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Bungō to Alchemist Anime Reveals Additional Cast, April 3 Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Tokyo Ghoul:re's Toshinori Watanabe helms story about great authors reborn to protect literature

The official website for Bungō to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma (Literary Greats and Alchemists: The Gears of Judgment), the television anime adaptation of DMM Games' Bungō to Alchemist game, revealed additional cast and the April 3 premiere on Tuesday.

The newly revealed characters and cast members — all reprising their roles from the game — are:
(left to right in image above)

The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on April 3 at 25:23 (effectively April 4 at 1:23 a.m.), before debuting later that night on TV Osaka and TV Aichi. The series will then premiere on AT-X on April 4 at 11:00 p.m.

In the original simulation game, players become special librarians who join forces with reborn literary figures. They fight together to protect literature from forces that corrode it. The game's main cast members are reprising their roles for the anime, led by Junichi Suwabe as real-life novelist Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (pictured right).

Toshinori Watanabe (Tokyo Ghoul:re, MIX) is directing the anime at OLM. Jirō Ishii (Under the Dog, 428: Shibuya Scramble) is credited with the anime's world setting after being credited for the same on the game. Jun Kumagai (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Hamatora) is writing and supervising the series scripts. Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. The game's composer Hideki Sakamoto (NoixyCroak) is returning to compose the music, and Yasunori Ebina is directing the sound.

Yoshino Nanjō is performing the anime's ending theme song "Yabu no Naka no Synthesis."

The online PC browser game launched in November 2016, followed by a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices in June 2017. The game has also inspired soundtrack and line reading CDs, "anthology comics," and other print publications. The game inspired a stage play that ran in Tokyo and Kyoto from February to March 2019.

Sources: Bungō to Alchemist: Shinpan no Hagurumav anime's website, Comic Natalie

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