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Sun Takeda’s ‘Gleipnir’ Anime Adaptation Sets Premiere With New Promo

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© Sun Takeda · Kodansha / Gleipnir Production Committee

Sun Takeda’s manga series Gleipnir has been on track for an anime adaptation since March 2019 and has updated fairly regularly with new tidbits. We had some casting updates the last time around and now the official site has updated with an April 5th, 2020 premiere as well as a new promotional video. It includes the ending theme song reveal of “Ame to Taieki to Nioi” by Mili. The adaptation has Kazuhiro Yoneda directing based on the series composition by Shinichi Inotsume. Takahiro Kishida is working on the character designs with PINE JAM handling the animation production.

The series also previously revealed the primary cast with:

  • Natsuki Hanae as Shuichi Kagaya
  • Nao Tōyama as Kurea Aoki
  • Kana Hanazawa as Erena Aoki
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Alien
  • Miku Itō as Nana Mifune
  • Yoshiaki Hasegawa as Abukawa
  • Shizuka Ishigami as Hikawa
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Tadanori Sanbe
  • Kana Ichinose as Chihiro Yoshioka
  • Shōya Chiba as Ikeuchi
  • Yō Taichi as Subaru


The manga from Sun Takeda began in 2015 and has six volumes out as of March 2019. The manga was picked up for release by Kodansha Comics in digital form last July in English.

Check out the official site.

Plot Concept: Shuichi Kagaya is an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: he can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back. He saves the girl’s life, sharing his secret with her. But she’s searching for the sister who killed her family, and she doesn’t care how degrading it gets: she will use Shuichi to accomplish her mission…

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