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Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga Anime Reveals 2nd Visual, July 8 Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Hakuōki staff reunite for Studio DEEN's original TV series

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:

(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).

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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