Hakuōki ~Otogisōshi~ TV Anime Reveals April Debut, Renka Song
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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:
Shinichiro Miki as Toshizō Hijikata
Showtaro Morikubo as Sōji Okita
Kousuke Toriumi as Hajime Saitō
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Heisuke Tōdō
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
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."
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 / Hakuōki: Otogisōshi Production Committee
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