Voice actors Nobuhiko Okamoto and Takehito Koyasu are joining the Ishura anime cast as Hidow the Clamp and Jelky the Swift Ink, respectively. The anime will premiere on January 24, with Studio Passione animating it.
Nobuhiko Okamoto is well known for his roles as Accelerator in the A Certain Magical Index series, Takumi Usui in Maid-sama!, Genya Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer, Garfiel in Re:ZERO, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyuu!!, Karma Akabane in Assassination Classroom, Ryo Kurokiba in Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, and Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia. Some of his more recent roles include Kakeru Sengoku in Horimiya, Rex in The Eminence in Shadow, and Sho Adachi in The Dangers in My Heart.
Meanwhile, Takehito Koyasu’s known roles include Dio Brando in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Zeke Yeager from Attack on Titan, Kuzan in ONE PIECE, Roswaal L. in Re:ZERO, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Shinsuke Takasugi in Gintama, and Excalibur in Soul Eater. His most recent roles include Dr. Matsumoto in Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Papa Shirogane in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Ojisan in Uncle From Another World, and Toji Fushiguro in the second season of JUJUTSU KAISEN.
The previously announced cast members include:
- Jun Fukuyama as Hoshihase Ars
- Akio Otsuka in Seijaku Naru Hargend
- Reina Ueda as Tooi Kagizume no Yuno
- Yuki Kaji as Yanagi no Tsurugi no Sojiro
- Showtaro Morikubo as Sekki no Tsubasa Legnezi
- Sora Amamiya as Seiten no Kate
- Soichiro Hoshi as Kasasagi no Dakai
- Aoi Yuki as Sekai Shi no Kia
- Mamiko Noto as Akai Shisen no Erea
- Rie Takahashi as Rankai Ryoreki Nihiro
Takeo Takahashi will serve as the chief director, while Yuuki Ogawa will be the director. Assistant directors include Hironori Aoyagi, Takuya Asaoka, Fujiaki Asari, and Takahiro Majima. Kenta Ihara is doing the series composition, Yoko Kikuchi and Yuka Takashina are on the character designs, Masahiro Tokuda on the music, and Takatoshi Himano is on the sound direction.
The Ishura anime is based on a light novel series of the same name by Keiso and illustrated by Kureta. It started off as a web novel, before being picked by ASCII Media Works, which published it under their Dengeki no Shin Bungei imprint. A total of five volumes are currently out. Yen Press licensed the series in English and describes the plot as:
In a world where the Demon King has died, a host of demigods capable of felling him have inherited the world. A master fencer who can figure out how to take out their opponents with a single glance; a lancer so swift they can break the sound barrier; a wyvern rogue who fights with three legendary weapons at once; an all-powerful wizard who can speak thoughts into being; an angelic assassin who deals instant death. Eager to attain the title of “True Hero,” these champions each pursue challenges against formidable foes and spark conflicts among themselves. The battle to determine the mightiest of the mighty begins.
Source: Official Website
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