The 33-second trailer highlights the cheery personality of one of the youngest members of the Demon Defense Force.
Gorou Kuji (Bungo to Alchemist assistant director) is directing the anime, with Junji Nishimura (Vlad Love director) as chief director, Hiroyuki Yoshii (Just Because!) as character designer, Yasuhiro Nakanishi (A Couple of Cuckoos) as series screenwriter, and KOHTA YAMAMOTO (Attack on Titan Final Season co-composer) as music composer. Seven Arcs is in charge of the animation production.
Meanwhile, the main voice cast includes:
- • Yuuya Hirose as Yuki Wakura
- • Akari Kitou as Kyoka Uzen
- • Yume Miyamoto as Himari Azuma
- • Mari Hino as Shushu Suruga
- • Hina Tachibana as Nei Ookawamura
- • Maaya Uchida as Tenka Izumo
- • Nene Hieda as Yachiho Azuma
- • Reina Ueda as Sahara Wakasa
- • Tomori Kusunoki as Mysterious Woman
- • Sayaka Senbongi as Coco Zenibako
- • Rina Hidaka as Naon Yuno
The anime is based on the dark fantasy action manga series, written by Takahiro and illustrated by Youhei Takemura, which began serialization in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ online magazine on January 5, 2019. Fourteen tankoubon volumes have been released as of October 2023. Yen Press releases the manga in English.
HIDIVE licensed Chained Soldier and premiered the anime’s first two episodes on November 17, 2023 at Anime NYC. It describes the story as:
Two supernatural forces appeared simultaneously on Earth: entrances to another dimension known as Mato, and Peaches, resources that give unique abilities to women. From the Mato come Yomotsu Shuuki, dangerous monsters that leave destruction in their wake. The government’s Anti-demon Corps stands against these creatures, employing women empowered by Peaches to face the monstrous threat.
Yuuki Wakura watches these forces clash from a distance, but when he unexpectedly runs afoul of a Yomotsu Shuuki, he’s rescued by Kyouka Uzen, the chief of the Seventh Unit of the Anti-demon Corp—and she sees something in him that could turn the tide of the monster incursion. Yuki holds the unique power to make Peaches more effective, but he’ll have to become Kyoka’s willing slave to join the fight against the Yomotsu Shuuki and save the world.