As the prequel anime to Osamu Tezuka’s classic manga series “Young Black Jack” enters the Muzanchou arc, eight new additions to the anime’s cast have been announced.

These eight new characters will be appearing in episodes 9 and 10 and are inspired by characters from other Osamu Tezuka mangas such as Dororo. In fact, the arc itself was inspired by the Dororo manga. One example is Mamoru Miyano’s character, who is inspired Hyakkimaru, or Junji Majima’s character who is inspired by Tanosuke. The titular Dororo himself even inspires one character, and it’s the one voiced by You Taichi.

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Mamoru Miyano (Gundam 00’s Setsuna F. Seiei and Steins; Gate’s Rentarou Okabe) as Maruo Hyakki

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Daisuke Hirakawa (Free!’s Rei Ryuugazaki and School Days’ Makoto Itou) as Sabame

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Junji Majima (Is This a Zombie?’s Ayumu Aikawa and Monster Musume’s Kimihito Kurusu) as Tano

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Takehito Koyasu (Sgt. Frog’s Sergeant Major Kululu and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’s Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo) as Kagemitsu Daigou

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Kousei Tomita (Magic Kaito 1412’s Jirokichi Suzuki and Undersea Super Train: Marine Express’ Shunsaku Ban) as Shunsaku Ban

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Hikaru Midorikawa (Little Busters!’s Kyousuke Natsume and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing’s Heero Yuy) as Takara

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You Taichi (Akame ga KILL!’s Emperor and Prison School’s Anzu Yokoyama) as Roro

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Eriko Matsui ([email protected] Cinderella Girls’s Nao Kamiya and Log Horizon’s Isuzu) as Mio

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Source: Comic Natalie