Tomokazu Sugita, Yumiri Hanamori Join Ishura’s Cast

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Two more names have been announced for the cast of the upcoming action fantasy anime Ishura.

Tomokazu Sugita will be playing Higuare the Pelagic, while Yumiri Hanamori is taking on the role of Lana the Moon Tempest. Character visuals for both were also released.

Ishura is set to premiere sometime in January 2024. The anime is based on the KADOKAWA-published light novel series written by Keiso and illustrated by Kureta, the plot of which Yen Press describes 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.

Yuuki Ogawa (Mieruko-chan) is directing the adaptation at Passione with Takeo Takahashi (Wasteful Days of High School Girls) as chief director and Takuya Asaoka (Immoral Guild director), Fujiaki Asari (Love Flops), Takahiro Majima (Mieruko-chan), and Hironori Aoyagi (Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World) as assistant directors. Other staff include:

• Series composer and scriptwriter: Kenta Ihara (The Marginal Service)
• Character designers: Youko Kikuchi (Kuroko’s Basket) and Yuka Takashina (Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha)
• Art directors: Kazuo Ogura (Attack on Titan Final Season) and Yuuki Hatakeyama (The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes)
• Monster designers: Seiji Handa (Yu-Gi-Oh: Arc-V main monster designer) and Hiroya Iijima (Mazinger-Z:Infinity character designer)
• Mechanical designer: Kanta Suzuki (Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars)
• Music composer: Masahiro Tokuda (Platinum End)

Meanwhile, the previously announced cast includes:

Yuuki Kaji as Soujirou the Willow Sword
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
Kouichi Yamadera as Shalk the Sound Slicer

The Ishura light novels are published under KADOKAWA’s Dengeki no Shinbungei label. The series was the winner of Kono Light Novel ga Sugai 2021’s tankoubon/novels category and has inspired a manga adaptation by Meguri. The story began as a web novel in Kakuyomu in May 2017.

Source: Press release

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