Chinese/Japanese Anime Hitori no Shita the outcast Announced
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shanghai Emon is planning the anime, and animation production will take place in Japan. Chinese web company Tencent owns the rights to the original comic.
Emon describes the story:
The protagonist, Cho Soran, leads a very common college student's life until he finds himself caught up in a terrible incident that happened in a small village. As he was walking through a graveyard, Cho Soran is assaulted by zombies. Thinking that it was over for him, a mysterious girl carrying a sword suddenly saves him and disappears.
This strange encounter is going to change drastically the fate of our hero.
Tokyo MX will air a special "episode 0" on July 2, and Tokyo MX1 will premiere the first episode on July 9 at 9:00 p.m. The series will have 12 episodes.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Atsushi Tamaru as Chou Soran
- Yuko Iida as Chou Soran (child)
- Saori Hayami as Fuu Houhou
- Kenji Nojima as Jo San
- Shinnosuke Tachibana as Jo Yon
- Kappei Yamaguchi as Saru
- Ayaka Asai as Ryu KenKen
- Tadashi Miyazawa as Chou Shakurin
- Kanehira Yamamoto as Chou Yotoku
- Yōko Hikasa as Natsuka
- Marie Miyake as Lo Ryu
- Yumi Hara as Fuusaen
- Kousuke Toriumi as Chou Reiyu
Wang Xin is directing the anime with assistant directors Kazuhiro Toda and Mitsuo Mori. Kiriponta is serving as chief animation director and character designer. Arisa Komatsu is in charge of color and Senjukubo and Shin Watanabe are handling background art and storyboards. Yoriu and Ashirogimuto are handling photography under director of photography Hayao Sumitomo. Li Haolin is in charge of planning, Li Jintin is serving as chief executive producer, Riku serving as producer, and Yu Tateishi is the production manager. Yu Gi-Seok is the production desk and Masaki Miyabe and Sou Kaon are handling setting production. Pandanium and Namu Animation are producing the animation.
Emon was established in October 2015 as the Japanese branch of Haoliners, an animation brand based in Shanghai and a subsidiary of Shanghai Haoliners Cultures Media Co., Ltd. The company is also planning to debut The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian) anime, based on another Chinese web comic, in 2017.
Update: Official character name romanizations, additional staff added.
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