Strike the Blood III Original Video Anime Season Confirms Returning Cast, Staff
posted on by Egan Loo
The Dengeki Bunko imprint confirmed the cast and staff for the third Strike the Blood original video anime (OVA) season during Dengeki Game Festival 2018 on Saturday. The Strike the Blood III season features the following cast members:
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kojō Akatsuki
- Risa Taneda as Yukina Himeragi
- Asami Seto as Asagi Aiba
- Rina Hidaka as Nagisa Akatsuki
- Ikumi Hayama as Sayaka Kirisaka
- Ryota Ohsaka as Motoki Yaze
- Hisako Kanemoto as Natsuki Minamiya
- Yuka Iguchi as Astarte
Hideyo Yamamoto is returning to direct at Silver Link. and Connect. Hiroyuki Yoshino is again supervising and writing the series scripts, and Keiichi Sano is returning to design the characters.
The event also debuted a promotional video for the new season:
The season will cover up to volume 17 of Gakuto Mikumo's original light novel series, as well as the end of the "Holy War" (Seisen) arc.
The school action fantasy story of Strike The Blood begins with Kojō Akatsuki (voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya in the earlier television anime), a boy deemed the "fourth progenitor" — the world's most powerful vampire, once thought to only exist in legend and lore. In the Itogamijima special zone for demons, a girl named Yukina Himeragi (Risa Taneda) is entrusted with watching over the vampire and if needed, hunting him down.
Gakuto Mikumo's original novel series inspired a 24-episode television anime series in 2013, as well as two earlier OVA seasons in 2015 and 2016-2017. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime series as it aired in Japan. Discotek licensed the television anime for North American home video.
Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in North America. TATE has been serializing a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine since 2012.
Update: Hosoya was on a four-month hiatus from April to August 2017 to undergo treatment for his throat after a doctor's diagnosis. Taneda went on hiatus in August 2016 to receive medical treatment on her throat, and she gradually began returning to acting in August 2017. Taneda appeared in person as a surprise guest at Saturday's event, and Hosoya recorded a video message for the event.
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