Chained Soldier Anime Reveals Delay to January 2024, New Visual
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A stage event at AnimeJapan 2023 for the television anime of writer Takahiro and artist Yōhei Takemura's Chained Soldier (Mato Seihei no Slave or literally, Slave of the Magic Capital's Elite Troops) manga revealed that the anime will now premiere in January 2024. The series was previously slated to premiere this year. The event also revealed a new visual.
The anime stars:
- Yūya Hirose as Yūki Wakura
- Akari Kitō as Kyōka Uzen
- Yume Miyamoto as Himari Azuma
- Mari Hino as Shushu Suruga
- Hina Tachibana as Nei Ōkawamura
- Maaya Uchida as Tenka Izumo
- Nene Hieda as Yachiho Azuma
- Reina Ueda as Sahara Wakasa
- Tomori Kusunoki as Aoba Wakura
- Sayaka Senbongi as Koko Zenibako
- Rina Hidaka Naon Yuno
The battle fantasy is set in a world where a demonic gate has unleashed monsters known as Shūki. A special peach tree is able to give special powers, but only to women. The story begins when a down-on-his-luck boy named Yūki Wakura meets Uzen Kyōka, a girl who has gained the power of the peach, and is the captain of the 7th Anti-Demon Squad.
Junji Nishimura (Ranma ½) is the anime's general director. Gorō Kuji (Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, White Album, Trinity Seven). Yasuhiro Nakanishi (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) is handling the series composition, and Ryōta Kanō and Akira Kindaichi (Bakugan Battle Planet) are writing the script. Hiroyuki Yoshii (Tawawa on Monday) is designing the characters. Kaoru Nishimura (Trinity Seven: Eternal Library & Alchemic Girl) is in charge of color design. Kohta Yamamoto (Attack on Titan The Final Season) is composing the music, and Chikako Yokota (The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods) is directing the sound.
Akari Kitō is performing the anime's opening theme song. Maaya Uchida is performing the ending theme song.
Takahiro (Akame ga KILL!) and Takemura (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! manga) launched the manga on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ manga website in January 2019.
Sources: PonyCanyon AnimeJapan 2023 livestream, Chained Soldier's Twitter account