The previously announced The Fable anime will premiere this April and will air for two consecutive cours. A key visual and details about the main cast have been released as well.
The main cast includes Kazuyuki Okitsu as Akira Sato, Miyuki Sawashiro as Yoko Sato, Kana Hanazawa as Misaki Shimizu, Akio Atsuka as Takeshi Ebihara, Kenjiro Tsuda as Kenji Kojima, Tetsuo Komura as The Boss, and Jun Fukushima as Jackal Tomioka.
Tezuka Productions (My Home Hero, The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses) is animating the adaptation under the direction of Ryosuke Takahashi. Yuya Takashima is doing the series composition and writing the screenplay with Mayumi Morita. Meanwhile, Kyuma Oshita, Saki Hasegawa, and Junichi Hayama are doing the character designs.
The Fable anime was first announced in July 2023, with a first teaser trailer released the following month. It is based on a manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhisa Minami. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from November 2014 to November 2019. A sequel titled The Fable: The Second Contact started in Weekly Young Magazine in July 2021. Kodansha USA has licensed the manga in English:
When you’re the infamous “genius killer” hitman The Fable, many things come easy. Being a normal person, however, isn’t one of them. In fact, being told that he can’t kill anyone for a while may just be the hardest job he’s ever taken…
The manga received a live-action film adaptation in June 2019, starring Junichi Okada, Fumino Kimura, Mizuki Yamamoto, and Kai Iwonaki, to name a few. The film is available for viewing on Netflix. A sequel film titled The Fable: A Hitman Who Doesn’t Kill premiered on June 18, 2021.
Source: Official Website
©Katsuhisa Minami, Kodansha/”The Fable” Production Committee