New key visual published for upcoming adaptation based on dark fantasy manga by MAYBE
A new key visual (below) and some new broadcast info have been revealed for To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (known in Japan as Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e), an upcoming TV anime based on the dark fantasy manga by MAYBE about former soldiers imbued with supernatural powers that try to maintain their humanity after the war that produced them is replaced by an uneasy peace.
The original To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga is serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, and an English language version is also published by Vertical, Inc., who describe the story as follows:
During a protracted civil war that pitted the North against the South, the outnumbered Northerners used dark magical arts to create monstrous super-soldiers—Incarnates. Now that the war has ended, those Sacred Beasts must learn how to make their way in a peaceful society, or face death at the hands of a Beast Hunter...
Nancy Schaal Bancroft, the daughter of an Incarnate soldier who met an untimely end at the hands of one such Beast Hunter, turns to hunting the hunter herself. But once she catches up with her quarry, she discovers hard truths about the lives of the Incarnates...
The To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts TV anime is directed by Jun Shishido and features animation production by MAPPA. The series will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System), and BS11 beginning in July of 2019.
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