More casts have been announced for the TV anime adaptation of Maybe’s (めいびい) dark fantasy manga To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (かつて神だった獣たちへ). The anime will premiere this July.
Expectations are high as the anime will be made by studio MAPPA, which is responsible for the marking of Dororo (どろろ), Banana Fish (バナナフィッシュ) and YURI!!! on ICE (ユーリ!!! on ICE).
Also, The Story of Saiunkoku (彩雲国物語) director Jun Shishido (宍戸 淳.) is directing the anime, while Garo series writer Shigeru Murakoshi (村越繁) is in charge of the series scripts. Daisuke Niinuma (新沼 大祐) designs the characters and is also serving as the chief animation director.
The sophisticated story plot and large-scale action scene are also highlights.
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts is sets in the U.S. after the Civil War. To win the war against the South, the North brought into existence the Sacred Beasts, monstrous super-soldiers raised from the dark powers called Incarnate. After the war is over and peace has been restored, the Sacred Beasts have to find a way to fit in the normal society, or face death at the hands of a Beast Hunter.
Hank, an old captain of the Sacred Beasts must uphold his vow and kill his former comrades. During the journey, he meets Nancy Sharl Bancroft, the daughter of one of those monstrous soldiers, who is determined to hunt down the Beast Hunter. After failing to kill Hank in one of the attempts, she ends up traveling with him and comes to understand his reasons for upholding that vow.
The original manga series is written and illustrated by Maybe in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since June 2014. There are a total of nine volumes as of February 2019.
▍Characters and Casts
■ Hank (ハンク) – CV: Katsuyuki Konishi (小西克幸)
■ Nancy Schaal Bancroft (シャール) – CV: Ai Kakuma (加隈亜衣)
■ Cain (ケイン) – CV: Yūichi Nakamura (中村悠一)
■ Elaine (エレイン) – CV: Mamiko Noto (能登麻美子)
■ Claude (クロード) – CV: Kaito Ishikawa (石川界人)
■ Lisa (ライザ) – CV: Yōko Hikasa (日笠陽子)
■ Miglieglia (ミリエリア) – CV: Kana Ichinose (市ノ瀬加那)
■ Elizabeth (エリザベス) – CV: Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾)
Casts, updated on 10th May, includes Kouki Uchiyama (内山昂輝), Tomokazu Sugita(杉田智和), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (鈴木達央), Shinnosuke Tachibana (立花慎之介), Kenjiro Tsuda (津田健次郎), Saori Hayami (早見沙織), Daisuke Hirakawa (平川大輔), Jun Fukuyama (福山潤) and Hiroki Yasumoto (安元洋貴).
Although no specific role is listed for each new cast member, the nine cast members are playing Hank and Cain’s Incarnate soldier comrades