Episodes 1 & 2 of folklore to violent road fantasy adaptation hit the vap official channel on June 20, 2021
Some quick news for all you fans of folklore and ogre-slaying: the first two episodes of Peach Boy Riverside, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga written by coolkyousinnjya (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) and illustrated by Johanne that re-imagines the story of Momotaro as a violent fantasy adventure road-trip, will be streamed on Youtube for a limited time in June prior to the show hitting Japanese airwaves in July.
The episodes will be published to the vap official Youtube channel from 7:00pm - 12:00am JST on June 20, 2021. The episodes will be streamed in a pre-release form, so some footage will likely differ from the TV broadcast version that will be published later.
The original Peach Boy Riverside manga is serialized in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine R magazine and on the Magazine Pocket app. An English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Saltherine Aldarake, princess of the Kingdom of Aldarake, dreams of traveling the world—a dangerous dream in a land where monsters roam the countryside as they please, and humans live behind high, strong walls. But when a chance meeting with traveler Mikoto gives hope to her dream, he shatters it soon after, as he reveals himself to be none other than Momotaro, ruthless demon-slayer. Though horrified by the gore Momotaro leaves behind, Saltherine is convinced more than ever that she needs to learn about the world beyond her walls, and journeys out...following the steps of the mysterious, charismatic, terrifying boy she met that day...
The Peach Boy Riverside TV anime is directed by Shigeru Ueda and features animation production by Asahi Production. The series will broadcast in Japan on TOKYO MX and BS NTV beginning on July 01, 2021.
Source: Comic Natalie
Copyright notice: © coolkyousinnjya・Johanne / Kodansha / "Peach Boy Riverside" Production Committee
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