Adaptation of dark fantasy manga by MAYBE will stream on Crunchyroll in the Summer of 2019
A new cast member has 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 groups of super-powered soldiers that find it difficult to adjust to a peaceful life when the war that created them ends.
In To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, voice actor Hiroki Yasumoto plays Edgar, aka "Basilisk", an Incarnate Soldier who can transform into a burly, lizard-like battle form.
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.. Crunchyroll describes the story of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts as follows:
The democratic nation of Patria was created on the continent of Patria.
Because of economical disputes, the country split north and south, creating the Northern Union of Patria and the Southern Confederation of Patria and they waged a long civil war. With their numbers dwindling, the North decides to use forbidden technology in order to defeat the South. This technology turns humans into monster-like soldiers, giving them almost godlike powers. And with those powers, the long war came to an end and peace was restored.
Incarnates. They were the heroes who saved the country and were regarded as gods.
Time had passed, leaving the war behind. The people who had given up their human forms to become Incarnates were now feared by the masses due to their overwhelming power and were now called Beasts.
The former captain of the Incarnate squad, Hank, was on a journey to find his former Incarnate comrades who had turned into Beasts and was hunting them down as the Beast Hunter. A young woman named Schaal was on a journey to find the person who killed her Incarnate father. She encounters Hank and decides to go on a journey with him to discover the truth behind her father’s death. She eventually finds out that the battle is never truly over, and the existence of the man Hank is looking for who is apparently responsible for letting the Beasts loose into the world.
Where does Hank’s path lead him, as he bears the sins for killing his own comrades?
The To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts TV anime is directed by Jun Shishido and features animation production by MAPPA. The series will be available via streaming on Crunchyroll, and it will also broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Fuji on Demand beginning on July 01, 2019, with an additional broadcast to following on Mainichi Broadcasting System beginning on July 02, 2019.
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