Sequel series coming in July of 2016 picks up where 2006 anime TV series left off
D.Gray-man Hallow, a sequel series to the 2006 - 2008 TV anime based on the D.Gray-man manga by Katsura Hoshino, is coming to Japanese TV in July of 2016, and although it continues where the previous series left off, the new series features a new cast of voice actors playing familiar characters.
The cast for D.Gray-man Hallow includes:
- Ayumu Murase as Allen Walker. (previously voiced by Sanae Kobayashi)
- Takuya Sato as Yu Kanda. (previously voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)
- Natsuki Hanae as Lavi. (previously voiced by Kenichi Suzumura)
- Ai Kakuma as Lenalee Lee. (previously voiced by Shizuka Itō)
- Shinnosuke Tachibana as Howard Link. (previously voiced by Daisuke Kishio)
- Yutaka Aoyama as The Earl of Millenium. (previously voiced by Junpei Takiguchi)
- Masakazu Nishida as Tyki Mikk. (previously voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa)
- Yui Kondo as Road Kamelot. (previously voiced by Ai Shimizu)
- Soichiro Hoshi as Wisely.
- Ryota Asari as Alma Karma.
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Arystar Krory. (previously voiced by Mitsuo Iwata)
- Ami Koshimizu as Miranda Lotto. (previously voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)
- Hochu Otsuka as Bookman. (previously voiced by Takeshi Aono)
- Go Inoue as Komui Lee. (previously voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi)
- Tomokazu Sugita as Reever Wenhamm. (previously voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu)
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Johnny Grill.
- Toru Okawa as Malcom=C=Lvellie. (previously voiced by Ryūsuke Ōbayashi)
- Takuya Eguchi as Madarao.
- Soma Saito as Tokusa.
- And Rie Suegara as Tewaku.
Additionally, the main staff for D.Gray-man Hallow has been announced, including:
- Director: Yoshiharu Ashino
- Screenplay: Michiko Yokote, Tatsuto Higuchi, Kenichi Yamashita
- Character designs, chief animation director: Yosuke Kabashima
- Design works: Yasuhiro Moriki
- Art settings: Kazushi Fujii
- Art director: Masatoshi Kai
- Color design: Junko Suenaga
- Director of photography: Kim Kwang Jun
- Editor: Tomoki Nagasaka
- Music: Kaoru Wada
- Opening theme: Lenny code fiction
- Ending theme: Mashiro Ayano
- Sound director: Takeshi Takadera
- Animation production: TMS Entertainment Co.,Ltd.
- Production: D.Gray-man PROJECT
The original D.Gray-man manga is currently serialized in Shueisha's Jump SQ.Crown quarterly manga anthology magazine. Viz Manga releases an English language version of the manga, and describes it as follows:
"A born exorcist, Walker's primary anti-akuma weapon is the cross that's embossed on his red, disfigured left hand, which contains Innocence. But not only does Walker destroy akuma, he sees the akuma hiding inside a person's soul! Together with his fellow exorcists fighting under the command of the Black Order, Walker leads the battle against the Millennium Earl, the evil being out to destroy mankind."
The 2006 - 2008 D.Gray-man TV anime is licensed and released in North America by Funimation.
Official D.Gray-man TV anime web site
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