The winter 2018 anime series Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is having its home video release handled by Warner Bros. Japan and they’ve got a tight schedule for it. While we’ve got just under a month until the first volume arrives we now have a look at the first cover, which we suspect will define the look of the run overall. The twelve episode series is getting a three-volume release that begins on April 11th, 2018. With both formats listed as limited editions, they’re also both priced the same at 9,800 yen each. Check out the schedule and details below.
Kenji Yasuda directed it based on the series composition by Shogo Yasukawa. Hideki Inoue served as the character designs and Satelight animating it.
The series comes from writer Chiaki Kisaki with artwork by Hako Ichiiro with seven volumes out as of the anime premiere. A manga adaptation kicked off last summer from Kisara Akino with it set to complete with the second volume.
The Japanese cast includes Daisuke Ono as Zenji Banba, Yuuki Kaji as Lin Xianming, Yūsuke Kobayashi as Saitoh, Yūichi Nakamura as Shunsuke Saruwatari, Daisuke Namikawa as Jirō, Kensho Ono as Enokida, Aoi Yūki as Misaki, Tomoaki Maeno as José Martínez, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Yamato, Daisuke Hirakawa as Saeki, Kenji Hamada as Shigematsu, Kousei Hirota as Genzō Gohda, and Masaya Matsukaze as Kyoya Nitta.
The English dub cast, not included with this release, has Jeremy Inman serving as the ADR director with Anthony Bowling as the assistant ADR director. The cast includes Josh Grelle as Banba, Daman Mills as Hayashi (Lin), Kyle Igneczi as Enokida, Ian Sinclair as Harada, Jim Johnson as Ivanov, Aaron Roberts as Jiro, Marcus Stimac as Martines, Amber Lee Connors as Misaki, David Wald as Munakata, Tasia Munoz as Reiko, Stephen Fu as Saito, Ben Phillips as Shigematsu, Dallas Reid as Shino,Eric Vale as Yamato, Austin Tindle as Yusuke, and Jarrod Greene as Zhang.
Plot Concept: At a glance, Fukuoka seems like a peaceful town, but crime runs rampant behind the scenes. It’s now a battleground for professional killers, with urban legends suggesting that there’s even one who specializes in killing professional killers. Assassins, detectives, revenge seekers, informants, torture specialists… When stories are told of these and other professionals of the underground, a “killer of professional killers” appears…
|1||04/11/18||Spinoff novel, booklet, event ticket, clean opening, clean closing, audio commentary|
|2||05/30/18||Spinoff novel, booklet, event ticket, audio commentary|
|3||07/11/18||Spinoff novel, booklet, promos, commercials, audio commentary|
[Source: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens]