The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories has announced that the TV anime will be airing this October. In addition, a brand new visual, the cast, staff and a promotional video were also revealed.
The Fall/Autumn 2016 anime will be titled Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On and is slated to air on Fuji TV in their new 8:30am time slot. The anime will air for a total of 48 episodes. The series is based on the Monster Hunter Stories game, the spin-off title from the main Monster Hunter series and is scheduled to release in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS later this year.
The first members of the anime’s cast were revealed alongside their characters’ designs:
- Mutsumi Tamura (Sonya from Kill Me Baby) will be voicing Ryuto
- Minami Takahashi (Megumi Tadokoro from Shokugeki no Souma) voicing Lilia
- Mao Ichimichi (Kazumi Schlierenzauer from Gokukoku no Brynhildr) a Naville
The anime’s production staff were also unveiled and consists of:
- Director: Mitsuru Hongo (Crayon Shin-chan, Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin)
- Series Composer: Natsuko Takahashi (Ore Monogatari!!, Yuyushiki)
- Anime Character Designer: Takuya Saito (Macross Zero, Sakura Taisen: Katsudou Shashin)
- Animation Studio: David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Hyperdimension Neptunia)
A new promotional video was also released:
Here is the previous promotional video for Monster Hunter Stories:
And the intro video for the game:
Monster Hunter is one of Japan’s most popular franchises. The series started in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, and has since been on the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U and the PC. To date, the entire franchise has sold over 28 million copies, with the latest main instalment being Monster Hunter 4 for the Nintendo 3DS selling over 4.1 Million copies in Japan. Capcom has recently announced that the game will be releasing outside of Japan as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate earlier this year, which will include additional content. A MMO, titled Monster Hunter Online was announced last year for China only. The beta opened in July last year and little information was released since. The previous major title in the series is Monster Hunter X for the 3DS in late 2015.
The Monster Hunter Stories TV anime, Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On, will be airing this October on Fuji TV during its new 8:30am JST timeslot, during the Fall/Autumn 2016 season. More information about the anime will be revealed soon.
Source Article - Anime News Network
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