Yoshimasa Hosoya, Chō Join Cast of Black Clover Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed two more cast members on Monday for the television anime adaptation of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga. The anime recently entered the Seabed Temple Arc of Tabata's original manga.
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kiato, a priest of the Seabed Temple
Chō as Gifso, the high priest of the Seabed Temple
Kumi Koda (The Law of Ueki, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Final Fantasy X-2) is performing the new opening theme song "Guess Who Is Back" for the anime, and the all-female dance and vocal group FAKY (Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-Hen, Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue) are performing the ending theme song "four." Both songs debuted in the 40th episode on July 10.
The anime premiered in Japan last October. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles, and Funimation is streaming the show's English dub. The anime's website lists the anime for a full year with 51 episodes.
Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Yatterman Night, Muromi-san, Long Riders!) is directing the anime at Studio Pierrot. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Yatterman Night) is handling the series composition. Itsuko Takeda (Ristorante Paradiso, Level E, Blue Drop) is the character designer and Kumiko Tokunaga (2nd season of Kingdom) is the sub-character designer. Kosei Takahashi (key animation for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON) is the prop designer, Aiko Shinohara (Fairy Tail, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is handling the color design, and Minako Seki (The Silver Guardian, both seasons of Kingdom) is composing the music.
The show debuted on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on December 2.