Endro~! Anime's Promo Video Previews Theme Song, January 12 Premiere
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for Studio Gokumi's original television anime Endro~! began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals the show's theme song information and premiere date.
"Yūsha Party," a group consisting of cast members Hikaru Akao, Shiina Natsukawa, Ari Ozawa, and Inori Minase performing in character, are performing the opening song "Endoro~ru!" (previewed in the video above), while Minase is performing the ending song "Wonder Caravan!"
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on the night of Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 a.m. (effectively Sunday morning).
The cast includes:
Hikaru Akao as Yūsha (Yūria Shardet, spelling not confirmed). She is a bit of an airhead and was blessed with good intuition and good luck. She does not have much common sense, and often goes into other people's houses to search for items. Yūsha's name is a wordplay on the Japanese word for "brave" or "hero."
Shiina Natsukawa as Seyla (Elnowar Seylan, spelling not confirmed). Seyla is a very serious young woman and serves as the party's straight man. She is a holy elf and is good at taking care of others, but is bad at housework. She has bad eyesight but does not wear glasses, and cannot use a bow.
Ari Ozawa as Fai (Fai Fai, spelling not confirmed). Fai is a warrior who is naive and energetic, and loves food and her friends. She has a habit of going berserk and attacking her friends by gnawing on them when her hunger reaches its limit.
Inori Minase as Mei (Meiza Endust, spelling not confirmed). Mei is a quiet magician who is usually expressionless. When it comes to the mysterious item "Caltard," she becomes really passionate.
Misaki Kuno as Mao, a rookie teacher who teaches at the "Adventurer School" that Yūsha and her friends attend. She's mature but because she looks so young the students treat her like the school's cute mascot. Mao's name is a wordplay on the Japanese word for "demon king."
Momo Asakura as Princess Rona (Rona Pricipa O Rabanesta, spelling not confirmed). Rona is the princess of Rabanesta, the only kingdom on Naral Island. Her favorite book is "Tales of Heroes," and she loves the existence of heroes. She is usually calm, but exhibits unusual behavior when heroes are concerned.
The anime's story is set on Naral Island, a continent with swords and magic in which humans and monsters coexist. The terrible Demon King lives there. In ancient times, the first-generation hero defeated the Demon King. Over the many successive generations since then, the Demon King has been resurrected, and the hero who opposes him has likewise reappeared. Girls attend a school for adventurers in order to defeat the Demon King when he appears again.
Though a bit absent-minded, Yusha has the body of a hero. The holy elf Seyla's trouble never ends because she is too serious. The cheerful warrior Fai loves to eat. Mei is a quiet otaku magician. As the four girls aim to be in the hero party, they live relaxed fantasy lives and show no sign of defeating the Demon King no matter how much time passes.
Kaori (Yuyushiki, How to keep a mummy) is directing the "everyday fantasy" anime. Takashi Aoshima (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Love Lab, Himouto! Umaru-chan) is in charge of series composition. Namori (Yuruyuri) is the original character designer, and Haruko Iizuka (Sisters of Wellber, Tamayura, Children of the Whales) is adapting the original character designs for animation.
Izumi Minami launched a manga adaptation of the project on Hobby Japan's Comic Fire website in August. The project is also getting a figure from Amakuni, designed by Grizzry Panda.
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