Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: May 28, 2020 at 6:25 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the original TV anime series 'Shikizakura' has revealed on Friday a new promotional video and a new key visual for the upcoming anime series which is scheduled to begin broadcasting this October.
The series is co-produced by Chukyo TV and is animated by animation studio Sublimation. Shinya Sugai is serving as the chief director and Gō Kurosaki as the series director with character design handled by Manabu Nakatake. The series has been listed with 12 episodes.
The cast includes:
Yūdai Noda as Kakeru Miwa
Miho Mashiro as Ōka Myōjin
Daisuke Nakamoto as Kippei Nagatsu
Shōto Mizukami as Ryō Hattori
Eri Sakazaki as Kaede Naruse
Natsuki Ochiai as Haruko Yamada
Shingo Yoneyama as Ibara
Miki Yakata as Benio Myōjin
Iwori as Issa Inuzuka
Yūto Arai as Ukon Kijima
Japanese singer Mei Nakabayashi better known in her stage name May'N is performing the anime's ending theme song and Japanese singer Asaka is performing the opening theme song titled "Believe Myself".
The series inspired a manga adaptation written and illustrated by Hayato Aoki which started its serialization in the February 2021 issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine on December 25, 2020.
Synopsis from MyAnimeList:
Shikizakura: where cherry blossoms are in full bloom while trees are colored with autumn leaves. In this special place, where the transient world meets the spirit world, a ritual to save humanity is about to begin…
High school student Kakeru Miwa, by a strange turn of events, winds up being an irregular member of a power suit team tasked with battling Oni. These Oni possess humans and try to cling to the transient world. Only the power suit, Yoroi, which combines ancient secrets with the latest technology, can protect people from Oni. Kakeru decides to become a hero who will battle Oni and protect Ouka Myoujin, the shrine maiden fated with saving the world.
Shikizakura season. Ouka dances as a shrine maiden in autumn leaves and cherry blossoms. Heroic action—where the past and the future, the transient world and the spirit world, thoughts and wishes, all intersect—begins here!
Source: Shikizakura Official JP Twitter