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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle TV Anime Casts Hiro Shimono, Rikiya Koyama

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime based on Kagiji Kumanomata's manga premieres this year

The official website for the television anime of Kagiji Kumanomata's Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (Maōjō de Oyasumi) manga revealed two new cast members for the anime on Wednesday. Kumanomata also drew a new illustration for the anime (seen below).

The new cast includes:

Hiro Shimono as The Hero Akatsuki who rises to the occasion to rescue Princess Syalis

Rikiya Koyama as Majiro the Hedgehog

Previously announced cast members include Inori Minase as Princess Syalis (left in image below), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as the Demon King Tasogare (center), and Kaito Ishikawa as the Demon Cleric (right).

Mitsue Yamazaki (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, Tada Never Falls in Love) is directing the series at Doga Kobo ( The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun). Yoshiko Nakamura (Kabukibu!, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) is in charge of the series scripts. Ai Kikuchi (New Game!, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?) is designing the characters.

The anime will premiere this year.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

Sshhh! Princess Syalis is trying to get a good night's sleep. Some shut-eye. Forty winks. Catch some Z's. Long ago in olden times when people and demons lived together in—well, disharmony, really – a demon king kidnaps a human princess and imprisons her in his castle. Bereft, the princess's subjects beat their chests in anguish…until a hero arises to spearhead Project Rescue Our Princess! While waiting for her knight in shining armor, what's an imprisoned princess to do …? Teddy-bear guards with bat wings are all very well, but her dungeon cell is bo-o-o-ring! So, she decides to wile away the long hours by sleeping. Now if only she could get comfortable…and didn't suffer from insomnia…

Kumanomata launched the ongoing manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in May 2016. The 14th volume will ship in Japan on April 16.

Sources: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle anime's website, Comic Natalie

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