Shuichi Ikeda and More Join the Cast of GIBIATE TV Anime

Original production features time-slipped samurai and ninja fighting monsters in near-future Japan

A banner image advertising the upcoming GIBIATE TV anime, featuring the main characters: Kanzaki Sensui, Kathleen Funada, and Sanada Kenroku.


Four new cast members have been revealed for GIBIATE, an upcoming original TV anime about a group of time-displaced samurai and ninja fighting to survive in a monster-filled, post-apocalyptic near-future Japan. The new cast members include:


A character visual of Dr. Yoshinaga, a character from the upcoming GIBIATE TV anime.



Shuichi Ikeda (Char Aznable in Mobile Suit Gundam) as Dr. Yoshinaga.


A character visual of Hatonami Ayame, a character from the upcoming GIBIATE TV anime.



Hiroki Nanami (Shizuno in Somali and the Forest Spirit) as Hatonami Ayame.


A character visual of Mikimoto Isao, a character from the upcoming GIBIATE TV anime.



Hiromi Sakimoto (Enji Matsuda in Kamen Rider Zero-One) as Mikimoto Isao.



And Emi Ito (Emi-sensei in Kamen Rider Fourze) as Funada Yurika (not pictured).



The story of GIBIATE is described as follows:


In 2030, Japan. A virus has infected humans throughout the world. Infected people turn into different forms of monsters based on their ages, sexes and races. The virus is named ‘Gibia’ - after being rich in variety like gibier. Just then, a pair of samurai and ninja appeared in such a blighted wasteland of Japan. They both travelled from the early Edo period, fighting together with help from a doctor who tries to find cure for Gibia. Facing ceaseless attacks from Gibia, and outlaws that attack travelers for food, they start the dangerous journey with enemies all around.


A key visual for the upcoming GIBIATE TV anime, featuring the characters of Kanzaki Sensui and Sanada Kenroku as illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano.


GIBIATE is directed by Masahiko Komino. The series will broadcast in Japan beginning in the Summer of 2020.




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Official GIBIATE PROJECT home page (English language version)


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