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New Hoshin Engi Anime Reveals Staff, More of Cast, Title, Video, Debut Date

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The staff for the new television anime of Ryu Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga revealed the main staff, additional cast members, the finalized series title Hakyū Hōshin Engi, a teaser video, the January 12 premiere date, and a new key visual on Wednesday.

Masahiro Aizawa is directing at C-Station, and Natsuko Takahashi is in charge of the series scripts written by Yoshiki Ōkusa and Rintarou Ikeda. Yoshimitsu Yamashita is designing the characters, while Maiko Iuchi is composing the music.

The newly announced cast members include:

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kō Hiko

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Fugen Shinjin

Kousuke Toriumi as Shin Kōhyō

The previously announced cast members include:

Kensho Ono as Taikōbō

So Dakki (cast member to be announced)

Yūichi Nakamura as Yōzen

KENN as Kō Tenka

Tomoaki Maeno as Bunchūō

Makoto Furukawa as Nataku

Takahiro Sakurai as Sūpūshan

Otenkun (cast member to be announced)

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.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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