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'Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts' releases teaser PV for 2023 broadcast

J.C.STAFF will be producing the TV anime, with direction by Chiaki Kon and music by KOHTA YAMAMOTO.

By: Nicole S. Castro on August 20, 2022 at 11:26 PHT

The first set of promotions have been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yū Tomofuji's fantasy manga Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts.

The TV anime will be directed by Chiaki Kon of J.C.STAFF and is slated to release in 2023. Below is the first key visual.

The story focuses on the developing relationship between human girl Sariphi (CV: Kana Hanazawa) and the King of Beasts and Demons Leonhart (CV: Satoshi Hino). Leonhart regularly receives female human sacrifices to eat in order to assert the dominance of his people over the human race. However, the 99th sacrifice Sariphi intrigues him and he allows her to stay by his side.


  • Sariphi (CV: Kana Hanazawa)

  • Leonhart (CV: Satoshi Hino)

  • Cy (CV: Yuka Nukui)

  • Clops (CV: Natsumi Fujiwara)

Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts (Japanese: 贄姫と獣の王, Romaji: Niehime to Kemono no Ō) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yū Tomofuji. It was serialized in Hakusensha's shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume from November 2015 to October 2020. It is licensed in North America by Yen Press.


  • Original story: Yu Tomofuji (serialized in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume Comics)

  • Director: Chiaki Kon

  • Series composition: Seishi Minakami

  • Character design: Shinya Hasegawa

  • Sound director: Jin Aketagawa


  • Music production: Pony Canyon

  • Animation production: J.C.STAFF

  • Produced by: WOWMAX

Source: Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts 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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