The manga series Ayakashi Triangle got the nod at the end of 2021 that an anime adaptation was coming but there weren’t any details to it – just some controversy on the domestic side about manga localization. Originally set for a January 9th, 2023 premiere, it restarted with a July 10th, 2023 premiere and the folks at Crunchyroll made their pickup of the series for the season.
Now, the Aniplex Japan side is doing some new promotion for it ahead of its debut of the fourth episode on July 31st, 2023 with the first preview.
The show has Noriaki Akitaya directing it with Kei Umabiki assisting and is based on the scripts from Shogo Yasukawa. Hideki Furukawa is handling the character designs with CONNECT on board for the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Shōya Chiba as Matsuri Kazamaki (Male)
- Miyu Tomita as Matsuri Kazamaki (Female)
- Kana Ichinose as Suzu Kanade
- Tesshō Genda as Shirogane
- Haruka Tomatsu as Yayoi Toba
- Hina Kino as Lucy Tsukioka
- Shōya Ishige as Sōga Ninokuru
- Satomi Arai as Ponosuke Ninokuru
The opening is “Neppu wa Rutensuru” by Philosophy no Dance while the ending theme song is “Itowanai feat. Miyu Tomita, Kana Ichinose” performed by MIMiNARI.
This series comes from creator Kentaro Yabuki who worked on the extensive Black Cat manga series. It began in June 2020 and has six volumes out as of the end of 2021.
Plot Concept: Teenager Kazamaki Matsuri has long been part of an elite force of ninja exorcists, tasked with fighting malicious ayakashi spirits who threaten Japan–especially those after his childhood friend, the spirit medium Kanade Suzu. As he fiercely protects her, and his relationship with her blooms from friendship into something more, a powerful cat ayakashi vows to get between the lovebirds: by casting a forbidden spell that turns Matsuri into a woman! With no apparent way to undo the spell, Matsuri must continue battling ayakashi–and go back to school–in this new feminine body until he can find a way to turn back.