Studio Pierrot Reveals Crime Action Anime Hero Mask Exclusively for Netflix

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
15-episode series premieres worldwide on December 3

Studio Pierrot announced on Friday that it is producing an original anime exclusively for Netflix titled Hero Mask. The anime will premiere on Netflix worldwide on December 3.

The anime will center on a string of horrific incidents that all revolve around a mysterious "mask." Detective James Blood works to chase down the truth of the incidents. The anime will have 15 episodes. The show's official English website describes the story as follows:

Now there's a mysterious Mask before James Blood, and the man behind it is one that shouldn't exist. What is the mystery surrounding this mask...?
So begins an action-packed crime story set in a beautiful city!

The anime will star:

Yasuyuki Kase James Blood

Yuko Kaida as Sarah Sinclair

Junpei Morita as Lennox Gallagher

Kentaro Takano as Edmond Chandler

Kouki Uchiyama as Harry Creighton

  • Yuzuru Aoyama as Geffrey Connor
  • Takayuki Sugo as Steven Martland
  • Yutaka Nakano as Richard Burner
  • Haruka Shibuya as Monica Campbell
  • Tomoyuki Shimura as Fred Faraday
  • Yuichi Karasuma as Grimm
  • Yukiyo Fujii as Eve Palmer
  • Tomoko Miyadera as Anna Winehouse

Hiroyasu Aoki (unit director for X-Men, No Game, No Life, 2011 Hunter × Hunter) is serving as both director and chief writer at Studio Pierrot. Takahisa Katagiri (animation director for Blood-C, FLCL Progressive) is designing the characters, and Hisaki Kato is composing the music. Other staff include:

  • Background Artist: Katsuya Yamada
  • Art Directors: Yuki Sonoda, Takashi Nakamura
  • Costume Design: Isao
  • Color Designer: Shiori Furusho
  • Director of Photography: Toshikazu Hisano
  • Screen Design: sankaku△
  • Editor: Keisuke Yanagi
  • Sound Director: Soichiro Kubo
  • Sound Effects: Mutsuhiro Nishimura
  • Production: HeroMask.Project

Sources: Hero Mask's English website, Comic Natalie

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