New key visual, teaser trailer, main staff, and main cast revealed for "mistaken identity" fantasy anime adaptation
A new key visual (above), a new teaser trailer (below), the main staff, and the main cast have been revealed for Maousama, Retry!, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of "mistaken identity" isekai fantasy light novels written by Kurone Kanzaki and illustrated by Makoto Iino about an ordinary guy who ends up playing the role of a Demon Lord when he is transported into a video game.
The main staff for Maousama, Retry! includes:
- Original work: Maousama, Retry! by Kurone Kanzaki (published by Futabash under the M Novels imprint)
- Director: Hiroshi Kimura
- Series composition: Ohka Tanizaki
- Original character design: Makoto Iino
- Character design: Chiyo Nakayama
- Animation production: EKACHI EPILKA
The main cast for Maousama, Retry! includes:
Kenjiro Tsuda as Hakuto Kunai / Akira Ohno, a working adult who borrows the appearance and abilities of the last boss of "GAME". Although he is actually quite ordinary, Akira is very adaptable and gutsy, and he rises to any occasion. Because of his character's setting as the last boss, his status is abnormally high.
Kanon Takao as Aku, a village girl. Since her parents were killed when she was young, Aku was persecuted by her village and offered up as a sacrifice before being saved by the Demon Lord. Aku has a very pure and innocent personality, and she looks up to the Demon Lord as a father figure.
And Kaori Ishihara as Luna Elegant, the youngest sister of the "Three Saints". Luna is the most magically gifted of the Saints, and because of her powerful natural gifts, she's had a very spoiled upbringing and has developed an extremely selfish personality.
The story of Maousama, Retry! follows Akira Ohno, an ordinary working adult who finds himself zapped into a magical world after logging into the video game "GAME" while using the character name of "Maou Hakuto Kunai" ("Demon Lord Hakuto Kunai").
In the new world, Akira begins traveling with a young lady who is dealing with a disability that incapacitates one of her legs, but it becomes clear that Akira and his new companion can't conceal the overwhelming power of the Demon Lord, and they cause trouble wherever they go. Soon they are pursued by forces that want to destroy the Demon Lord, including a holy woman and an entire country, and a "mistaken identity" fantasy about an ordinary person with the appearance of a diabolical tyrant results.
Maousama, Retry! will broadcast in Japan beginning in July of 2019.
Official Maosama, Retry! TV anime home page
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