The hunter of souls shall rise once again.
Earlier today, the official Hakyū Hōshin Engi anime website updated with a new key visual. The image features the main characters standing before a sprawling forest.
Hakyū Hoshin Engi will hit Japanese TV on January 12. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:
- Tokyo MX: 1/12/2018 at 22:00 (1/12/2018 at 10:00PM)
- Sun TV: 1/12/2018 at 24:00 (1/13/2018 at Midnight)
- KBS Kyoto: 1/12/2018 at 24:00 (1/13/2018 at Midnight)
- BS11: 1/12/2018 at 25:30 (1/13/2018 at 1:30AM)
- AT-X: 1/13/2018 at 20:00 (1/13/2018 at 8:00PM)
AbemaTV will be the exclusive streaming provider for the series in Japan.
Hakyū Hoshin Engi is based on Ryu Fujisaki’s Hoshin Engi (Soul Hunter) manga. The show will be helmed by Masahiro Aizawa at C-Station, with Yoshimitsu Yamashita (Blade of the Immortal, Samurai Flamenco) providing character designs. Natsuko Takahashi (Yuyushiki, Fantastic Detective Labyrinth) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas will perform opening theme song Keep the Heat and Fire Yourself Up, while Nagi Yanagi performs closing theme Madoi Mirai.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Taikōbō: Kensho Ono
- Sibuxiang: Takahiro Sakurai
- Bunchū: Tomoaki Maeno
- Kō Tenka: Kenn
- Shin Kōhyō: Kousuke Toriumi
- Nataku: Makoto Furukawa
- Fugen Shinjin: Nobunaga Shimazaki
- Kō Hiko: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Yōzen: Yūichi Nakamura
Fujisaki’s Hoshin Engi manga ran in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996 – 2000. The series spans 23 collected volumes. Viz Media currently holds the rights to the title, which they describe as:
Taikobo’s tribe is wiped out when the evil Dakki, a beautiful member of the god-like Sennin race, takes control on China’s Yin Dynasty. Seeking vengeance, Taikobo is trained by Genshi Tenson, a Sennin himself, to lead the mysterious Hoshin Project.
Its mission: capture all Sennin and seal them away in a secret dimension, ridding the human world of immortals forever. But who do you trust – and who do you capture – when you’ve been trained to hunt demons by a demon?