Crunchyroll announced that the new anime, Raven of the Inner Palace will be receiving an English dub version! The voice actors and crew were also revealed, as well as the October 22 release date on the Crunchyroll platform.
The anime debuted last October 1-4, 2022 on select Japanese broadcast channels, and on online streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. Bandai Namco Pictures is the animation production studio. They also produce the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun anime series.
The English cast members are:
- Shouxue – voiced by Alexis Tipton, known for playing Kaguya in Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Millianna in Fairy Tail, and many more
- Gaojun – voiced by Christopher Wehkamp, known for playing Shouta Aizawa in My Hero Academia, Ren in Fairy Tail, and many more
- Jiujiu – voiced by Bryn Apprill, known for playing Historia Reiss in Attack on Titan, Mimosa in Black Clover, and many more
- Axiu – voiced by Stephanie Young, known for playing Nico Robin in One Piece, Olivier Mira Armstrong in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and many more
- Qiurong – voiced by Anastasia Muñoz, known for playing Minerva in Fairy Tail, Gracia Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and many more
- Wei Qing – voiced by Lee George, known for playing Sizumu in SSSS.Dynazenon, and many more
- Xie Fei – voiced by Molly Searcy, known for playing Akame in Akame ga Kill!, Cerea in Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, and many more
- Xing-Xing – voiced by Monica Rial, known for playing Tsuyu Asui in My Hero Academia, Asirpa in Golden Kamuy, and many more
- Yun Yongde – voiced by Michael Stimac
- Empress Dowager – voiced by Linda Leonard, known for playing Sister Theresa in Black Clover, and many more
- Young Gaojun – voiced by Reshel Mae
- Yingnu – voiced by Hannah Alyea, known for playing Aoi Inayuma in Laid-Back Camp, and many more
Raven of the Inner Palace Synopsis
Shouxue is the enigmatic Raven Consort who lives in the inner palace who does not perform duties for the emperor, Gaojun. She was never called to his chambers despite her position, hence she is considered a special and unique consort.
People have varying opinions about her. Some say she has an appearance of an old woman, while some believed she is a young lady. What they are sure of is that she is skilled of the mysterious arts of doing favors for people in exchange for a price. It ranges from doing trivial items such as finding a lost item to cursing someone to death.
Shouxue’s life will change, however, as Emperor Gaojun decided to ask her for a favor.
Watch the official trailer below:
The trailer introduced the main protagonist, Shouxue, the mysterious Raven Consort that was not visited by the emperor. People harbor fear and hesitation whenever they would visit the Raven Consort. She uses mysterious arts to fulfill people’s favors, but not without a price.
If a person wishes to curse someone, they have to dig two graves. If they want someone dead, then they will have to sacrifice a life. If they want blessings, they will have to give up their possessions.
Raven of the Inner Palace Light Novel Background
Kouko Shirakawa is the author of the Raven of the Inner Palace light novel, while Ayuko served as the illustrator. It was first released in April 2018, and ended in April 2022 with 7 volumes and 27 chapters. It was published by Shueisha.
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