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Mamoru Oshii’s Hikari no Ou TV Anime Gets Fiery Teaser Trailer

Hikari no Ou


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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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram