Manga creator Maybe is having a good run here as after their work Dusk Maiden of Amnesia was made into an anime back in 2012 and their next project is now lined up as well with To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts. Set for a July 2019 debut, Crunchyroll has picked up the streaming rights to the series. There’s no premiere date in Japan yet so we’ll get that news later along with the regional availability. Jun Shishido directing based on the scripts by Shigeru Murakoshi. Daisuke Niinuma is handling the character designs with MAPPA handling the animation production.
The previously announced Japanese cast includes:
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Hank
- Ai Kakuma as Nancy Schaal Bancroft
- Yūichi Nakamura as Cain
- Mamiko Noto as Elaine
- Kaito Ishikawa as Claude
- Yōko Hikasa as Liza
- Kana Ichinose as Miglieglia
- Maaya Sakamoto as Elizabeth
The nine Incarnate soldiers actors include Kouki Uchiyama, Tomokazu Sugita, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Kenjiro Tsuda, Saori Hayami, Daisuke Hirakawa, Jun Fukuyama, and Hiroki Yasumoto.
The series began in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine during the summer of 2014 and it has nine volumes out so far. It’s released in English through Vertical Comics.
Plot Concept: During a protracted civil war that pitted the North against the South, the outnumbered Northerners used dark magic to create monstrous super-soldiers called Incarnates. Now that the war has ended, those Sacred Beasts must learn to make their way in a peaceful society or face death at the hands of a Beast Hunter. Nancy Schaal Bancroft, the daughter of an Incarnate, turns to hunt the hunter herself. But once she catches up with her quarry, she discovers hard truths about the lives of these Sacred Beasts.