Yūichi Nakamura, Mamiko Noto Join Cast of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Maybe's To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e) manga revealed two more cast members for the anime on Monday.
Yūichi Nakamura as Cain
Mamiko Noto as Elaine
The anime will premiere this year. The previously revealed cast includes:
Katsuyuki Konishi as Hank
Ai Kakuma as Nancy Schaal Bancroft
Jun Shishido (storyboards and episode director for Yuri!! on Ice, Death Parade, Banana Fish) is making his series directorial debut with this anime at MAPPA, and Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga) is in charge of the series scripts. Daisuke Niinuma (episode animation director for Banana Fish, Kids on the Slope) is designing the characters, and is also serving as the chief animation director. Takayuki Sano is credited for Incarnate design. Chikako Kamata (Yuri!! on Ice, Banana Fish) is the color designer, while Hirofumi Morikawa (Banana Fish) is the art director. Momoko Mifune (Yuri!! on Ice, Banana Fish) is the director of photography, and Satoshi Aihara is the editor.
Vertical Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
During a protacted civil war that pitted the North against the South, the outnumbered Northerners used dark magic to create monsterous super-soldiers called Incarnates. Now that the war has ended, those Sacred Beasts must learn to make their way in a peaceful society, or face death at the hands of a Beast Hunter.
Nancy Schaal Bancroft, the daughter of an Incarnate, turns to hunting the hunter herself. But once she catches up with her quarry, she discovers hard truths about the lives of these Sacred Beasts.
Manga creator duo Maybe (Dusk maiden of Amnesia) launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in June 2014, and Kodansha published the manga's ninth volume on February 8.