The official website for Makoto Hoshino’s The Tale of the Outcasts (Nokemono-tachi no Yoru) tv anime revealed the second promotional video, an additional cast, and the January 8 premiere date. The video also reveals and previews the opening theme song “Ashita no Katachi” (Shape of Tomorrow) by protagonist Wisteria’s voice actress Ayana Taketatsu, as well as Hakubi’s ending theme song “Rewrite”.
As previously announced, the anime stars:
Ayana Taketatsu as Wisteria.
Katsuyuki Konishi as Marbas.
Ryōta Ōsaka as Snow.
Risa Imayanagi as Diana.
Junichi Suwabe as Naberius.
Ryotaro Okiayu as Dancho (Commander of the Knights of the Sword Cross).
Kentarō Kumagai as Takenami.
Yū Kobayashi as Astaroth.
Chitose Morinaga as Maurie.
Karin Oda as Harriet.
The newly announced cast members include:
Yūki Ono as Luther.
Shunsuke Takeuchi as Dantalion.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Citri.
The staff of the anime includes:
- Director: Yatsutaka Yamamoto
- Series Composition: Kenichi Yamashita
- Scripts: Kenichi Yamashita, Sayaka Harada, Yasutaka Yamamoto
- Character Design: Mina Ōsawa
- Monster Design: Kanta Suzuki
- Chief Animation Directors: Mina Ōsawa, Hikaru Suzuki
- Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi
- Music Production: Pony Canyon
- Sound Production: Studio Mausu
- Animation Production: Ashi Productions
Makoto Hoshino wrote and illustrated The Tale of the Outcasts, which ran in Shogakukan’s shōnen manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Sunday from August 7, 2019 to April 14, 2021. Shogakukan collected its chapters in eight tankobon volumes, which were released from November 18, 2019 to Mat 18, 2021.
Seven Seas Entertainment announced on August 28, 2020, that the manga would be released in English beginning June 1, 2021.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the story as:
Wisteria is an orphan girl living in a corner of the British Empire at the end of the 19th century. Her life is desolate and bleak–until she encounters Malbus, a powerful but equally lonely immortal being with a furry appearance, hounded by hunters. Together, Wisteria and Malbus roam the Empire–populated by humans and human-like beasts–in search of a place where they can live together in peace.
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