Not to be confused with Kemono Friends…
Earlier today, the official Manaria Friends anime website updated with a new cast member. The series will add the following:
- Jill: Hiroshi Naka
Visuals for the Heinlein, Jill, and William were also revealed, which you can check out below.
Manaria Friends air in Winter 2019.
Hideki Okamoto (Battle Girls – Time Paradox, D.C. II: Da Capo II) will helm the project at Cygames Pictures, with Megumi Ishihara (Fate/stay night, Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku) providing character designs. Satoko Sekine is in charge of series composition. Other confirmed crew members include:
- Art Director: Kenichi Kurata
- Chief Animation Director: Megumi Ishihara
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- William: Yūma Uchida
- Heinlein: Chiharu Sawashiro
- Grea: Ayaka Fukuhara
- Anne: Yōko Hikasa
- Miranda: Kikuko Inoue
- Roux: Kimiko Koyama
- Hanna: Nana Mizuki
- Owen: Wataru Hatano
Manaria Friends is based on the Rage of Bahamut smartphone game. The series was originally planned for a Spring 2016 premiere. Due to undisclosed circumstances, though, the series was indefinitely delayed. The show’s staff was de-listed, and a previously planned screening event on March 20, 2016 was officially cancelled.
Source: Animate Times