The anime adaptation of the Plunderer manga from Suu Minazuki is set for a January 8th, 2020 debut. The next decade is going to see the US companies among others beginning to act more like the Japanese companies and promotional videos like this are something that we’re going to see more of. Funimation has been promoting the series for awhile and doing early casting for it which allows for some really good sitdown time here with lead actors Eric Vale and Sarah Wiedenheft to talk about. A four-minute piece may not seem like much but it allows for a far better opening connection for a large segment of fans compared to a 90-second Japanese unsubtitled promo.
The series is directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe based on the scripts overseen by Masashi Suzuki. Yuka Takashina and Hiroki Fukuda are working on the character designs with studio Geek Toys handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yoshiki Nakajima as Licht Bach, Rina Honnizumi as Hina, Ari Ozawa as Lynn May, Aoi Ichikawa as Pele, Yuichiro Umehara as Jail Murdoch, Shizuka Itou as Nana, and Aoi Yūki will play Mizuki Sonohara.
The English cast includes Eric Vale as Licht Bach, Sarah Wiedenheft as Hina, Elizabeth Maxwell as Lynn May, and Austin Tindle as Pele Popolo.
Miku Itō will perform the opening theme song “Plunderer” while Rina Honnizumi will perform the ending theme song “Countless Days” for the production.
The manga from Suu Minazuki began in 2014 and has twelve volumes out so far. Yen Press is releasing it in English.
Plot Concept: It’s the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is controlled by numbers. Every human born is branded with a “Count,” which could mean anything from the number of kilometers walked to the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. And if your Count drops to 0… you’ll be sent into the Abyss! After Hina’s mother’s Count dropped to 0, her last request is for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.