Altair: A Record of Battles Unveils New Cast, Visual for Anime's 2nd Half
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for this summer's television anime of Kotono Katō's historical fantasy manga Altair: A Record of Battles (Shōkoku no Altair) unveiled new cast and a new visual for the anime's second half on Friday.
The new cast includes (Note: Character name romanizations not official):
- Mamiko Noto as Caterina
- Hiro Shimono as Erbach
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Kalbahal
- Shizuka Itou as Cassandra
- Rikiya Koyama as Pino
- Mariya Ise as Kokoshka
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Niki
- Hiroshi Naka as Wan Ishin
- Sho Hayami as Zsigmond III
- Megumi Han Margitte
- Juri Kimura as Gertrude
Altair: A Record of Battles premiered on July 7 in the late-night Animeism block of the MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS channels. The series is runnning for two cour (two quarters of a year). The Amazon Prime Video service is streaming the anime in more than 200 countries, and Amazon's Anime Strike channel began simulcasting the series on July 7. The anime series' second half will begin with its 14th episode on October 13.
Civilian is performing the new opening theme song "akairo," and Chemistry is performing new the ending theme song "Windy."
Kodansha Comics released the second volume of the manga digitally in English on August 8, and it describes the story:
For generations the Turkiye Devleti and the Balt-Rhein Empire have stood in stern opposition to each other. Then one night, when an imperial minister is found assassinated, the two nations are plunged into a potentially explosive situation. As the generals of Turkiye's council cry for war, Mahmut comes to discover the devious truth behind the assassination. Thus the young pasha's battle for his country, peace, and trust in his fellow man begins!
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Getbackers, Rurouni Kenshin TV series and OVAs, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is directing the anime at MAPPA (Kids on the Slope, Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World). Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Kuroko's Basketball) is handling the series composition, Toshiyuki Kanno (Garo the Animation, Black Blood Brothers) is the character designer, and Takashi Igari (episode director of The [email protected], Punch Line) is the assistant director. Ryo Kawasaki (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Luger Code 1951, Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku) is composing the music.
Source: Comic Natalie