Sun Takeda’s manga series Gleipnir has been on track for an anime adaptation since March 2019 and is scheduled with an April 5th, 2020 premiere in Japan. Now, Funimation has announced their pickup of the series for distribution on their service. They’ll be revealing dates and details soon in regards to their plans for the show.
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 Japanese cast includes 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, and 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.
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Plot Concept: Gleipnir follows typical high schooler Kagaya Shuichi after he discovers that he can turn into a cartoon dog with a gun. Yes, you read that right. Kagaya, after finding that one of his classmates is trapped in a fire, discovers that he can turn into a dog with a giant gun. He saves the girl, and the two share the knowledge of Kagaya’s secret.
But Kurea Aoki has other motives. She’s on the hunt for her family’s killer—her sister. Just how far will she go for retribution? And at what cost to Kagaya?