Noblesse Anime Casts DA-5 Special Forces Unit
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa revealed the members of Union's special-forces unit DA-5 and their respective voice cast members on Wednesday:
Katsumi Fukuhara as Shark, a bellicose, arrogant DA-5 member
Hiroki Yamada as Hammer, the DA-5 explosives specialist
Crunchyroll describes the anime's story:
Raizel awakens from his 820-year slumber.
He holds the special title of Noblesse, a pure-blooded Noble and protector of all other Nobles. In an attempt to protect Raizel, his servant Frankenstein enrolls him at Ye Ran High School, where Raizel learns the simple and quotidian routines of the human world through his classmates.
However, the Union, a secret society plotting to take over the world, dispatches modified humans and gradually encroaches on Raizel's life, causing him to wield his mighty power to protect those around him…
After 820 years of intrigue, the secrets behind his slumber are finally revealed, and Raizel's absolute protection as the Noblesse begins!
The previously announced cast members include:
- Akihisa Wakayama as Regis K. Landegre
- Ai Kayano as Seira J. Loyard
- Masatomo Nakazawa as Tao
- Takeo Ōtsuka as Takeo
- Tarusuke Shingaki as Cadis Etrama di Raizel
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Frankenstein
- Kosuke Onishi as M-21
- Ryota Iwasaki as Yusuke Tashiro
- Yohei Hamada as Manabu Kase
Yasutaka Yamamoto (Hinomaru Sumo, Squid Girl Season 2) is directing the anime as a co-production between Crunchyroll and WEBTOON. Sayaka Harada (Starmyu, Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-) is in charge of series scripts. Akiharu Ishii (The Prince of Tennis II, Blood+) is serving as character designer and chief animation director.
The other staff members include:
- Art Directors: Akio Shimada (Studio Pablo), Takanori Tanaka
- Assistant Art Director: Yoshiki Matsumura (Studio Pablo)
- Prop Design: Taiyō Yoshida
- 3D: I.G3D
- 3D Director: Shiguma Morimoto
- Color Design: Kumiko Yusa
- Color Design Assistant: Yumi Kitani
- Photography: Typhoon Graphics
- Director of Photography: Hideki Imaizumi
- Sound: Glovision
- Sound Director: Tōru Kanegae
- Music: Yoshihiro Ike, Shun Narita
- Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka (Jay Film)
Kim Jae-joong performs the anime's theme song "BREAKING DAWN." K-pop group OH MY GIRL performs the ending theme song "Etoile."
Crunchyroll will premiere the anime on October 6 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The stream will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the CIS. The anime will also debut in Japan on the Tokyo MX channel at 24:00 on October 7 (effectively October 8 at 12:00 a.m.) and on BS11 at 25:30 (effectively October 8 at 1:30 a.m.).
WEBTOONS started publishing the manhwa in English in July 2014, and published the epilogue in January 2019. WEBTOONS also published a spinoff title Noblesse: Rai's Adventure in 2016. Crunchyroll previously announced that Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee are "preparing another story and an extension."
Production I.G previously produced a 30-minute anime based on the manhwa in 2016 titled Noblesse: Awakening. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime.