Sakura-Con to Screen 1st 3 Episodes of Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis Anime Before Net, TV Debut
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Pony Canyon USA revealed on Friday that it will the first three episodes of the Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis anime at the Sakura-Con event in Seattle on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PDT. The first three episodes were previously screened in Japan at an event in Tokyo on February 25, and at an event in Osaka on March 18.
Pony Canyon USA also began streaming the show's English-subtitled promotional video on Monday.
Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis is the new television anime of Buronson, Nobuhiko Horie, and Tetsuo Hara's Souten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky) manga.
The anime will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on April 2 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively April 3 morning). The anime will then premiere on April 9 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively April 10 morning) on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS Fuji.
Kouichi Yamadera returns to the lead role of Kenshiro Kasumi, after also starring in the previous Fist of the Blue Sky television anime in 2006.
The main cast also includes:
- Takehito Koyasu as Liú Fēi-Yàn
- Sumire Uesaka as Erika Arendt
- Setsuji Satoh as Yasaka
- Yumi Touma as Pān Yù-Líng
- Nobuyuki Hiyama as Yè
- Akeno Watanabe as Yè Zi-Yīng
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Charles de Guise
- Atsuki Tani as Pān Guāng-Lín
Yoshio Kazumi (Ajin episode director) is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures, and Satoshi Ozaki supervising and writing the series scripts. Kazuma Teshigahara (Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind) and Hiromi Satō are designing the characters. The artist AK-69 performs the anime's opening theme song "Sōten no Hate ni" (To the Ends of the Blue Sky), while Uesaka performs the ending theme song "Inori no Hoshizora" (Starry Night of Prayer).
Buronson and Horie wrote the Fist of the Blue Sky manga, with art by Hara. The manga is a prequel to the Fist of the North Star manga. Fist of the Blue Sky launched in the debut issue of Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine in May 2001 and continued until the magazine ceased publication in August 2010. Shinchosha published the series in 22 compiled book volumes.