We learned last October that a new anime project is in the works with an adaptation of the Assassin’s Pride light novel series from Kei Amagi getting the nod. Set for a fall 2019 debut, the official site has now revealed that Tomori Kusunoki will be performing the ending theme song for it with “Ijin-tachi no Hikan.” This comes after w recently learned that the group Run Girls, Run! would be handling the opening theme song for the series with the song “Share the light.” The staff has Kazuya Aiura directing based on the scripts from Deko Akao. Maho Yoshikawa is serving as the character designer and chief animation director with EMT Squared handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yuuki Ono as Kufa Vampir
- Tomori Kusunoki as Melida Angel
- Yui Ishikawa as Elise Angel
- Marina Yabuuchi as Rosetti Pricket
- Maaya Uchida as Mule la Mor
- Azumi Waki as Salacha Schicksal
The novels began in 2016 with Nuno Ninomoto handling the illustrations in it and it has nine volumes out so far.
The novels have also gotten a manga adaptation that began in 2017 with Yoshie Kato handling that in Ultra Jump with three compiled volumes released so far. Neither work has been licensed in English yet.
Plot Concept: The series takes place in a world where only those from noble families have the mana to be able to fight against monsters. Kūfa is a noble-born to a duke’s family who is sent to tutor a young woman named Merida. If it turns out that Merida has no talent with mana, Kūfa is secretly instructed to assassinate her.
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