The new anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix manga titled Phoenix: Eden17 announced new details on additional cast members. The release will have two versions: a film and the TV anime; the two will have different endings. The film, titled Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower will be released in Japan on November 11.
The Phoenix: Eden17 anime will be released exclusively on Disney+ on September 13 worldwide. The additional cast members include:
- Honoka Yoshida as Com
- Yosuke Kubozuka as George
- Rie Miyazawa as Romi
- Issey Ogata as Sudarban
Studio 4C are animating both the anime series and film adaptation, with Shojiro Nishimi directing them. Other staff members include Tatsuzou Nishida as character designer and chief animation director, Shinji Kimura as art director, Akiko Saito as technical line director and CGI director, and Kengo Shigemura on the editing.
The new anime adaptations are from Osamu Tezuka’s unfinished manga series Phoenix. The series has a total of 12 volumes out and each one tells a separate story set in a different era. It was originally serialized from 1954 to 1988 in multiple magazines. The story was never finished as Osamu Tezuka died in 1989 due to stomach cancer. He is a well-known author, known for many works, including Astro Boy, Dororo, Black Jack, and more. He played a key role in popularizing manga and is often referred to as “the godfather of manga.”
Viz Media published all the volumes in English. The licensor describes the plot as:
With grand historical sweep, this self-contained opening volume of Osamu Tezuka’s acclaimed Phoenix saga is an epic account of the human spirit in a time of chaos and warfare, where would-be warrior Nagi and his crew struggle against the elements, invaders, and history itself.
Source: Official Website