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Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, 10 More Cast Members, Opening Theme Artist

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Rib performs opening for original anime by Studio DEEN premiering in July

The official website for Studio DEEN's original television anime series Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals and previews Rib's opening theme song "Shissō" (Sprint). The video also previews May'n's ending theme song "Kiba to Tsubasa" (Fang and Wing).

The site also revealed 10 more cast members:

The anime will give a "bold interpretation" on historical figure Oda Nobunaga starting with his youth as an early teen. The series will follow him and his rivalry with his younger brother Nobuyuki. The show will premiere in July and will air in Japan on Tokyo MX, AT-X, WOWOW, and BS-Fuji, and will stream on the d Anime Store.

The show will star:

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Oda Nobunaga


Yūma Uchida as Ikeda Tsuneoki


Kaito Ishikawa as Oda Nobuyuki


Yumiri Hanamori as Kichō, Saitō Dōsan's daughter


Takuma Terashima as Maeda Toshiie, Oda Nobunaga's vassal

Shinnosuke Tachibana as Takugen Sōon


Junya Enoki as Takigawa Kazumasu


Manami Numakura as Ohana


Nao Tōyama as Oichi


Minori Suzuki as Ikoma Kitsuno


Makoto Takahashi as Sassa Narimasa


Tomoaki Maeno as Murai Sadakatsu


Satoshi Hino as Tsuzuki Kurando


(Note: Historical Japanese names are listed here with family name first.)

The anime will reunite the staff of the Hakuōki anime franchise, including character designer Atsuko Nakajima, script supervisor Ryota Yamaguchi, and scriptwriter Megumu Sasano. Additionally, Kaoru Sawada (Diamond Daydreams, Junji Ito "Collection") is also writing the scripts, and Noriyuki Abe (Yū Yū Hakusho, Bleach, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is directing the series. Yūsuke Shirato (Lost Song) is composing the music at Flying Dog.

Author Sasano launched a novel adaptation in Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine on January 10. The novel serves as both a prequel and a spinoff.

Sources: Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga anime's website, Comic Natalie


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