Prepare for combat of a truly elegant nature.
Earlier today, studio Silver Link launched a website for a new anime TV series, titled Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari (Butlers: A Millennium Century Story). The project, which is described as “school comedy x traditional battle action”, will hit Japanese TV in January 2018.
A teaser trailer, a key visual, the core staff, and major cast members were also unveiled. We break these down below:
The minute-long trailer introduces the major characters, while confirming a January 2018 premiere.
A three-minute cast interview video also started streaming today. The promo focuses on lead actors Takuya Satou and Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
The visual features lead characters Koma Jinguji and Tsubasa Hayakawa standing before a stained glass window.
The confirmed voice cast for Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari includes:
- Tsubasa Hayakawa: Takuya Satou
- Koma Jinguji: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Visuals for the characters, along with those of several other major players were also unveiled. You can check these out below:
Masaru Takahashi is directing the project at Silver Link, with Fujiko Kosumi providing character designs. Megumi Shimizu is in charge of series composition for the show.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original Concept: Intouchable Butlers (SummerACG)
- Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
- Music: TOMISIRO
- Music Production: Lantis
- Production: Butlers ~Chitose Momotose Monogatari~ Project
Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari will revolve around two leads: Koma “Jay” Jinguji, and Tsubasa Hayakawa. Jinguji is the student council president. And, as expected, he’s smart, he’s elegant, and he’s able to capture the hearts of women with but a simple smile. Hayakawa, meanwhile, is a multi-talented café assistant. His claim to fame is his latte art, particularly of owls, for which he’s become quite popular with female patrons.
Now, for some reason, these two charming young men aren’t exactly your typical students. They’re known as “Butlers”, and must combine their powers to engage in supernaturally-charged battles across time and space while living that ideal (though peppered with slapstick comedy!) school life.