Aniplus Asia has announced the addition of CESTVS -The Roman Fighter- to their Spring 2021 slate of anime, which includes Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-. CESTVS -The Roman Fighter- will premiere on April 15, 2021 at 01:30 AM (GMT+8), with new episodes every Thursday at 01:30 AM (GMT+8). Encores are scheduled every Thursday at 6:00 PM (GMT+8). The anime is an adaptation of the Kentō Ankoku Den Cestvs and Kendo Shitō Den Cestvs manga by Shizuya Wazarai.
Toshifumi Kawase is the chief director and will oversee the series composition and the script, while Kazuya Monma is the series’ director for Bandai Namco Pictures in producing the anime. Kouji Miura will join Toshifumi Kawase in writing the script. Akihiro Manabe, Masahiro Tokuda, and Yoshihei Ueda are serving as music composers, with Ako Nakazawa and Yuka Shiga as the 2D character designers. Kei Yoshikuni is in charge of the 3D character design. Professional boxer Yoshihiro Kamegai is the staff’s advisor for boxing scenes in the anime.
The cast stars Hiromu Mineta as Cestvs, Aya Endo as Sabina, Hiroki Touchi as Demitrius, Kensho Ono as Ruska, Kikuko Inoue as Agrippina, Rikiya Koyama as Zafar, Ryota Takeuchi as Emden, Sanae Kobayashi as Roxane, and Yūto Uemura as Nero. Akio Ohtsuka has been cast as the series’ narrator.
Aniplus Asia describes the anime as:
54 AD, the Roman Empire. Cestvs, a young slave who was placed in a school for boxers takes on his very first match, where he is matched against a good friend of his. Despite some hesitation, he wins the fight as the loser is killed on the spot.
Tomorrow will not come for those who lose.
“This is no different from murder if my opponent has to die each time I win!”
Clutching onto the sorrow and rage within his fists, Cestvs fights to survive as he faces powerful opponents one after another while the coronation of the Fifth Roman Emperor, Nero, takes place.
With no other chance at freedom other than to keep winning, how will Cestvs seize his future?!
Source: Aniplus Asia