Hakyū Hoshin Engi Anime's New Promo Video Previews Opening Theme
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Hakyū Hōshin Engi, the new television anime of Ryu Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga, began streaming the anime's new promotional video on Saturday. The website also revealed the opening and ending theme song artists and episode count on Saturday.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 on January 12, and then will air on AT-X on January 13. The show will stream in Japan exclusively on AbemaTV. The official website is listing the anime with 23 episodes plus a special episode on the eighth and final home video release.
The show stars:
Kensho Ono as Taikōbō
Yūichi Nakamura as Yōzen
KENN as Kō Tenka
Tomoaki Maeno as Bunchū
Makoto Furukawa as Nataku
Takahiro Sakurai as Sibuxiang
Yōko Hikasa as Dakki
Daisuke Namikawa as Chū Ō
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ōtenkun
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.