Mamoru Oshii’s Hikari no Ou TV Anime Gets Fiery Teaser Trailer
January 2023 will see the premiere of the newest TV anime from legendary anime creator Mamoru Oshii and long-time collaborator Junji Nishimura, Hikari no Ou, based on the novel series written by Rieko Hinata and illustrated by Akihiro Yamada. To get people fired up for the series, a teaser trailer was released showcasing the post-war human world that our protagonists live in.
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The Hikari no Ou TV anime is scheduled to broadcast in Japan on the WOWOW premium satellite network beginning in January 2023. The story of the series is 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.
Source: Comic Natalie
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