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Junji Nishimura and Mamoru Oshii’s Hikari no Ou Anime Reveals 16 Cast Members

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Following the announcement of its main cast earlier this month, the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Rieko Hinata’s Hikari no Ou fantasy novel series revealed sixteen more cast members today ahead of the series’ January 2023 premiere.


Sachi Kokuryu (Chibita in Mr. Osomatsu) as


Hikari no Ou Kun character design


Chiaki Kobayashi (Yuichi in Tomodachi Game) as


Hikari no Ou Shozo character design


Makoto Koichi (Sakura in Lycoris Recoil) as


Hikari no Ou Kaho character design


Kenta Miyake (All Might in My Hero Academia) as


Hikari no Ou Yuoshichi character design


Kaori Nazuka (Uta in One Piece Film Red) as


Hikari no Ou Hibana character design


Mamoru Miyano (Osamu in Bungo Stray Dogs) as


Hikari no Ou Takimi character design


Akira Ishida (Katsura in Gintama) as


Hikari no Ou Hibari character design


Shinichiro Miki (Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) as


Hikari no Ou Haiju character design


Yuko Hara (Akari in Chaika -The Coffin Princess-) as


Hikari no Ou Hotaru character design


Yume Miyamoto (Rikka in SSSS.GRIDMAN) as


Hikari no Ou Hotaru character design


Shunichi Maki as


Hikari no Ou Sakuroku character design


Yoji Ueda (Bebin in Ranking of Kings) as


Hikaru no Ou Enzen character design


Ryunosuke Watanuki as


Hikari no Ou Hitoo character design




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Based on the novel by Rieko Hinata, Hikari no Ou is being directed by Junji Nishimura (VLAD LOVE) at studio Signal.MD, with series composition by Mamoru Oshii (Angel’s Egg), Akihiro Yamada’s original character designs adapted for animation by Takuya Saito (Outlaw Star) and music by Kenji Kawai (Mob Psycho 100).


As previously reported, the story is described as such:


The world after the last war of humanity. The earth is covered with black forest, and the people have been infected with a human pyrogenic pathogen that causes their bodies to burn when they approach a natural fire. The fire in this world is gathered by hunting black beasts that live in the forest, the Fire Demons. Recently, there has been a rumor whispered among the fire hunters who hunt the Fire Demons. “The fire hunter who hunted the thousand-year comet “Shimmering Fire,” an artificial star wandering in the empty sky, will be called the King of Fire Hunters.” The protagonists of the story are Touko, a girl who grew up in a village, and Koushi, a former student in the capital city. Their encounter, which was never supposed to happen, changes the fate of the world.


The anime adaptation is currently scheduled to begin airing in January 2023.


Source: Comic Natalie



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