TV anime based on novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura coming in 2017
A new key visual and a new preview video (below) have been released for Juuni Taisen, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of warriors patterned after the Chinese zodiac squaring off in a battle royal style death match.
The main staff for Juuni Taisen has also been announced including:
- Original work: Juuni Taisen (written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura)
- Director: Naoto Hosoda
- Series composition: Sadayuki Murai
- Character design: Chikashi Kadekaru
- Music: Go Shiina
- Music production: avex pictures
- Animation production: Graphinica
Voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto provides the voice for Usagi, the cheerful fellow featured in the key visual and trailer. The tagline for Juuni Taisen is: "This is the story of the dying warriors..."
The story of Juuni Taisen involves a group of 12 warriors, each of whom is patterned after one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The 12 square off in harrowing, battle royal death match, and the sole survivor of the war will be granted a single wish. The original novel is published by Shueisha under their Jump J Books imprint. The Juuni Taisen TV anime will be released in 2017.
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