New series from the creators of "To Be Hero" mixes Chinese/Japanese language talent
Prepare to re-enter the world of HAOLINERS' To Be Hero -- maybe -- with To Be Heroine.
Blasting onto the scene this month, the new series from the team behind Hitori no Shita: The Outcast and The Silver Guardian will be attempting a first: blending Chinese and Japanese voice acting into the same production. From what we can tell so far, the language barrier will denote two different worlds: our world, the "3D World" (Chinese), and the magical "2D World" (Japanese).
The series stars Mie Mie and Moa Tsukino as Futaba, a high-school student who falls into a mysterious world. In the 2D World, she's the only person who wears clothes -- and she's expected to save everyone. When her boot falls off and turns into a handsome swordsman, she discovers that she has the power of SpiriClo ("spirit clothes") in a world where clothing is a weapon.
To Be Heroine will feature the opening theme "Ray" by J-pop group Passcode, and ending theme "Koibana Renbo" by duo Re-connect.
As for how To Be Heroine connects with To Be Hero? Besides the reappearance of Min-chan, audiences will just have to wait and see! It is set to start airing on TOKYO MX1 on May 19.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her work can currently be read in Stranger Tales of the City from Obverse Books.