldnoah.Zero, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) is writing and overseeing the scripts, and Chika Kojima (chief animation director for The Future Diary) is serving as character designer.
The main cast members are as follows:
Masakazu Morita as Eiji Hoshimiya
Shiori Mikami as Rin Kurenai
Azusa Tadokoro as Iyo
Misaki Kuno as Sena Hoshimiya
Mari Misaki as Daisy
Satoshi Tsuruoka as Gennai Hoshimiya
Yuu Hayashi as Ayahito Sundan
Fumihiko Tachiki as Benkei Narukami
Hitomi Harada as Kagekiyo Tairano
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Yoshitsune Hiiragi
Tarusuke Shingaki as Abraham Louis Fran
The manga had inspired an original anime Blu-ray Disc that shipped with the limited edition of the eighth volume on October 3.
The manga's story centers on an introverted high school student named Eiji Hoshimiya with a huge secret — he wished for the destruction of the world when he was younger. Fairies give certain people special powers called Orders. What Order Users can do with their power depends on their wishes. 10 years after the Great Destruction, Eiji struggles to come to terms with his immense power.
Esuno ended the main series of his Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) manga in 2010. Tokyopop published 10 of the 12 manga volumes before shutting down its North American publishing operations in 2011. Viz Media has since published nine volumes of the series digitally. The original manga inspired an original video anime in 2010 and 2013, and a television anime series in 2011. Funimation released the television anime in North America. The manga also inspired a live-action TV series in 2012.