Sabikui Bisco Gets First Trailer, January 2022 Release

The upcoming Sabikui Bisco anime has received its first full trailer and a January 2022 release window. In addition to providing a second look at the post-apocalyptic adventure anime following March’s teaser, the trailer previews the voices of its characters. 

Sabikui Bisco is based on the light novels written by Shinji Cobkubo and illustrated by K Akagisi and mocha. The first volume was published in 2018, while the seventh and latest volume was published in March 2021. The series also has a manga adaptation which ran from 2019 to 2021.

Yen Press describes the light novels as:

In the far future, a disaster known as the “Rusty Wind” has transformed the majority of Japan into a barren desert and left civilization in tatters. After his teacher falls prey to the rust, the roguish Bisco Akahoshi embarks on journey through the sandy wastes to obtain a mushroom known only as the Rust Eater, rumored to cure the ailment. Together with the dashing young doctor Milo, the pair will have to contend with the unforgiving environment and their fellow wanderers in order to make it back alive. 

Sabikui Bisco features an ID: INVADED alumni-heavy staff that includes Atsushi Ikariya (ID: INVADED character designer/chief animation director) as director, Daisuke Mataga (ID: INVADED main animator) as assistant director, Sadayuki Murai (Knights of Sidonia) as series composer and scriptwriter, Ikariya and Ai Asari (ID: INVADED co-prop designer/animation director) as character designers, and Asari and Norie Igawa (ID: INVADED animation director) as chief animation directors.

Other staff include Masakazu Miyake (ID: INVADED) as art director, Yoshihiro Sono (ID: INVADED art designer) as creature designer, Emi Chiba as (ID: INVADED) color designer, Tasuku Takagi (ID: INVADED assistant photography director) as photography director, Takeshi Ueda as music composer, and Kisuke Koizumi (ID: INVADED) as sound director. OZ is in charge of the animation production.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Ryōta Suzuki as Bisco Akaboshi, Natsuki Hanae as Milo Nekoyanagi, Reina Kondō as Pawoo Nekoyanagi, Shirō Saitō as Jabi, Kenji Tsuda as Kurokawa, and Miyu Tomita as Tirol Oochagama.

Source: Dengeki Bunko YouTube channel

After several years of writing for video game sites in his home country, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news articles and the occasional review for Anime Trending. He spends a chunk of his free time self-learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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