Bungō Stray Dogs introduces new cast members
Join us as we look at new promotional videos for the upcoming second season of Bungō Stray Dogs as well as the new Drifters Anime. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!
Bungō Stray Dogs
A new promotional video started streaming on Sunday at the official website for Bungō Stray Dogs. This anime, as mentioned in out Top Ten Fall 2016 anime article, is returning for it’s second season, which will premiere on October 05, 2016. In the first season, we met Nakajima Atsushi, just kicked out of his orphanage, standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, and there he rescued a man who was attempting suicide. That man was Dazai Osamu and a member of a special detective agency that deals with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military.
The new promotional video for the anime profiles Francis F., Margaret M., Nathaniel H. John S, Lovecraft, and Mark T. which are guild members in the anime. The new characters’ cast members are Kaori Nazuka (Code Geass), Tarusuke Shingaki (Fate/Zero), Kengo Kawanishi (Aldnoah.Zero), Shunsuke Takeuchi (Kuromukuro) and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Vandread). The anime’s opening theme song will be ‘Reason Living’ by SCREEN and Luck Life is performing the Ending song ‘Kaze ga Fuku Machi’ (The Town Where the Wind Blows).
Another fall anime that is making its debut is Drifters. Drifters is an action/fantasy series with historical elements and centers on the samurai Shimazu Tokohisa (a real historical figure) that finds himself transported magically to an alternate reality after he died at the Battle of Sekigahara. He meets up with other historical figures like Joan of Arc and so on, of course, there will be battles! Just think, a world filled with magic, elves and dragons and a great war where figures from Earth’s histories are let loose in battle! Exciting, isn’t it?
Directing this new anime is Kenichi Suzuki, known for directing both Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Also involved with the series are Hideyuki Kurata (Maria the Virgin Witch) which is doing the script writing and series composition, another script writer is Yousuke Kuroda (Gungrave) and Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) is doing character design and chief animation director.
The cast includes Yūichi Nakamura, Naoya Uchida, Mitsuki Saiga, Takahiro Sakurai, Shiho Kokido, Masakazu Nishida, Junko Minagawa, Kenji Nomura, Junko Kitanishi, Masahiko Tanaka, Hiroki Yasumoto, Mitsuru Miyamoto,Tatsuhisa Suzuki , Daisuke Ono, Wataru Takagi and Akira. The anime premieres on October 7th and will have a 12 episode run.
A two-minute promotional video has been released over the weekend which introduces more characters and the story’s premise. It also features the ending song ‘Vermillion’ by Maon Kurosaki.
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