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Endro~! Anime Casts Asuka Nishi as Chibi Dragon

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Studio Gokumi's original TV series premieres on January 12

The official website for Studio Gokumi's original television anime Endro~! revealed additional cast for the series on Tuesday. Asuka Nishi (Black Clover's Mimosa Vermilion, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic's Shinobu Ōmiya) will play the mascot-like character Chibi Dragon.

Nishi will appear at an advance screening for the first episode of the anime at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku Theater 9 in Tokyo on January 11. The event will include a talk show with the main cast, and Nishi will serve as MC.

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 previously revealed 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.

Cast members Hikaru Akao, Shiina Natsukawa, Ari Ozawa, and Inori Minase are performing the opening song "Endoro~ru!" as the group Yūsha Party. Minase is performing the ending song "Wonder Caravan!"

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.

Sources: Endro~! anime's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie via Ota-Suke

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