Ishura Adds Nobuhiko Okamoto & Takehito Koyasu to Voice Cast

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Voice actors Nobuhiko Okamoto and Takehito Koyasu are joining the voice cast of the Ishura TV anime series. The anime is scheduled to premiere in January 2024, with Disney exclusively streaming the series worldwide, excluding China. 

Okamoto is voicing Hidow the Clamp while Koyasu is voicing Jelky the Swift Ink. 

The newest characters join an ensemble main voice cast that includes Yuuki Kaji as Soujirou, Reina Ueda as Yuno the Distant Talon, Aoi Yuuki as Kia the World Word, Mamiko Noto as Elea the Red Tag, Rie Takahashi as Nihilo the Vortical Stampede, Sora Amamiya as Curte of the Fair Skies, Shoutarou Morikubo as Regnejee the Wings of Sunset, Romi Park as Taren the Punished, Souichirou Hoshi as Dakai the Magpie, and Kouichi Yamadera as Shalk the Sound Slicer.

The anime’s large reproduction staff includes Takeo Takahashi (Wasteful Days of High School Girls) as chief director and Yuuki Ogawa (Mieruko-chan) as director. Takuya Asaoka (Immoral Guild director), Fujiaki Asari (Love Flops), Takahiro Majima (Mieruko-chan), and Hironori Aoyagi (Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World) are serving as the four assistant directors for the series. Passione is in charge of the animation production.

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Other staff members include Kenta Ihara (The Marginal Service) as series screenwriter and scriptwriter, Youko Kikuchi (Kuroko’s Basket) and Yuka Takashina (Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha) as character designers, Kazuo Ogura (Attack on Titan Final Season) and Yuuki Hatakeyama (The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes) as art directors, Seiji Handa (Yu-Gi-Oh: Arc-V main monster designer) and Hiroya Iijima (Mazinger-Z:Infinity character designer) as monster designers, Kanta Suzuki (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars) as mechanical designer, and Masahiro Tokuda (Platinum End) as music composer. 

Ishura is based on the light novel series written by Keiso and illustrated by Kureta. The light novels are published under Kadokawa’s Dengeki no Shinbungei label and was first released on September 17, 2019. Seven volumes were released as of February 2023. The series first originated as a web novel in Kakuyomu in May 2017. The series was the winner of Kono Light Novel ga Sugai 2021’s tankoubon/novels category and has also inspired a manga adaptation by Meguri in 2021.

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Yen Press releases the light novels in English and describes the story as:

In a world where the Demon King has died, a host of demigods capable of felling him have inherited the world. A master fencer who can figure out how to take out their opponents with a single glance; a lancer so swift they can break the sound barrier; a wyvern rogue who fights with three legendary weapons at once; an all-powerful wizard who can speak thoughts into being; an angelic assassin who deals instant death. Eager to attain the title of “True Hero,” these champions each pursue challenges against formidable foes and spark conflicts among themselves. The battle to determine the mightiest of the mighty begins.

Source: Ishura Official Anime Website

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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