Evangelion's Toji Suzuhara to voice Panda with a personality!
The TV anime adaptation of Gege Akutami's JUJUTSU KAISEN Shonen Jump manga series will soon be cursing Japanese TV screens in October, but before then, three new members of the cast were announced with their full character art, alongside an updated version of the first trailer featuring new animation!
Joining Junichi Suwabe (Shota Aizawa in My Hero Academia), who will be voicing Sukuna, are:
Mikako Komatsu (Sanae Kozuki in Sakura Quest) as Maki Zenin
Kouki Uchiyama (Tomura Shigaraki in My Hero Academia) as Toge Inumaki
Tomokazu Seki (Toji Suzuhara in Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Panda
Helming the adaptation at anime studio MAPPA is director Sunghoo Park (Garo -Vanishing Line-, The God of High School), with series composition and screenplay written by Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Attack on Titan) and character designs by Tadashi Hiramatsu (Yuri!!! on ICE, Parasyte -the maxim-). Handling the music will be Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama.
Previously released visual:
Viz Media has licensed the manga series for an English speaking audience, releasing the manga chapters as it comes out in Japan on the Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps. They describe the first volume as such:
Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…
JUJUTSU KAISEN is scheduled to broadcast starting in October during the "Super Animeism" block on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates on Friday nights.
Source: Comic Natalie
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