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New Hoshin Engi Anime Reveals January Premiere, 3 More Cast Members

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The official website for the new television anime adaptation of Ryu Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere in January 2018. The site also revealed three more cast members for the series. The new cast members include:

  • Makoto Furukawa as Nataku
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Yōzen
  • KENN as Kō Tenka

The cast joins the previously revealed cast members:

  • Kensho Ono as Taikōbō
  • Tomoaki Maeno as Bunchū
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Sūpūshan (Sibuxiang)

All the voice actors are different from the previous anime series.


Fujisaki's 23-volume manga originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996-2000. The manga is roughly based on the ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The fantasy manga and the first anime adaptation takes place thousands of years ago. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of a powerful dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The Confederation of the Immortal Masters plan a bold mission: they send a young master wizard to hunt down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.

Viz Media released the original manga in English between 2007-2011.

The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 1999. ADV Films released the anime on DVD in 2001-2004 under the title Soul Hunter. Discotek Media later released the anime under the same name on DVD in June 2016.

Source: Comic Natalie


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