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‘Hikari no Ou’ Anime Reveals Cast

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© Rieko Hinata・Holp Shuppan / WOWOW

Based on the original work by Reiko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada, the anime adaptation of the Hikari no Ou novel was announced in 2020. The adaptation is set for WOWOW when it does go live and brings the 2018 novel to life, which now has four volumes out. Back in January 2022, we learned that Junji Nishimura will be directing it based on the series composition and script from Mamoru Oshii. Signal.MD is on board with the animation production.

With the release of the key visual last month and confirmation of a January 2023 debut, the official site has now finally revealed the main cast below and a small look at their respective characters.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Misaki Kuno as Touko
  • Shoya Ishige as Koushi
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Akira
  • Saori Hayami as Kira
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Roroku
  • Megumi Yamaguchi as Hinako

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The world after the last war of humanity. The earth is covered with black forest, and the people have been infected with a human pyrogenic pathogen that causes their bodies to burn when they approach a natural fire. The fire in this world is gathered by hunting black beasts that live in the forest, the Fire Demons. Recently, there has been a rumor whispered among the fire hunters who hunt the Fire Demons. “The fire hunter who hunted the thousand-year comet “Shimmering Fire,” an artificial star wandering in the empty sky, will be called the King of Fire Hunters.” The protagonists of the story are Touko, a girl who grew up in a village, and Koushi, a former student in the capital city. Their encounter, which was never supposed to happen, changes the fate of the world.

© Rieko Hinata・Holp Shuppan / WOWOW

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