Shinji Cobkubo’s “Sabikui Bisco” (錆喰いビスコ) adventure light novel series is getting a TV anime by OZ. The main cast, teaser visual and video are revealed.
The light novel ranked first in the overall ranking and in the new work ranking in Takarajimasha’s annual light novel guide book “Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!” in 2019.
▼ Celebratory visual by the novel’s illustrator K Akagashi
A plague-like wind blows across the arid, sandy expanse of a post-apocalyptic Japan. As it sweeps over the living and nonliving alike, rust is all that remains in its wake. The cause of the catastrophic state of the world is believed to be mushroom spores. Bisco Akaboshi, known as the “Man-Eating Mushroom,” is a wanted criminal archer whose arrows instantly grow mushrooms wherever they land. However, he is in truth a “Mushroom Protector,” a person who spreads fungi in order to enrich the land and return it to its previous state.
Alongside the crab Akutagawa and young doctor Milo Nekoyanagi, Bisco ventures through the wastelands of Japan searching for the legendary “Sabikui”—a panacean mushroom said to devour all forms of rust.
▍Staff and Production
Original Works: Shinji Cobkubo (瘤久保慎司) [Dengeki Bunko/ KADOKAWA]
Original Illustration/ Character Design: K Akagashi
Original Worldview Illustration: mocha
Director: Atsushi Ikariya (碇谷敦)
Assistant Director: Daisuke Mataga (又賀大介)
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai (村井さだゆき)
Character Design: Ai Asari (浅利歩惟), Atsushi Ikariya (碇谷敦)
Chief Animation Directors: Ai Asari (浅利歩惟), Norie Igawa (井川典恵)
Key Animators: Yutaka Matsubara (松原豊), Momoko Kawai (河合桃子)
Art Director: Masakazu Miyake (三宅昌和)
Art/Creature Design: Yoshihiro Sono (曽野由大)
Color Design: Emi Chiba (千葉絵美)
Director of Photography: Tsubasa Takagi (高木翼)
Editing: Yoshiaki Kimura (木村祥明)
Music: Takeshi Ueda (上田剛士) from AA=, Tsubakiyama (椿山日南子)
Music Production: Flying Dog
Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi (小泉紀介)
■ Bisco Akaboshi (赤星ビスコ) – CV: Ryōta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰)
■ Miro Nekoyanagi (猫柳ミロ) – CV: Natsuki Hanae (花江夏樹)
■ Paū Nekoyanagi (猫柳パウー) – CV: Reina Kondo (近藤玲奈)
■ Chiroru Ōchagama (大茶釜チロル) – CV: Miyu Tomita (富田美憂)