Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Anime Casts Takahiro Sakurai, Subaru Kimura
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The staff of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS television anime revealed additional cast members and character visuals for the anime on Friday. The cast includes (Note: The readings for some of the characters' kanji names aren't confirmed.):
- Shōya Ishige as Yūsaku Fujiki
- Takahiro Sakurai as mysterious creature
- Subaru Kimura as Shōichi Kusanagi
- Chiharu Sawashiro as Naoki Shima
- Daiki Hamano as Gō Onizuka
- Yuki Nakashima as Aoi Zaizen
- Shouma Yamamoto as Aki Zaizen
- Yuna Kamakura as Ema Bessho
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Revolver
The staff also revealed that dance vocal unit Ryoga will perform the ending theme song "Believe In Magic."
The anime's staff previously revealed that Ishige, a voice actor who has played minor roles in Orange and Seiren, will play the protagonist Yūsaku Fujiki. Yūsaku possesses a cool and sharp mind, and has the skills to be a hacker. He excels at quickly judging the situation at any place, and determining the thoughts of whomever he is talking to. His ace monster is named "Decode Talker," who wields a giant sword. Yūsaku transforms from his school uniform when he enters the VR space for duels.
In the VR space, he has the handle of "Playmaker." When he enters the VR space, he transforms, and he rides a board while dueling.
The staff revealed additional character designs last month. Gō Onizuka (below left) goes by the handle Go Onizuka (Go鬼塚) in the VR space, and regards himself as a rival to Playmaker/Yūsaku. Aoi Zaizen (below right) goes by the handle of Blue Angel in duels in the VR space, but in reality is Yūsaku's classmate, and a famous charismatic duelist.
The site also previously revealed a design for what is labeled a "mysterious creature."
The theme for the new work is "Let's take one step forward and try it!" Yūsaku hates standing out, and at his school he doesn't. However, Yūsaku starts meeting others through duels, and starts moving forward.
The anime will premiere in Japan on TV Tokyo and its affiliated networks on May 10, and will air on Wednesdays at 6:25 p.m.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is the sixth television anime in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~ , Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) is directing the anime at GALLOP. Shin Yoshida and Ken'ichi Hara are returning from previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime to work on series composition and character design, respectively. Masahiro Hikokubo is again handling the duel layout. Yūki Matsuoka (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V) is serving as sound director and Shinkichi Mitsumune (Yu-Gi-Oh!) is composing the music. Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) is performing the opening theme song "With the Wind."
Source: Comic Natalie