Darwin's Game Anime Casts Yūya Hirose, Chiaki Kobayashi, Fukushi Ochiai

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime adaptation of FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga revealed additional cast members on Wednesday.

The newly announced cast members are:

  • Yūya Hirose as Hamada
  • Chiaki Kobayashi as Kyōda
  • Fukushi Ochiai as Shinozuka
  • Eiji Takemoto as Banda-kun
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Ō (King)
  • Ryūichi Kijima as Keiichi

The series will premiere with a one-hour episode on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and AT-X on January 3 at 24:00 (effectively January 4 at 12:00 a.m.). The anime will debut streaming simultaneously on AbemaTV, and it will begin airing later that week on Yomiuri TV and TV Aichi. It will then begin airing on Nagasaki Culture Telecasting Corporation on January 28. The first episode will have an advance screening at Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo on December 24.

Yoshinobu Tokumoto (Comic Girls) is directing the series at Nexus. FLIPFLOPs member Shū Miyama is writing the scripts. Kazuya Nakanishi (animation director for Granbelm, Comic Girls) is designing the characters. Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Golden Kamuy) is composing the music.

ASCA (Fate/Apocrypha, Sword Art Online: Alicization theme songs) is performing the opening theme song "CHAIN." Mashiro Ayano (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Re:CREATORS themes) is performing the show's ending theme song "Alive."

The anime's main cast includes:

  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Kaname
  • Reina Ueda as Shuka
  • Nichika Omori as Rain
  • Taku Yashiro as Ryūji
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Sui/Sōta

The manga centers on Kaname Sudō, a high school boy who is drawn to a mysterious game app titled "Darwin's Game." He becomes involved in a social game where the stakes are life or death.

FLIPFLOPs launched the manga in Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine in December 2012. Miyama provides the story for the manga, while Yuki Takahata provides the art.

Sources: Darwin's Game anime's website, Comic Natalie

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