The official English and Japanese homepages for summer anime series Rokka no Yuusha recently revealed its main cast and upcoming event details.
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The main cast will include:
- Soma Saito (Twelve in Terror in Resonance, Tatsumi in Akame ga KILL!) as Adlet
- Yoko Hikasa (Houki Shinonono in IS: Infinite Stratos, Stephanie Dola in No Game No Life) as Nachetania
- Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yuuki Konno in Sword Art Online II) as Fremie
- Kenichi Suzumura (Sougo Okita in Gintama, Atsushi Murasakibara in The Basketball that Kuroko Plays) as Hans
- Rina Sato (Mikoto Misaka in A Certain Scientific Railgun, Ryou Machiko in Koufuku Graffiti) as Maura
- Ai Kakuma (Nina Klein in Aldnoah.Zero, Isuzu Sento in Amagi Brilliant Park) as Chamot
- Koki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie in Amagi Brilliant Park, Raku Ichijo in Nisekoi) as Goldov
A teaser trailer was previously unveiled together with the announcement of the animation adaptation at AnimeJapan 2015 in March. However, the voice cast had not been unveiled at that point, leaving fans guessing who the mysterious voice in the trailer belonged to.
The anime is adapted from a novel of the same name, originally written by Ishio Yamagata, and will see director Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Maoyu Maou Yuusha) helming the series at studio Passione. Additional staff include Tatsuhiko Urahata (Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, The Severing Crime Edge) as scriptwriter and series composition, Sayaka Koiso (Rail Wars!, Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth) as character designer and chief animation director, and Michiru Oshima (The Tatami Galaxy, Blast of Tempest) as soundtrack composer. Rokka no Yuusha is slated to air in July 2015.
The official English homepage describes the synopsis as:
Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world.
Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers”, and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, there turned out to be Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land…
The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and feelings of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group. And it is Adlet who gets suspected first and foremost.
The beginning of an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings upon mystery after mystery!
Additionally, there will be a live-streaming event hosted on Nico Nico Video on 20 June 2015. The first two episodes will also be screened ahead of the official start of the anime at an event in Tokyo on 27 June 2015. With its intriguing story, impressive voice cast and awesome characters, I’m definitely in for a spectacular ride next season with Rokka no Yuusha!
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Official English homepage: http://rokka-anime.us/
Rokka no Yuusha Twitter: https://twitter.com/rokka_anime