The upcoming original anime AYAKA has revealed a new trailer, as well as details on additional cast members. Kana Hanazawa and Jun Fukuyama are joining the cast as Ibara Ichijou and Taihei Makita respectively.
Other cast members of the AYAKA anime include Yuto Uemura (Bungo Stray Dogs, The Ancient Magus Bride, Darling in the Franxx) as Yukito Yanagi, Takuma Terashima (Bleach, Durarara!!, Wotakoi: Love is Hard of Otaku) as Jingi, Yuichiro Umehara (Black Clover, Goblin Slayer) and Kohsuke Toriumi (One Punch Man, Bleach, Basilisk, The Rising of the Shield Hero) as Haruaki Kurama, replacing Takahiro Sakurai (Demon Slayer, Mob Psycho 100, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure).
The AYAKA anime will be animated by Studio Blanc, under the direction of Nobuyoshi Nagayama. GoRa is responsible for the series composition, while Misaki Kaneko is creating the character designs based on the original by Redjuice. Kana Shibue is responsible for the music, while Ryo Tanaka is responsible for the sound direction.
Crunchyroll announced that it will be streaming the anime outside of Japan. The streaming platform describes the plot as:
The story follows Yukito Yanagi, an orphan who one day encounters an eccentric disciple of his father’s. The strange man takes him to his birthplace on Ayakajima, made up of seven islands where mysterious beings called “Mitama” and dragons are rumored to reside. There, Yukito meets his father’s two other disciples, who protect the harmony of Ayakajima… which soon threatens to collapse.
Source: Official Website
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