It’s definitely not a tattoo you discuss in polite company!

Earlier today, the official Taboo Tattoo anime website updated with several new cast members. The new roles will be filled as follows:

  • Kar Shekar: Hitomi Nabatame
  • Lisa Lovelock: Eri Kitamura
  • Brad “BB” Blackstone: Toshiyuki Morikawa

Visuals for the new characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below.

The new players join six previously confirmed cast members:

  • Justice Akatsuka (“Seigi”): Makoto Furukawa
  • Tōko Ichinose: Chika Anzai
  • Bluesy = Fluesy (“Easy”) : Mikako Komatsu
  • Aryabahta (“Arya”): Akari Kito
  • Iltutmish (“Il”): Shiori Izawa
  • R.R. Lurker (“Lurker”): Kenjiro Tsuda

Taboo Tattoo Visual 002 - 20160528Taboo Tattoo is based on Shinjirō’s manga of the same name. The series will be helmed by Takashi Watanabe (The Slayers, Boogiepop Phantom) at J.C. Staff, with Shinya Hasegawa (Golden Time, Revolutionary Girl Utena) providing character designs. The team of Mayori Sekijima (Saber Marionette J, Pandora Hearts) and Masateru Ohtake will be in charge of series composition, while Shinji Hosoe scores the soundtrack.

The original Taboo Tattoo manga is an ongoing series, which began in the pages of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive in November 2009. Yen Press currently releases the title in North America. They describe the title as:

By all accounts, middle schooler Seigi is pretty unremarkable except for his martial arts prowess and a desire to protect the weak. But when his good intentions are put to the test by saving an old homeless man from some street thugs, the mysterious man shows his gratitude by…burning a tattoo onto Seigi’s palm?!

It turns out, the tattoo is a powerful secret weapon that everyone–including a formidable girl with a tattoo of her own–is after. With his life on the line and his martial arts skills alone no match against super-powered foes, will Seigi be able to unlock the latent potential of his tattoo and live to fight another day?!

Taboo Tattoo will air on three networks. The première schedule is as follows:

  • TV Tokyo: 7/4/2016 at 26:05 (7/5/2016 at 2:05AM)
  • AT-X: 7/6/2016 at 24:30 (7/7/2016 at 12:30AM)
  • BS Japan: 7/9/2016 at 24:00 (7/10/2016 at midnight)

Several visuals, as well as a 38-second teaser trailer have been released to promote the series. You can check these out below:

Promo Video


Source: MoCa News