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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Nagi Yanagi to Perform New Themes for Hakyu Hoshin Engi Anime

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Both artists return from 1st cour for new themes debuting in 14th episode

The official website for Hakyū Hōshin Engi, the television anime of Ryu Fujisaki's Hoshin Engi manga, revealed the opening and ending theme song artists for the anime's second cour on Monday. Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas will return to perform the new opening theme "Treasure in Your Hands," and Nagi Yanagi will return to perform the new ending theme "Mukei no OUTLINE" (Intangible OUTLINE). The new themes will debut in the 14th episode.

The anime premiered on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 on January 12, and then on AT-X on January 13. The show is streaming in Japan exclusively on AbemaTV. The official website lists the anime with 23 episodes plus a special episode on the eighth and final home video release. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime with English subtitles, and Funimation is streaming it with an English dub.

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.

The editors of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine reported on Thursday that Fujisaki will launch his brand-new short Hoshin Engi manga series in this year's combined 21st/22nd issue of the magazine on April 26. Shueisha announced the new manga series at Jump Festa 2018 in December.

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 take 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: Music Natalie

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