Starting October 3rd, warriors inspired by the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals will be fighting in a fantasy battle roylale
Starting October 3rd, warriors inspired by the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals will be fighting in a fantasy battle royle in the the Graphinica (Chain Chronicle ~Light of Haecceitas~) anime adaptaiton of the JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR light novel series written by Monogatari's Nisio Isin and illustrated by Arakawa Under the Bridge's Hikaru Nakamura. It has now been featured in a third preview.
also announced, band Panorama Panama Town will be performing opening "Rapture"
Crunchyroll describes the story of JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR as follows:
The record of the bloody battle between the twelve proud warriors—
The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years…
Twelve brave warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac fight each other for the lives and souls.
The participants are twelve very strange warriors: “Rat,” “Ox,” “Tiger,” “Rabbit,” “Dragon,” “Snake,” “Horse,” “Goat,”
Monkey,” “Rooster,” “Dog,” and “Pig.”
The victor of this tournament gets to have one wish granted, whatever the wish may be.
The one wish they want granted—
Who will be the final survivor?
Whose tears will flow on the bloody battlefield filled with conspiracy and murder?
A soul-shaking battle royale is about to begin.
Main Voice Cast:
Tsugiyoshi Sumino/Rat: Shun Horie
Eiji Kashii/Ox: Yuichiro Umehara
Kanae Aira/Tiger: Hiromi Igarashi
Rabbit: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Nagayuki Tsumita/Dragon: Takuya Eguchi
Takeyasu Tsumita/Snake: Kosuke Toriumi
Yoshimi Souma/Horse: Hikaru Midorikawa
Sumihiko Tsujiie/Ram: Cho
Misaki Yuuki/Monkey: Saori Hayami
Ryouka Niwa/Rooster: Ayane Sakura
Michio Tsukui/Dog: Tomohiro Nishimura
Toshiko Inou/Boar: Yoko Hikasa
Director: Naoto Hosoda (SHUFFLE!, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!)
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai (Natsume's Book of Friends)
Character Design: Chikashi Kadekaru (Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties chief animation director)
Music: Go Shiina (God Eater, Dimension W)
Music Production: avex pictures
Animation Production: Graphinica (Tales of Zestiria the X)