Hakuōki ~Otogisōshi~ TV Anime Reveals April Debut, Renka Song

posted on 2015-12-10 09:00 EST
Cast reprises roles for SD version

Animation studio DLE Inc. opened a website for the upcoming Hakuōki ~Otogisōshi~ television anime on Thursday. The site confirmed the show's cast and characters, as well as the anime's April premiere on Tokyo MX, Mie TV, and Sun TV. Singer Renka's official mail magazine also reported on Thursday that she is performing the anime's theme song.

The cast includes:

Houko Kuwashima as Chizuru Yukimura 

Shinichiro Miki as Toshizō Hijikata 

Showtaro Morikubo as Sōji Okita 

Kousuke Toriumi as Hajime Saitō 

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Heisuke Tōdō 

Koji Yusa as Sanosuke Harada 

Kenjiro Tsuda as Chikage Kazama

Toru Ohkawa as Isami Kondō 

Nobuo Tobita as Keisuke Sannan 

Tomohiro Tsuboi as Shinpachi Nagakura 

Norio Kobayashi as Genzaburō Inoue

Takayuki Suzuki as Susumu Yamazaki 

Takeshi Ohba as Kai Shimada 

Ryusaku Chijiwa as Kashitarō Itō 

Ryū Yamaguchi as Kyūju Amagiri 

Hiroaki Yoshida as Kyō Shiranui 

Hasumi Itō as Kaoru Nagumo 

Ayano Ishikawa as Senhime 

Akiko Katsuta as Kimigiku 

The series of anime shorts will feature the characters from the Hakuōki games in chibi form, and will feature a completely new story with the theme "A normal every day that might have existed."

The story of the game franchise and its anime adaptations center around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.

Idea Factory released the original Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan game for the PlayStation 2 in 2008. The game has since been ported into the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS platforms. Idea Factory recently released a PS Vita port on September 25. Aksys Games localized and released the game's PlayStation 3 version in May. Aksys Games also previously released the game on the PSP and 3DS, and also released the Hakuōki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi spinoff PSP game.

The Hakuōki anime franchise includes the 12-episode Hakuōki series, the 10-episode sequel series Hakuōki Hekketsu-roku, and the 6-episode Hakuōki Sekkaroku OVA series. The franchise also includes a prequel television anime series and two films that premiered in 2013. Sentai Filmworks licensed the franchise in 2013. The franchise has also spawned seven stage musical adaptations, the latest of which opened in Tokyo in May.

Images © IF, DF / Hakuoki ~Otogisōshi~ Production Committee

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