Kazuya Miura (DRAMAtical Murder)-directed series is set to premiere on October 2
The official website for the forthcoming TV anime Hataage! Kemonomichi/Rise Up! Animal Road has started streaming a 60-second new PV introducing its actual anime footage for the first time. The pro-wrestling and iekai fantasy hybrid anime is based on KonoSuba novel author Natsume Akatsuki (story) and Baka and Test manga illustrator team Mo-suke Mattaku & Yumeuta (arts)'s isekai comedy fantasy manga Kemonomichi.
As the first work by ENGI, a new anime production company founded by KADOKAWA, Sammy Corporation and Ultra Super Pictures in April 2018, the Kazuya Miura (DRAMAtical Murder)-directed anime is set to premiere on Abema TV and TOKYO MX on October 2, 2019.
The manga has been serialized in KADOKAWA's Monthly Shonen Ace since November 2016 and has released four tankobon volumes. Its story follows Japanese pro-wrestler Genzo Shibata, who is summoned to an another world during the world championship title match against his strongest rival MAO (Macadamian Ogre). Because he is a deep animal lover, he refuses a request from Princess Artena to kill the demon king and his evil beast in the wood. Instead, he decides to open a pet shop to make a living in the another world.
In full cooperation with the three manga creators, the TV anime will tell an untold first six-month life of the protagonist Genzo after he was summoned, which has not been explained in the manga story.
TV anime main staff:
- Director: Kazuya Miura (DRAMAtical Murder)
- Series composition: Touko Machida (Are You Lost?)
- Character designer: Chika Noumi (The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! episode animation director)
- Anime production: ENGI
Main voice cast:
- Genzo Shibata: Katsuyuki Konishi (Diavolo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)
- Shigure: Akira Sekine (Kurumi Mugen in Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka)
- Hanako: Yuki Yagi (Kanata Shinozaki in My Girlfriend is Shobitch)
- Carmilla: Arisa Sakuraba (Satan in Seven Mortal Sins)
- MAO (Macadamian Ogre): Tetsu Inada (Enji Todoroki/Endeavor in My Hero Academia)
©2019 Natsume Akatsuki/ Mo-suke Mattaku/Yumeuta/KADOKAWA/Kemonomichi Production Committee
©Natsume Akatsuki/ Mo-suke Mattaku/Yumeuta/KADOKAWA