The upcoming TV anime adaptation of Rieko Hinata’s Hikari no Ou fantasy novel series revealed six main cast members today, adding onto the previous announcement of the series’ staff and release date, as follows:
Misaki Kuno (Kurumi in Lycoris Recoil) as
Shoya Ishige (Gojo in My Dress-Up Darling) as
Maaya Sakamoto (Akito in Fruits Basket) as
Saori Hayami (Yor in SPY x FAMILY) as
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Reiner in Attack on Titan) as
Megumi Yamaguchi (Hifumi as NEW GAME!) as
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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