Usuzumizakura -Garo- Anime Film Reveals Cast, Character Designs, October Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The film will star:
Masei Nakayama as Raikou
Romi Park as Seimei
Akiko Yajima as Kintoki
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Fujiwarano Michinaga
Daisuke Namikawa as Fujiwarano Yasusuke
Katsuhito Nomura as Minamotono Yorinobu
Mayu Udono as Inari
Additionally, Jouji Nakata will play Tenko and Tomokazu Seki will play Takeru.
Satoshi Nishimura (Ushio & Tora, Hajime no Ippo, Trigun) is directing at Studio M2 and Studio VOLN, and Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) is writing the script. Masakazu Katsura (Tiger & Bunny, Zetman) is returning from Garo: Crimson Moon to design the characters.
Additional staff members include:
- Original Work: Keita Amemiya
- Animation Character Designs: Ai Yokoyama, Masao Ebihara
- Art Director: Kazuyuki Hashimoto
- Director of Photography: Uehama Makishi
- Color Design: Yoshinori Horikawa
- CCG Director: Masato Takahashi
- Editing: Yumi Jinguji
- Music: Ryuuichi Takada, MONACA
- Sound Director: Sōichirō Kubo
- Distribution: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
The official website describes the story:
The Heian world, the beautiful capital Kyo in its glorious splendor.
When two attractive Onmyōji meet, the sad, ephemeral, yet beautiful cherry blossoms …
… will bloom after a millennium.
The official website of the Garo franchise revealed in November that the Garo: Crimson Moon television anime series is getting an anime film project.
The Garo the Animation and Garo: Crimson Moon television anime aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and Funimation Entertainment streamed both series. Funimation has also released both series on home video. Garo: Divine Flame, a film sequel to Garo the Animation, opened in Japan in May 2016. The latest anime entry in the Garo franchise, Garo -Vanishing Line-, premiered on October 6, and Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired. Funimation streamed the series with an English dub.
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