The official website of the anime based on Osamu Takahashi’s Isuca manga has released the preview images, preview video and synopsis of the first episode of the anime, which will be airing on January 23 at 25:35 JST (effectively January 24 at 1:35am).
Episode 1: Chance Meeting
Some bizzare things are happening around Shinichirou Asano, a 2nd year student at Yokohama High School. Such as being attacked by a beautiful half centipede woman, or being attacked a woman with large breasts at the Old school building, where Shinichirou meets Sakuya Shimazu equipped with a bow and arrows. Sakuya is the 37th generation head of the Shimazu family who eliminate supernatural creatures. Shinichirou complicates fighting the creatures with Sakuya but…
The main cast of the upcoming anime includes:
- Ibuki Kido (Nanami Knight Bladefield in Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara) will voice the lead role of Sakuya Shimazu
- Keisuke Koumoto (Kyoutarou Azuma from Yuushibu) voices Shinichirou Asano
- Kaori Sadohara (SG550 in Upotte!!) as Tamako
- Mao Ichimichi (Kazumi Schlierenzauer from Gokukoku no Brynhildr) voicing Suseri Shimazu
- Saeko Zougou (Chaika Bohdan in Hitsugi no Chaika) will voice the role of Nadeshiko Souma
- Akane Kohinata (Hasumin Orlo from Hitsugi no Chaika) as Mari Souma
- Ayumi Fujimura (Misaki Ayuzawa from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) will voice Isuca
The production staff of the anime includes:
- Director: Akira Iwanaga (Tegami Bachi, Kingdom )
- Series Composer: Masashi Suzuki (Rail Wars!, Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Yukiko Akiyama (Suteki Tantei Labyrinth, Yumeiro Patissiere)
- Art Director: Maho Takahashi (Amagami SS, Nobunagun)
- Sound Director: Katsunori Shimizu (Elfen Lied, Ikkitousen)
- Music Composer: Naoki Chiba (Nisekoi, Go! Go! 575)
- Animation Studio: Arms (Elfen Lied, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)
The Opening theme song of the anime will be Never say Never performed by Afilia Saga and the Ending theme of the anime will be Somebody to love by TWO-FORMULA.
Isuca is a ecchi action manga written and illustrated by Osamu Takahashi. The series began serialization in 2009 in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine. To date there has been a total of 6 compiled volumes released, the latest releasing on December 26 last year. An anime adaptation of the series was announced last June.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Shinichirou decides to look for a job in order to pay his rent, and his teacher suggests that he work for someone at their house,doing housekeeping. However, the person who hired him was Sakuya, a girl who is the 37th head of the Shimazu family, and her job is to exorcise and eliminate unwanted creatures. Shinichirou accidentally releases one of the creatures that Sakuya captures and they cooperate to catch it. A story of comedic creature hunting begins!
The Isuca anime will air every Saturday at 1:35am JST on Tokyo MX from the 24th during the current Winter 2014/2015 anime season.
Source Article and Images – Isuca Anime Website
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