"Sword Gai: The Animation" Unsheathes Main Cast and New Key Visual

TV anime based on "dark fantasy" seinen manga heads to Netflix in the Spring season of 2018


A new key visual and the main cast have been revealed for Sword Gai: The Animation, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the dark fantasy manga about a young man who merges with a demonic sword in order to slay his enemies.


The main cast for Sword Gai: The Animation includes:


  • Yūto Uemura as Gai Ogata, a young man who chooses to live as a weapon. Gai uses the legendary sword, "Death Dragon", as a prosthetic to replace his missing right arm.
  • Yūichirō Umehara as Seiya Ichijou, the strongest man in the mysterious organization "Shoshidai". Seiya treats Gai like a younger brother.
  • And Yūka Aisaka as Sayaka Ogata, Gai's childhood friend.



The original Sword Gai manga and its sequel, Sword Gai Evolve, are written by Toshiki Inoue, illustrated by Keita Amemiya and Wosamu Kine, and serialized in Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's seinen manga magazine. Sword Gai: The Animation is directed by Takahiro Ikezoe and Tomohito Naka and features animation by LandQ Studios, DLE, and Production I.G.



Sword Gai: The Animation will be digitally distributed around the world on Netflix in the Spring season of 2018. Netflix describes the series as follows:


A weapon that has drawn the blood of countless victims becomes legend, and at times takes on a life of its own. When such a weapon’s human host is filled with hate and murderous intent, he becomes a demonic combination of weapon and man that thirsts only for slaughter.


An organization has faced these dangerous beings over the centuries. A young man named Gai is destined to live as a weapon. As humans are enthralled by their weapons’ power, epic battles unfold with the fate of humanity in the balance in this battle action fantasy.




Official Sword Gai: The Animation TV anime home page


Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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