Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō) anime began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video previews the show's ending theme song "Hot Blood" by Nana Mizuki.
Crunchyroll will stream the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan and Funimation will stream an English dub. The 24-episode series will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX, TVK, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and AT-X on January 8.
The anime stars:
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Hachirō Kōga
- Inori Minase as Hibiki Iga
- Takuya Kirimoto as Kazuma Kusanagi
- Ryū Yamaguchi as Kasō Himonji
- Chō as Geiin Shichito
- Shōhei Tō as Tenshin Yusa
- Kosuke Sakaki as Kareha Shogyō
- Chafurin as Hōetsu Tsuta
- Yuji Murai as Itsuma Irootoroe
- Tooru Sakurai as Shūgetsu Suiren
- Katsuhiro Tokuishi as Saizō Ishi
- Fukushi Ochiai as Shikibu Kōra
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Shichigen Higurashi
- Shinichiro Miki as Gorone Negoro
- Saori Hayami as Hachisu
- Reina Ueda as Rui
- Ayane Sakura as Utsutsu
- Kaori Nazuka as Namenba
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Taku Kujaku
- Hiroshi Tsuchida as Magoroku Rinne
- Umeji Sasaki as Teiō Netsuri
- Yui Horie as Tōru Yasha
- Takaya Hashi as Jōjin
Junji Nishimura (ViVid Strike!, Bakuon!!, GLASSLIP) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs Pictures. Shinsuke Onishi (New Getter Robo, Innocent Venus, 009-1) is in charge of series composition. Takao Maki (Laughing Under the Clouds) is adapting Masaki Segawa's original character designs for animation, and is also credited as chief animation director. Kazuhisa Kosuge is credited for sub-character design, while Goichi Iwahata is credited for prop design. Tadashi Kitaoka (Basilisk, White Album, ViVid Strike!) is credited as director of photography. Go Sakabe (Date A Live, Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Digimon Adventure tri.) is composing the music.
Onmyouza and Nana Mizuki, who performed the opening and ending theme songs for the first Basilisk anime, are returning to once again perform the opening and ending theme songs, respectively.
The Basilisk: Ōka Ninpōchō novel is a sequel to Futaroh Yamada's original Kōga Ninpōchō (The Kouga Ninja Scrolls) novel. The story is set 10 years after Kōga Ninpōchō in 1626. Tatsuya Shihira (Q, Robotics;Notes Revival Legacy) also launched a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Young Magazine on July 24.
Futaroh Yamada's Kōga Ninpōchō novel inspired Masaki Segawa's manga adaptation in 2003. Segawa's manga inspired the Basilisk television anime in 2005. Funimation released the series on home video in North America. The live-action SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade film premiered in 2005, and Funimation also released it on home video.