Heike Story TV Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists – Up News Info
The official site of Heike’s story, Naoko Yamada and SARU Sciencethe anime television adaptation of Hideo Furukawait is Heike Monogatari novel, the anime’s theme song artists revealed on Friday. alternative rock band hitsujibungaku performs the opening theme song “Hikaru Toki” (When the Light Shines), while a graph feat. ANI (Scha Dara Parr) performs the ending theme song “unified perspective”.
The anime will start streaming on Fuji TVFOD service from in Japan on September 15 at midnight (actually, September 16 at midnight) and overseas via bilibili. The anime will also premiere on Fuji TVit is +Ultra programming block in January 2022. Funimation will begin streaming the anime on September 15.
Furukawa’s Novel Makes Japanese Epic Classic The Tale of the Heike in modern language, and the anime will be the first television anime adaptation of the novel. The original epic tells the story of the rise and fall of the Taira clan during the Genpei War. The anime centers around the perspective of Biwa, a traveling blind minstrel. Biwa encounters Taira no Shigemori, heir to her clan, and bearing supernatural vision that can perceive ghosts. She then proclaims to him a prophecy of the fall of his clan.
Aoi Yuki plays the protagonist Biwa in the film, while Takahiro Sakurai plays Taira no Shigemori. Saori Hayami plays Empress Consort Taira no Tokuko, while Tesshō Genda plays Patriarch Taira Taira no Kiyomori. Other cast members include Kikuko Inoue, miyu irino, Yumiko Kobayashi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Natsuki Hanae, Ayumu Murase, Kotaro Nishiyama, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Subaru Kimura, Yu Miyazaki, Inori Minase, Tomokazu Sugitaand Yuuki Kaji.
Naoko Yamadaone in several veteran directors Animation of Kyoto working, directing anime as her first directing job after leaving Animation of Kyotowith frequent collaborators Reiko Yoshida as screenwriter and kensuke usio as a music composer. Fumiko Takano drafts original character concepts, while Takashi Kojima (flip flappers, Ride your wave) adapts these character designs for animation. Tomotaka Kubo (Deho Gallery) is in charge of the artistic direction, and Ken Hashimoto is the key color artist. Shotaro Imai is the intermediate animation director. Kazuto Izumita is the compositing director of photography, while Kiyoshi Hirose is editing. Eriko Kimura is the audio director with Hiromune Kurahashi (Otonarium) in charge of sound effects. Yoshihiko Sata is credited for historical oversight and biwa player Yukihiro Goto is credited with overseeing the performance of the biwa game.
Yamada, Yoshida and Ushio have previously worked together in A silent voice and Liz and the Bluebird animated films at Animation of Kyoto. Yamada and Yoshida in particular were longtime collaborators prior to these films at Animation of Kyotoworking on anime such as K-ON!, Tamako Marketand Tamako love story.
Masaaki Yuasathe co-founder of SARU Scienceis also working on a musical anime feature titled INU-OH based on Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no maki (Tales of the Heike: INU-OH) novel also by Hideo Furukawacorn SARU Science did not indicate if or how Yuasa’s film is related to the television anime. SARU Science CEO Eunyong Choi said last year that the studio was also working on “another TV show with another director” besides Yuasa.
Sources: Heike’s story anime website, Comic Natalie