Rise Up! Animal Road Anime Reveals 4 New Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for Hataage! Kemonomichi (Rise Up! Animal Road), the television anime of Natsume Akatsuki's Kemonomichi manga, revealed four new cast members on Wednesday. The new cast members include (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.):

Rie Suegara as Hiroyuki, a mixed-breed dog who was summoned to the other world alongside Genzō

Taketora as Edgar, a moneylender

Hana Tamegai as Misha, a werecat that belongs to Edgar's gang

Kenichirō Matsuda as Wolfgang von Kraftman, a werewolf that belongs to Edgar's gang

Previously announced cast members include (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.):

Tetsu Inada as MAO (Macadamian Ogre)

Katsuyuki Konishi as Genzō Shibata/Kemona Mask

Arisa Sakuraba as Carmilla

Yuki Yagi as Hanako

Akira Sekine as Shigure

The anime will premiere on AT-X on October 2 at 10:00 p.m., before debuting later that night on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The series will begin streaming the same day exclusively through AbemaTV.

Kazuya Miura (DRAMAtical Murder) is directing the anime at ENGI. Touko Machida (Lucky Star, DRAMAtical Murder, Harukana Receive) is in charge of the series scripts. Tomoka Noumi (episode animation director for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Sagrada Reset) is designing the characters.

No B and Katsuyuki Konishi (as his character Kemona Mask) is performing the opening song "Fight! Kemona Mask," while Momosumomosu is performing the ending song "Anecdote."

The manga follows masked wrestler Genzō Shibata, who likes all kinds of animals and creatures. One day he is summoned to another world, where a princess asks him to help kill magical beasts, but he gets mad and puts her in a German suplex. Instead, he begins life as a pet shop owner in the other world.

Akatsuki (Konosuba) writes the manga series and Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts artist team Mo-suke Mattaku and Yumeuta are providing the art. The duo launched the manga in Shōnen Ace in November 2016. The fourth compiled volume shipped on January 26.

Sources: Kemonomichi anime's website, Comic Natalie

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