The official website for the television anime adaptation of Daiki Kobayashi‘s manga began streaming on Thursday the third promotional video, and it reveals that the anime will begin with a one-hour first episode. The website also unveiled additional cast and a visual. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song “ROAR” by ulma sound junction.
The newly announced cast includes:
- Fairouz Ai as Slime
- Mamiko Noto as Chimera
- Hiroki Touchi as Golem
- Junichi Suwabe as Woltekamui
The first episode will get an advanced screening on September 2 at Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinema. Cast members will be in attendance.
The series will premiere on September 30 on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11.
Ken Takahashi (, ) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK., and Deco Akao (, , ) is writing and overseeing the series scripts. Shinpei Aoki (key animator for franchise) is designing the characters.
Additional staff members include:
- Art Director: Asuka Komiyama (Cosmo Project)
- Color Design: Taeko Mizuno (Studio Road)
- Director of Photography: Atsushi Satō (Studio Shamrock)
- 3D Director: Makoto Endō (Tri-Slash)
- Editing: Kentarou Tsubone (REAL-T)
- Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
- Music: Kōji Fujimoto (Sus4 Inc.) / Osamu Sasaki
The anime stars:
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Ragna
- Ayumu Murase as Crimson
- Inori Minase as Leonica
- Reina Ueda as Ultimatia
- Takehito Koyasu as Grymwelte
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Disas Trois
- Kōzō Shioya as Temruogtaf
- Yoshihito Sasaki as Michael
- Takashi Matsuyama as King Femud
- Nobutoshi Canna as Future Ragna
Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series.
Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Dragon hunters: warriors armed with special silver weapons who kill their prey for bounty. Lowest among their ranks is Ragna, who forms an improbable partnership with the young genius Leonica, a master dragon slayer with more kills to her name than almost any other. All Ragna wants is to stay by Leonica’s side, but his dream is shattered by an attack from the deadliest dragon imaginable…
Kobayashi launched the manga in in March 2017. Square Enix had announced in April 2021 that the manga was nearing its “final battle,” and the manga entered its final arc with the 11th volume, which shipped in August 2022.
Sources: anime’s website, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web