The official website for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga revealed 15 roles on Friday for 13 previously revealed cast members. The site also revealed a new visual.
The newly revealed character roles include:Akira Ishida as Hajime Hanafusa Hiroshi Shirokuma as Julius Reinhold, Shigeru Komada Ryōko Maekawa as Kokomi Yoshizawa Megumi Ogata as Ryō Inaba Masayuki Katou as Sukizō Urita Hidekatsu Shibata as Metsudō Katahara Tetsuo Kanao as Katsumasa Hayami Eiji Takeuchi as Fujio Aku, Masayasu Yokota Eiji Yanagisawa as Mikio Nabe Matthew Masaru Barron as Jerry Tyson Keiji Fujiwara as Niko Tokita Natsuko Kuwatani as Yoshiko Togawa Sōichiro Hoshi as Keizaburō Sawada
The show stars:Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ōma Tokita Chō as Kazuo Yamashita Jouji Nakata as Hideki Nogi Yumi Uchiyama as Kaede Akiyama Hayato Kaneko as Rihito Tetsu Inada as Jun Sekibayashi Junya Enoki as Cosmo Imai Daisuke Namikawa as Setsuna Kiryū Yasuyuki Kase as Takeshi Wakatsuki Ryuuzo Hasuike as Sen Hatsumi Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Aki Saitō, Hiroshi Matsui Takehiro Hasu as Futoshi Hosome Kanehira Yamamoto as Yoshirō Yoshitake Yōhei Azakami as Iwan Karaev Yukana as Shion Sōryūin Makoto Koichi as Tomoko Matsuda Eiichirō Tokumoto as Tadashi Iida, Takerō Ushiroda, Horio Kure, Shinobu Koōzan, Koishi Yamamoto Kōji Ishii as Gen Shikano Jin Urayama as Ken Ooya Masaaki Mizunaka as Ryō Himuro Shigeru Chiba as Eriō Kure Yūya Hirose as Henzō Kure Tomoyo Kurosawa as Karla Kure Kenichirō Matsuda as Hollis Kure Ryousuke Takahashi as Reiichi Kure Misono Suzuki as Fūsui Kure Daisuke Hirakawa as Kenzō Yamashita Takahiro Kameoka as Masahiko Oota Fumihiko Tachiki as narrator
Previously revealed cast members with still unrevealed roles include:
Masuo Amada Kazuya Ichijou Akio Ohtsuka Atsushi Ono Daisuke Ono Mai Kanazawa Noriyuki Kawamoto Taiten Kusunoki Naomi Kusumi Tesshō Genda Katsuyuki Konishi Misao Kobayashi Yu Kobayashi Kōichi Gomi Rikiya Koyama Takahiro Sakurai Shouzou Sasaki Chiharu Sawashiro Ikkyuu Juku Shinya Takahashi Ryota Takeuchi Kenjiro Tsuda Aki Toyosaki Rina Hidaka Nobuyuki Hiyama Mana Hirata Mai Fuchigami Takanori Hoshino Yūsuke Hoshino Chado Horii Yasunori Masutani Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Masaya Matsukaze Hiroshi Matsumoto Mitsuaki Madono Takahiro Mizushima Kenta Miyake Katsuki Murase Koji Yusa Masumi Yoshida
The anime will premiere on Netflix globally on July 31.
The anime had its world premiere at Anime Expo in July. The manga won a fan voting contest in 2015 to receive the adaptation.
Seiji Kishi (Danganronpa The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is directing the anime at Larx Entertainment. Makoto Uezu (Akame ga KILL!, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is in charge of series composition, and Kazuaki Morita (Tsuki ga Kirei, Assassination Classroom) is designing the characters. Team-MAX's Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) is composing the music. MY FIRST STORY are performing the theme song "King & Ashley."
Sandrovich launched Kengan Ashura with Daromeon's illustrations in the Manga ONE app in 2012 and ended the series on August 9, but a new arc launched in the Manga ONE app on January 17.
In the manga's story, businesses and merchants wager large sums of money to hire combatants for unarmed hand-to-hand fighting matches. The winner takes all in these Kengan competitions that originated during the Edo period. Merchants use the fights as a means to resolve disputes with each other. The strong and mysterious Ōma Tokita, whose nickname is Ashura, enters these matches. Nogi Group president Hideki Nogi keeps his ambitions to himself when he meets Ashura. Events begin to swirl around the Kengan fights as Ashura enters the fray.
The manga is also inspiring a smartphone game this spring.
Sources: Kengan Ashura anime's website, MoCa News