Upcoming anime Beast Tamer is set to premier next month with a bigger cast list than initially announced. The official website of the series revealed two more additions in the TV anime’s roster: the Japanese voice actors Marika Kōno and Rie Takahashi.
Marika Kōno will be voicing the character of Nina. In the manga, Nina was portrayed to be a child with fox features. She was part of the powerful God Tribe but was later sold into slavery. She was saved by the main lead, Rein, and became part of his party.
Meanwhile, Rie Takahashi will play the character of Stella, an officer of the Horizon knightly order.
Beast Tamer is based on the light novels Yusha Party wo Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyo Shuzoku Nekomimi Shojo to Deau by Suzu Miyama and Hotosouka. It follows the story of Reign Shroud, a former member of the hero’s party. He was kicked out from the bunch for being a mere beast tamer. The series’ plot is described as follows:
This fantasy story conveys the bond between a beast tamer and the strongest cat girl starting from their first meeting! Rein, a beast tamer who fights with the help of animals, has been a member of the hero’s party for the longest time. However, unbeknownst to him, he was dragging down his teammates because he had no other abilities. “You have no worth outside of taming animals. You’re fired.” With that, he was kicked out of the party. At that moment, Rein no longer wanted anything to do with saving the world and decided to live for himself. Once he set out to become an adventurer, he met a girl from the cat tribe, a tribe believed to be part of the superior race. Meanwhile, the hero’s party was unaware they were only able to fight the Demon King’s army all along because of Rein’s power… This story is about how the oppressed beast tamer met his destined comrades and formed bonds with them all.Manga UP!
The anime adaptation is scheduled to premiere on October 2. Shōya Chiba will lead the show as Rein. Other cast members include Azumi Waki as Kanade, Rumi Okubo as Tania, Minami Tanaka as Sora, and Maria Sashide as Luna.
Atsushi Nigorikawa will direct the TV anime, with Takashi Aoshima as the screenwriter. Character designs are by Shuuhei Yamamoto.
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