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Silver Guardian Season 2 Casts Kana Asumi, Sōichiro Hoshi

posted on by Karen Ressler
Staff changes, premiere date revealed

The official website for The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian), Haoliners Emon's anime of the Chinese web comic Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén, announced the second season's cast on Wednesday. The website has also revealed the staff, premiere date, and new visual.

The new season, titled Gin no Guardian II, is slated for a January 13, 2018 premiere on Tokyo MX in Japan.

The new cast includes (Note: Name romanizations not confirmed):

Kana Asumi as Seifū, a mysterious expressionless girl from the Totems group.

Sōichiro Hoshi as Randen Yu, a leader from the group "precious."

The returning cast includes:

Haoliners Animation League founder Haoling Li is taking over as chief director and scriptwriter for the second season. Episode director Ken Ando is replacing Masahiko Ohkura as director. Yoshiaki Tsubata (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) is again designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, while Minako Seki (both seasons of Kingdom) is returning to compose the music. BLADE is assisting Emon with animation production.

The first season premiered on Tokyo MX1 on April 1. Each episode is 15 minutes long. Crunchyroll streamed the 12-episode series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

The protagonist, Riku Suigin is a pro-level gamer. The heroine, Riku Rei, knows of this and is the most beautiful girl in school and also loves video games. Suigin receives a device to play a net game called “Grave Buster” from Rei, but Rei is suddenly kidnapped. When Rei puts his hand on the device, he's sucked into the world of the game. And in that world, a battle between the tomb raiders and tomb protectors for the tomb of the mother goddess Bango's tomb has been going on for 1000 years.

The original Chinese web comic Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén has more than 418 million views since March 2016. The anime project was first revealed in December 2015 as Emon Animation Company's first anime project.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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