Nisioisin, Hikaru Nakamura's Jūni Taisen Novel Gets TV Anime This Year

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Nobuhiko Okamoto stars in battle royale series at Graphinica

Shueisha launched a website on Sunday to announce that writer Nisioisin (Monogatari Series, Medaka Box) and illustrator Hikaru Nakamura's (Saint Young Men, Arakawa Under the Bridge) light novel Jūni Taisen (12 Wars) is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere this year.

Graphinica (Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas, Expelled from Paradise) is animating the project. Nobuhiko Okamoto (Blue Exorcist's Rin, My Hero Academia's Bakugō) stars in the anime as Usagi, a man burdened with the title of the rabbit from the Chinese Zodiac.

Okamoto will appear at a stage event for the anime at Avex Pictures' booth at AnimeJapan on March 26. The stage event will reveal more information and a teaser promotional video.

Nisioisin and Nakamura published the novel in May 2015. In the "greatest battle royale novel ever," 12 warriors who are burdened with the names of the 12 Chinese Zodiac members fight with each other's lives and pride at stake, all to grant just one wish.

NisiOisin and Nakamura previously collaborated on the one-shot manga "Dōshitemo Kanaetai Tatta Hitotsu no Negai to Wari to Sōdemonai 99 no Negai" (The only wish I want granted by all means is comparable to 99 wishes) in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in January 2015. The stories of the one shot and Jūni Taisen are connected.

Source: Comic Natalie

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