DMM Pictures has uploaded a new PV trailer for its original TV anime series Giant Beasts of Ars, shortly after the broadcast of episode 10 on March 11, 2023. The 12-episode series first premiered on January 7, 2023.
The 96-second trailer previews some climactic scenes that will appear in the anime’s final two episodes. In addition to a trailer, a new anime key visual was released last week.
Akira Oguro (Namuamida Butsu! Rendai Utena, Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi and Yuusha Shirei Dagwon character designer) is serving as director, with Norimitsu Kaihou (Akudama Drive co-series screenwriter) as series screenwriter and scriptwriter, Illustrator Ashito Ooyari as original character designer, and Hiroshi Shimizu (Megalo Box) and Masato Katou (Peach Boy Riverside co-character designer) as character designers. Shuuji Katayama and Akinari Suzuki are composing the music. Asahi Production is handling the animation production.
The anime series features an ensemble voice cast that include Hina Youmiya as Kumi, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Jiro, Yuu Serizawa as Mia, Hiromu Mineta as Meran, and Youko Hikasa as Romana, Asami Seto as Tsurugi, Wakana Kuramochi as Shalt, Ryouta Takeuchi as Fazade, Mayu Aoyagi as Touka, Kenichi Ogata as Zen, Atsushi Tamaru as Mezami, and Takayuki Sugou as Bakura.
Additional cast members include Akeno Watanabe as Kuumi Katsu, Takahiro Shimada as Baban, Mai Nakahara as Baban’s wife, Masaaki Mizunaka as Klunes, Motomu Kiyokawa as Gouza, Kenji Nomura as Guun, and Kanato Watai as Kiris.
Toshinori Ito launched a manga adaptation on Koubunsha’s Comic Nettai website on January 27, 2023.
HIDIVE is currently streaming Giant Beasts of Ars as one of its first co-productions with DMM and describes the story as:
The great beasts created the land, but humans stole it. Angered, the beasts began eating humans, who in turn called upon the gods to fight the beasts. In the age of the sword, heroes and mythology, giant beasts are hunted by humans for profit. Jiro, who makes his living hunting beasts, encounters Kuumi, who is being chased by someone, and in that moment decides to save her. As rumors spread regarding humanity and a mysterious experiment, together they seek to discover the world’s secrets.