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New Hoshin Engi Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa, Daisuke Namikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of Ryū Fujisaki's manga premieres on January 12

The official website for the new television anime of Ryū Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga revealed three more cast members on Wednesday. Yōko Hikasa will play Dakki, Daisuke Namikawa will play Chū Ō, and Nobuhiko Okamoto will play Ōtenkun.

Yōko Hikasa as Dakki

Daisuke Namikawa as Chū Ō

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ōtenkun

The website also announced that the anime will have a stage event at the Jump Festa 2018 event on December 16. Cast members Kenshō Ono and Takahiro Sakurai will attend the event.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 on January 12.

The previously announced cast members are:

Kenshō Ono as Taikōbō

Yūichi Nakamura as Yōzen

KENN as Kō Tenka

Tomoaki Maeno as Bunchū

Makoto Furukawa as Nataku

Takahiro Sakurai as Sibuxiang

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kō Hiko

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Fugen Shinjin

Kōsuke Toriumi as Shin Kōhyō

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.

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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