Via Comic Natalie: Science SARU is producing a new animated adaptation of the famous Japanese epic “Heike Monogatari“; the series will be broadcast on FUJITV’s “+ULTRA” animation block starting January 2022. The anime will be adapted from the translation by Hideo Furukawa, to be directed by Naoko Yamada, based on a script by Reiko Yoshida, featuring character designs by Fumiko Takano, with music by Kensuke Ushio.
Science SARU’s “Heike Monogatari will star Aoi Yuki, Takahiro Sakurai, Saori Hayami, Tetsuaki Genda, Shigeru Chiba, Kikuko Inoue, Freedom Irino, Yumiko Kobayashi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Natsuki Hanae, Ayumu Murase, Koutaro Nishiyama, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Subaru Kimura, Yu Miyazaki, Inori Minase, Sugita Tomokazu, and Yuki Kaji.
“Heike Monogatari” is a fictional dramatization of the battles of the Taira and Minamoto clans during the Genpei War of 1180 to 1185. It inspired many aspects of Japanese culture such as Noh plays, woodblock prints, and motion pictures.