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“Noragami” Anime Teases Fans with a Video for the Second Season

©Adachitoka/Bones/Kodansha

The May issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shounen Magazine recently announced the return of the cast and staff for the second season of the anime adaptation of Adachitoka’s “Noragami” manga. The first season, which was aired from January to March last year, was produced by Studio Bones and directed by Kotaro Tamura. Deko Akao and Toshihiro Kawamoto will reunite with Tamura for the second season of the anime series under the production of Bones. Hiroshi Kamiya and Maaya Uchida will also return as Yato and Hiyori Iki, respectively, together with Yuuki Kaji (Yukine), Miyuki Sawashiro (Bishamon), Jun Fukuyama (Kazuma) and Daisuke Ono (Daikoku), among others. Joining them are Aki Toyosaki (Kofuku), Toru Ohkawa (Tenjin), Kazuhiko Inoue (Kuraha), Asami Imai (Mayu)  and Rie Kugimiya (Nora).

The second season will adapt the series’ Bishamon arc and a video was recently uploaded by the official website for the anime which contains images from Adachitoka’s manga.

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“Tokyo Ghoul” Season 2 Unveils New Cast Members and Character Designs

It was announced not too long ago that a second season for the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida’s “Tokyo Ghoul” manga will premiere on January 8 next year. Its first anime series concluded in Japan last September with a total of 12 episodes. The second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A (Root A), is scheduled to be aired on Tokyo MX which will also run for 12 episodes.

The official website of the anime recently revealed the additional cast members who will join Koji Yusa (Tatara), Maaya Sakamoto (Eto), Kazuhiko Inoue (Donato Porpora), Asami Seto (Akira Mado) and Takayuki Kondou (Take Hirano) who will reprise their roles together with the main cast and staff. Aoi Yūki  and Haruka Tomatsu will play the characters of the Yasuhisa twins, Kurona and Nashiro, respectively. Hiro Shimono, on the other hand, will dub Naki.

The website also updated its character designs for the protagonist in the story, Ken Kaneki.

©Sui Ishida/www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

 

©Sui Ishida/www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

The manga also concluded in September after its three-year run on Weekly Young Jump magazine. Sui Ishida, the creator of Tokyo Ghoul series, published a sequel just a month after the original story ended. Tokyo Ghoul: re began its serialization in October 2014. Another spin-off prequel story entitled Tokyo Ghoul: Jack is currently ongoing. It centers around the story of Kishou Arima, a Special Class Ghoul Investigator known as the CCG’s Reaper. The manga is published digitally by Shueisha in Jump Live magazine.

(via ANN)

Daisuke Namikawa, Issei Futamata, Kazuhiko Inoue and Takaya Aoyagi to Join the Cast of Parasyte

The staff of Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu, the anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga Kiseijū (Parasyte), announced the addition of new characters in the series. Daisuke Namikawa will play the role of Miki while Issei Futamata will be Shirō KuramoriKazuhiko Inoue, famous for his role as Kakashi in Naruto, will lend his voice to Gotō and Takaya Aoyagi will dub Kusano. 

Daisuke Namikawa as Miki

Issei Futamata as Shirō Kuramori

Kazuhiko Inoue as Gotō

Takaya Aoyagi as Kusano

©http://www.kiseiju.jp

The said voice actors will join the cast of the anime which includes Nobunaga Shimazaki as the protagonist, Shinichi Izumi. Kenichi Shimizu is directing the series which started in October this year. It is scheduled to air a total of 24 episodes which will also be released in two Blu-ray boxes, with the first one containing episodes 1 to 12 that will be available on March 18. The second Blu-ray box will be released on July 22 that includes episodes 13-24.

Aside from the anime series, Parasyte also has two live-action film adaptations, with the first part being shown in Japan on November 29 while the second movie will be released in 2015. Takashi Yamazaki is in charge of the direction, and some of the cast included in the films are Shota Sometani, Ai Hashimoto, Eri Fukatsu and Masahiro Higashide.

Official Website: www.kiseiju.jp

(Source: ANN)