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'Raven of the Inner Palace' releases main PV for October 2022 broadcast

Historical fantasy anime Raven of the Inner Palace (Koukyuu no Karasu) airs on October 1, 2022.

By: Nicole S. Castro on August 20, 2022 at 19:42 PHT

The main promotional video has been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Koukyuu no Karasu (Official English: Raven of the Inner Palace), which is scheduled to air in Oct. 1, 2022.

It will be animated by Bandai Namco Pictures.

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The series features protagonist Uhi (烏妃)/Jusetsu Ryū (CV: Saku Mizuno), a solitary Chinese princess who lives in the inner palace as a consort but does not perform sexual duties. She is instead known to take on various requests that she can grant with her inexplicable magical powers. Her fate changes when one night, Emperor Kōshun pays her a visit.

The main PV also introduces additional cast, namely Onkei (CV: Nobunaga Shimazaki) and Tankai (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto).

Previously Revealed Cast

  • Jusetsu Ryū (CV: Saku Mizuno)

  • Kōshun Ka (CV: Masaaki Mizunaka)

  • Sei Ei (CV: Taku Yashiro)

  • Jiujiu (CV: Marika Kouno)

Raven of the Inner Palace (Japanese: 後宮の烏, Romaji: Koukyuu no Karasu) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kōko Shirakawa and illustrated by Ayuko. It has been ongoing serialization on Shueisha's Orange Bunko imprint since April 2018.


  • Original work: Kōko Shirakawa's "Koukyuu no Karasu" (serialized in Shueisha Orange Bunko)

  • Director: Chizuru Miyawaki

  • Series composition: Satomi Ooshima

  • Character draft: Ayuko

  • Character design: Shinji Takeuchi

  • Music: Asami Tachibana

  • Produced by: BN Pictures

Source: Raven of the Inner Palace official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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