The official website for , Japan-based confectionery maker Lotte‘s new anime based on its Bikkuri-Man line of wafer snacks, revealed on Thursday that Junichi Suwabe plays Super Devil, who appeared in the 10th episode on Thursday.
The anime premiered on the Tokyo MX channel on October 5.
The anime’s cast includes:
- Daishi Kajita as Yamato
- Shūta Morishima as Ushiwaka
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Jack
- Sōma Saitō as Phoenix
- Yōhei Azakami as Hood
- Yuki Sakakihara as Peter
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Maris
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ippontsuri
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Shokoshi
- Atsushi Tamaru as Alibaba
- Yui Ogura as Cross
- Yū Kobayashi as Oasis
- Katsuhisa Houki as Khan
- Shinnosuke Tokudome as Takayan
- Hiro Shimono as Manseira Type-II
Lotte is credited for the original work, and manga creator Hiroyuki Takei is drafting the original characters and mechanic design.
Tomohiro Tsukimisato (, ) is directing the anime at Shinei Animation and Lesprit. Yuniko Ayana (, ) is in charge of series scripts, Ayano Ōwada () is designing the characters, and Yasuhiro Misawa (, ) is in charge of music. Dannie May performs the opening theme song “Collection,” and the anime’s cast including Daishi Kajita, Shūta Morishima, and Tatsumaru Tachibana perform the ending theme song “Seishun☆Whatcha Gonna Do.”
The anime features characters who appear on the collectable stickers packaged with the snacks. The story is set in a world where the value of Bikkuri-Man stickers are so high that they have to be transported in a cash transport vehicle. There was also the famous robbery case one year ago, called the “300 million Bikkuri-Man sticker case.” One day, a high-school delivery part-timer named Yamato gets involved in a battle over stickers between two competing convenience stores. The Angel Mart owned by the Phoenix store manager is famous for its easy-to-use glitter stickers. The Devil Store across the street also tries to attract Bikkuri-Man fans to their store. Former comrades are divided into allies and foes, and the battle of destiny begins.
The anime’s announcement coincided with “Bikkuri-Man Day” in Japan on April 1. Bikkuri-Man snacks became a huge success in Japan since their 1977 launch, and they have inspired various tie-ins, including five television anime and two films. The original television anime premiered in 1987.
Source: anime’s website, Comic Natalie