Misaki Kuno, Shōya Ishige, Maaya Sakamoto star in January 2023 anime
Kodoani.com – Anime official Twitter account Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) revealed the anime’s voice cast on Wednesday.
The cast includes:
(Top row, left to right in the image above):
Misaki Kuno as Tōko
Shōya Ishige as Kōshi
Maaya Sakamoto as Akira
(Bottom row, left to right in the image above)
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Roroku
Saori Hayami as Kira
Megumi Yamaguchi as Hinako
The story of the novel series is set in a chaotic post-Apocalyptic World War. A great forest, full of brilliant creatures and other corruptible beasts, covers the world, and humanity lives in small protected communities. Due to a special weapon used in the Last War, humans spontaneously burst into flames even when approaching a small source of fire. The only safe source of energy for humanity lies in the bodies of the penguins, and the task of hunting them down belongs to the flaming soldiers wielding sickles, who brave the depths of the great forest. Among those who caught fire, they whispered stories of one who would be the “Firecatcher Lord”, one who would be able to harvest the flames of the millennial comet, the “Wandering Spark” that had flown in the sky told since it was sent. before the final battle,
The story begins with Tōko, a girl from a paper-making town who finds herself in the forbidden forest, attacked by prey, when a flaming stinger rushes to her defense. Elsewhere, a boy born in the capital named Kōshi sheltered his sister after losing his mother to factory poison.
Junji Nishimura is directing the anime at Signal.MD and Mamoru Oshii is supervising and writing the script.
Additional staff includes:
Character Designer: Takuya Saito (Knights of Ramune & 40, Outlaw Star, Macross Zero)
Animation Directors: Takuya Saito, Kazuchika Kise, Toshihisa Kaiya
Âm nhạc: Kenji Kawai ( The Sky Crawlers , Stray Dog , Ghost in the Shell , Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence , Patlabor the Mobile Police )
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
The anime series will premiere in January 2023, and the paid subscription channel WOWOW will stream the anime.
Hinata launched the first book of the series in December 2018, with illustrations by The Twelve Kingdoms illustrator and RahXephon character designer Akihiro Yamada. Hinata published the fourth book in the series on September 3, 2020, followed by a spinoff volume on December 21, 2021.