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Post-Apocalyptic TV Anime Sabikui Bisco Reveals 1st Video, More Cast, January 2022 Debut (Updated)

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Shiro Saito, Kenjiro Tsuda join cast; manga adaptation's 2nd part launches on December 15

The official website for the television anime of the Sabikui Bisco (Rust-Eating Bisco) light novel series by Shinji Cobkubo (Kobukubo) posted two more cast members, the first full promotional video, a new main visual, and January 2022 premiere on Friday. The video previews the character voices:

The newly announced cast members are:

Shiro Saito as Jabi, Bisco's mentor

Kenjiro Tsuda as Kurokawa, a prefectural governor

The website reported that the second part of the manga adaptation will launch on the Square Enix's Manga Up! app on December 15. Sо̄ Natsuki is replacing Yūsuke Takahashi as the artist starting with the second part.

The story is set in Japan after a "Rusting Wind" has coroded everything. People live in fear of the rust that corrodes cities and life in general. A boy named Bisco Akaboshi from the despised Mushroom Guardian tribe embarks on a journey to obtain the "Rust-Eating" mushroom — a miracle drug that purifies all rust — to save his dying teacher.

During his journey, Bisco encounters Miro Nekoyanagi, a good-looking young doctor at Imihama, and together they search for a countermeasure against the rust consuming Miro's beloved big sister.

The cast includes:

Atsushi Ikariya is directing the anime at OZ with assistant director Daisuke Mataga. Sadayuki Murai is supervising and writing the series scripts. Ai Asari and Ikariya are designing the characters, and Asari amd Norie Igawa are serving as chief animation directors. Yi Hui Zhang is also serving as animation director. Takeshi Ueda (AA=) and Hinako Tsubakiyama are composing the music.

The other staff members include:

Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint launched the novel series with illustrations by K Akagishi and world-building art by mocha in 2018, and published the sixth volume last June. The light novel series was the first to top both the overall ranking and the new work ranking in the same year of the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi book. Yūsuke Takahashi serialized a manga adaptation on Square Enix's Manga Up! website from 2019 to 2020.

Update: January 2022 premiere date added. Thanks, harushiga.

Source: Sabikui Bisco anime's website, Comic Natalie


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