The dog star shall guide this series into the wilds of the summer anime season.

Earlier today, P.A. Works announced that they’re working on an original anime TV series, titled Sirius the Jaeger. The publisher opened an official website (in both English and Japanese), which includes a plot description, a trailer, and a visual, along with the first cast and crew members attached to the project.

We break the details down below:

Trailer

The 90-second teaser offers a look at the show in action, showing scenes from a tense battle between human and vampire. English and Japanese text offer a brief overview of the show’s plot.

Key Visual

The visual features lead character Yuliy taking down a vampire with his scythe, set against a clock tower. Down below, a close-up of Yuliy’s face is visible.

Staff

Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger, Under the Dog, Snow White with the Red Hair) is directing the project at P.A. Works, with the team of Mai Matsuura (The Betrayal Knows My Name, Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection) and Soichiro Sako (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) providing character designs. Keigo Koyanagi (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, The Rising of The Shield Hero) is in charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Work: Project SIRIUS
  • Original Character Design: Kinu Nishimura
  • Chief Animation Director: Mai Matsuura
  • Chief Animation Director: Soichiro Sako
  • Concept Design: Shiho Takeuchi
  • Action Animation Direcor: Masahiro Sato
  • Art Director: Junichi Higashi, Ayumi Sato
  • Director of Photography: Kazuto Izumida
  • Edit: Ayumu Takahashi
  • Color Setting: Mika Sugawara
  • 3D Animation Director: Tariki Kiritani
  • Music: Masaru Yokoyama
  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
  • Production: infinite

Cast

Yuto Uemura will play lead character Yuliy. Other confirmed cast members include:

  • Takahiro Sakurai
  • Kenyu Horiuchi
  • Nanako Mori
  • Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi
  • Rie Takahashi
  • Junji Majima
  • Takehito Koyasu
  • Kenjiro Tsuda

Plot

P.A. Works describes the show as:

Imperial Capital, 1930.

A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station.

They are called the “Jaegers”, who came to hunt vampires.

Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual aura.

His name is Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by vampires.

Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in deadly battle over a mysterious holy arc only known as “The Arc of Sirius”.

What truth awaits them at the end…?

With eternal affinity and spiral of conspiracy entwine, the highly anticipated action-thriller anime begins!

Premiere

Sirius the Jaeger hits Japanese TV in July 2018.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Ota-suke