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New Shaman King Anime Adds 11 Cast Members

posted on by Egan Loo

The official Twitter account for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga announced 12 more cast members on Thursday.

Kenichirō Matsuda as Luchist
Megumi Hayashibara as Opacho

Mitsuaki Madono as Peyote Diaz
Tsuguo Mogami as Hang Zang-Ching
Anri Katsu as Turbine

Saki Endō as Kanna Bismarch
Wakana Minami as Matilda Matisse
Kei Shindou as Marion Phauna

Takahiro Fujiwara as Big Guy Bill
Ryotaro Okiayu as Boris Tepes Dracula
Kousuke Takaguchi as Damayaji (rightmost in the image below)

The anime also previewed the character design for Blocken Meyer (second from the right in the image below), but did not reveal the cast member yet.

The anime premiered on April 1 and is ongoing. Netflix will stream the anime worldwide on August 9. The anime will have 52 episodes.

The anime will adapt all 35 volumes of the manga's new complete edition, which Kodansha started publishing in print volumes in Japan last June. The first anime adaptation of the manga premiered in 2001.

Joji Furuta (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, ēlDLIVE) is directing the new anime at Bridge (Fairy Tail, The Royal Tutor). Shoji Yonemura (Pokémon franchise, Wave, Listen to Me!) is in charge of the series scripts. Satohiko Sano (Heybot!, Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun, Talentless Nana) is designing the characters. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is composing the music, with King Record as the music producer. Masafumi Mima is the audio director.

Megumi Hayashibara is once again performing the anime's opening song "Soul salvation" and first ending theme song "#Boku no Yubisaki" (My Fingertip). (She performed two opening songs and two ending songs for the 2001 anime.) Yui Horie will perform the series' second theme song "adieu." The song's digital single will launch on July 1. Ryūjin Kiyoshi wrote the song. (Horie plays Iron Maiden Jeanne in both the new and the original anime.) The soundtrack will be available on digital services on Friday at midnight.

Source: Shaman King franchise's Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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