Saiyuki Reload Blast Anime Reveals 1st Promo Video, Cast, Staff, July TV Premiere
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The "Saiyuki FESTA" event at the Makuhari Messe event hall in Chiba on Saturday revealed the first promotional video, cast, staff, and July television premiere of the anime adaptation of Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Reload Blast manga.
The returning cast includes:
- Toshihiko Seki as Genjo Sanzo
- Souichiro Hoshi as Son Goku
- Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyo
- Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai
The anime will be the first Saiyuki anime that Pierrot will not be animating. Platinum Vision (Servamp) is animating the project. Hideaki Nakano is directing the anime, with Kenji Konuta (Library War, Ace of Diamond, Blood Lad) supervising the scripts. Both have worked together in the same positions on the Aoharu x Machinegun and Servamp anime. Youko Satou (Dog & Scissors) is handling the character designs.
The show's official website has also revealed a main visual.
Minekura serializes the manga irregularly in Ichijinsha's Comic Zero Sum magazine. She slowed down her publication of the series and the Wild Adapter manga in 2013 due to her health.
Saiyuki Reload Blast is the sequel to Minekura's Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series. She launched the series in Comic Zero Sum in 2009. Ichijinsha published the manga's second compiled book volume in 2014. The manga series has also spawned the Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun manga spinoffs.
The original Saiyuki manga inspired a 1999 OVA and a 2000 television anime adaptation, as well as a sequel film and OVA. Saiyuki Reload inspired two anime adaptations and a prequel OVA. Most recently, the Saiyuki Gaiden prequel manga inspired an OVA adaptation in 2011. A stage musical adaptation of the manga ran in Tokyo in September 2015.
Tokyopop released the Saiyuki manga and most of Saiyuki Reload in English. ADV Films released the first television anime series and film in North America, and AEsir Holdings rereleased the series in 2015. Geneon Entertainment Inc. released the Saiyuki Reload television anime adaptations. Sentai Filmworks released the Saiyuki Gaiden OVA.
Source: Comic Natalie
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