It’s nearly time for this dynamic duo to take flight.
Earlier today, the official Hisone to Masotan anime website updated with a new key visual, as well as a new cast member and details on the show’s theme songs.
We break the details down below:
The new image features the major human characters standing against a blue sky. Above them, several dragons outfitted in armour can be seen soaring above. Masotan is closest to the camera and looking down at Hisone.
Matsunojō Kanda will play Masotan. Kanda is a professional storyteller, who’s released several CDs of his work.
Opening theme song Shōjo wa Ano Sora wo Wataru (The Girl Crosses That Sky). D-Pai, a new unit composed of Tomoyo Kurosawa, Misaki Kuno, Satomi Arai, Maki Kawase, and Kaori Nazuka, will perform closing theme Le temps de la rentrée ~Koi no Ieji (Shingakki)~ (The Time of the Return ~Love’s Road Home (New School Year)~.
Hisone to Masotan will hit Japanese TV on April 12. The series will air on the following networks:
- Tokyo MX: 4/12/2018 at 24:00 (4/13/2018 at midnight)
- BS Fuji: 4/12/2018 at 24:00 (4/13/2018 at midnight)
- Gifu Broadcasting: 4/12/2018 at 24:45 (4/13/2018 at 12:45AM)
The project is an original work from Bones and Warner Brothers, which is being directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kiznaiver, Kimi no Iru Machi). Yoshiyuki Ito (Concrete Revolutio, Fullmetal Alchemist) is in charge of character designs for the project, while Mari Okada (Black Butler, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) tackles series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Supervisor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
- Original Character Design: Toshinao Aoki
- Mechanical Design: Shoji Kawamori
- Monster Concept Design: Shigeto Koyama
- Concept Design: Okama
- Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
- Art Design: Akihiro Hirasawa
- Color Design: Yuko Kobari
- Director of Photography: Kota Sasaki
- 3D CGI Director: Yōta Andō
- Sound Director: Haru Yamada
- Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi
- Music: Taisei Iwasaki
- Military Supervisor: Keigo Koyanagi
- Editor: Hiroshi Okuda
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Hisone Amakasu: Misaki Kuno
- Nao Kaizaki: Tomoyo Kurosawa
- El Hoshino: Maki Kawase
- Liliko Kinutsugai: Satomi Arai
- Mayumi Hitomi: Kaori Nazuka
- Sada Hinomoto: Romi Park
- Haruto Okonogi: Yuuki Kaji
- Yutaka Zaito: Yukitoshi Tokumoto
- Remi Kakiyasu: Rie Kugimiya
- Hiroki Ikushima: Junichi Suwabe
- Hiroshi Sosoda: Jouji Nakata