The official website of the upcoming Yoru No Yatterman (Yatterman of the Night) anime has revealed a brand new visual for the January 2015 series. The site has also revealed the main cast of the anime with a new set of character designs and the first promotional video. It further revealed that the anime itself will be airing from January 11th next year.
The anime’s main cast and designs were revealed for their respective characters. The series itself is created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Time Bokan anime. The main cast and characters of Yoru no Yatterman are descendant from the original 1977 Yatterman anime, which includes:
- Eri Kitamura (Yui from Angel Beats!) will voice Doronjo, real name Leopard, a young 9 year old girl that is a descendent of the original Doronjo who is very resilient and prideful of her lineage. She also tries to act aggressive, but it doesn’t get her far.
- Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji from One Piece) will voice the role of Boyacky, real name Voltkatze, a genius 25 year old that is a descendent of the original Boyacky who serves the Doronjo family in each generation.
- Kenta Miyake (Tsume in Wolf’s Rain) as Tonzra, real name Elephantus, a strong 29 year old who is a descendent of the original Elephantus and also serves the Doronjo family.
- Shizuka Itou (Luviagelita Edelfelt in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya) is voicing as Dorothy, a descendent of the Dorombo family. She was banished by Yattermen and lives in a remote location who has suddenly become ill. She is the mother of Leopard and lives with Boyacky and Elephantus.
- Shizuka Itou will also voice Alouette, a 17-year old girl and childhood friend of Galina. Her parents and dog were captured and taken away for forced labor by Yattermen, where the shock of the incident left her blind.
- Chiaki Takahashi (Azusa Miura in The [email protected]) plays the role of Oda-sama, Dorothy’s pet talking pig who is treated very highly in her family, but also very spoiled leading to her heavy weight.
- Hiroyuki Yoshino (Firo Prochainezo in Baccano!) will be voicing Galina, a 17 year old boy who wishes to become strong and protect the weak and his childhood friend, Alouette. His parents were captured by Yattermen and eventually died after forced labor. He meets with Doronjo and joins their adventures.
The staff of the anime was also revealed and includes:
- Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara (Muromi-san, Arve Rezzle: Kikaijikake no Yousei-tachi)
- Series Composer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Denkigai no Honya-san, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?)
- Anime Character Designer: Keisuke Goto (Minami-ke Tadaima and Wake Up, Girls! Animation Director)
- Art Director: Toshiko Kaizu (Dog Days’, Asura Cryin’)
- Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi (Muromi-san, Sengoku Otome – Momoiro Paradox )
- Music Composer: Tatsuya Katou (Medaka Box, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya)
- Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Production (Psycho Pass Season 2, Ping Pong The Animation)
The first promotional video of the anime was released, which previews the anime’s Opening theme. The OP will be Kyokugen Dreamer by SCREEN mode and the Ending theme will be Jounetsu Continue by the voice actress singing group Sphere.
Yoru no Yatterman (Yatterman of the Night) is a new upcoming anime series produced by Tatsunoko Production for the 40th anniversary of the Time Bokan anime. Time Bokan itself first aired in 1975 that was also produced by Tatsunoko. One of the spin-off series was Yatterman that aired in 1977, which was also followed by an anime film that very year. A remake of the series aired in 2008 and was also followed by a film in the following year.
Here is a synopsis of Yoru no Yatterman:
In a remote land, there was a girl who gazed beyond the ocean. The land was Yatterman Kingdom. It is said that it is a heavenly land controlled by the Yattermen, the allies of justice. In order to save her sick mother, the girl attempted to land in Yatterman Kingdom to ask for help. However, she was turned away, and her mother passed away without anyone to give her charity.
Doronbo: One of the bands of great thieves. There was a beautiful girl named Doronjo working under a boss named Dokurobeh. Her lackies were two men named Boyacky and Tonzuraa. The Doronbo fight with Yattermen, and within the fray, the team is banished to a remote land.
This is the story of a new generation of Doronbos. Doronjo, Boyacky, and Tonzura, as well as the story of the birth of Gan-chan and Ai-chan as Yattermen.
The Yoru no Yatterman anime will be airing from January 11 at 10:00am JST on Tokyo MX during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season.
Source Article – Anime News Network
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