The principle visible for the upcoming The Hearth Hunter fantasy anime has been launched. The present will premiere on January 14 in Japan and can obtain a January launch by Crunchyroll.
The Hearth Hunter (Hikari no Ou) relies on the fantasy novels written by Rieko Hinata and illustrated by Akihiro Yamada, which started in 2018 and resulted in 2020 with 4 volumes. Crunchyroll describes the plot as:
Exterior the magical obstacles lies a world overrun by fiery beasts often called Flame Demons, and the one ones who can shield humanity are the Hearth Hunters. At midnight woods the place the beasts roam is the place Toko, a younger villager, is rescued from assault by considered one of these expert trackers, Koshi. However their assembly was no accident, and a brand new future begins.
The anime is directed by Junji Nishimura (True Tears, Ranma 1/2 Nettou Hen Episode 70 onwards) with sequence compostion by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost within the Shell director, Urusei Yatsura Episode 1 – Episode 129 chief director). The 2 beforehand labored collectively on the 2021 vampire comedy Vlad Love, with the previous as director and the latter as chief director, sequence composer, and scriptwriter. Many years earlier, Oshii directed 1984’s Urusei Yatsura 2: Stunning Dreamer film with Nishimura as unit director.
The opposite workers embody Takuya Saitou (Outlaw Star, Macross 0) as character designer and one of many three chief animation administrators, Hiromasa Ogura (Bakuten!! film co-art director) as artwork director, Youko Watanabe (Giovanni’s Island assistant coloration designer) as coloration designer, Eiji Arai (Fena: Pirate Princess) as pictures director, and Kenji Kawai (Ghost within the Shell) as music composer. The opposite two chief animation administrators are Kazuchika Kise (xxxHOLIC and Blood-C character designer) and Toshihisa Kaiya (Ascendance of a Bookworm co-character designer, World Set off Season 2 and three character designer). Sign.MD is the animation manufacturing firm.
In the meantime, The Hearth Hunter‘s forged contains Misaki Kuno as Toko, Shouya Ishige as Koshi, Saori Hayami as Kira, Megumi Yamaguchi as Hinako, Shinichirou Miki as Haijuu, Maaya Sakamoto as Akira, Chiaki Kobayashi as Shozo, and Makoto Koichi as Kaho.