The previously announced Hikari no Ou anime adaptation has revealed a fresh visual, along with further staff information, and a premiere date for January 2023. The series is directed by Junji Nishimura (True Tears, Vlad Love) and Mamoru Oishi (Ghost in the Shell director) who is also writing the script and overseeing the series' composition.
The new Hikari no Ou staff includes:
- Character Design: Takuya Saito (Macross Zero, Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike)
- Chief Animation Directiors: Takuya Saito, Kazuchika Kise, Toshihisa Kaiya
- Music: Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell)
- Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Blue Exorcist, Bunny Drop)
Hikari no Ou is a novel series written by Rieko Hinata and illustrated by Akihiro Yamada. The most recent volume of Holp Shuppan will be released on September 3, 2020. The fire hunters use crescent scythes to defy the fire demons and obtain the only fire that can be safely handled by humans.
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