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K Creator GoRA Pens AYAKA Original Anime for 2023 Broadcast

AYAKA anime header


GoRA, the anonymous seven-author collective behind the K anime franchise, and production company King Records are officially teaming up to release a new original TV anime project titled AYAKA, which will broadcast sometime in 2023.


A teaser visual and trailer were released, along with main cast and staff details:


Teaser Visual

AYAKA anime teaser visual


Teaser Trailer



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The main cast is as follows:


Yuto Uemura (Atsushi in Bungo Stray Dogs) as

Yukito Yanagi

AYAKA Yukito Yanagi character design


Takuma Terashima (Atsushi in Tokyo Revengers) as

Jingi Sagawa

AYAKA Jingi Sagawa character design


Takahiro Sakurai (Reigen in Mob Psycho 100) as

Haruaki Kurama

AYAKA Haruaki Kurama character design


Yuichiro Umehara (Goblin Slayer in GOBLIN SLAYER) as

Aka Ibuki

AYAKA Aka Ibuki character design



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With scripts by GoRA and original character designs by redjuice (Guilty Crown), AYAKA is being directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life) at Studio Blanc, with animation character designs by Misaki Kaneko (Smile Down the Runway), sound direction by Ryo Tanaka (Tribe Nine) and music by Kana Shibue (Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju). Naoya Tanaka serves as production designer.


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: Comic Natalie



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