Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga Anime Reveals 2nd Visual, July 8 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for Studio DEEN's original television anime Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga revealed the second key visual and July 8 premiere for the series on Wednesday. The anime will premiere on AT-X on July 8 at 9:30 p.m. before debuting later that night on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji. The series will then begin airing on WOWOW on July 10. In addition, the series will begin streaming through d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) and other streaming services in Japan in July.
An advance screening of the anime's first three episodes will be held at Cinem@rt Shinjuku in Tokyo on June 23. Cast members Yūsuke Kobayashi, Yumiri Hanamori, and Shinnosuke Tachibana will attend the screening.
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 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
Additional cast members will include:
- Taiten Kusunoki as Oda Nobuhide
- Hidenari Ugaki as Shibata Katsuie
- Mugihito as Hirate Masahide
- Kenichirō Matsuda as Hayashi Hidesada
- Kōsuke Toriumi as Hayashi Michitomo
- Ryohei Kimura as sakuma. Nobumori
- Atsushi Tamaru as sakuma. Morishige
- Ayumu Murase as Oda Hidetaka
- Masako Katsuki as Dota Gozen
- Tesshō Genda as Saitō Dōsan
(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 (Yu-Yu 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. May'n (Macross Frontier, The Ancient Magus' Bride, Aquarion Logos) will perform the show's ending theme song "Kiba to Tsubasa" (Fang and Wing).