Television station TV Tokyo announced a seventh anime season for the Yami Shibai
short horror anime series on Monday. The new season—based on the setting of "closed space"—will begin airing in July 2019. Each episode will stream a week ahead of the television broadcast on TV Tokyo's AniTele website.
is reprising his roles as the storyteller from the previous seasons. Ryouta Murai
, who appeared throughout the series, is also returning as a cast member.
Television, stage, and variety show actors Shunsaku Yoshimura
, Ryou Shinoda
), Masaki Sawai
, and Nobuhiko Ooakami
from the Nanafushigi comedy duo are serving as voice actors in the new season.
New voice cast from the animation and live stage field include Rimo Hasegawa
(Mazinger Z: Infinity
), Sena Horikoshi
, Hikaru Kotama
), Yuuki Nishinoya
, and Aya Oota
The new season also casts virtual YouTuber Taku Nanase
, and veteran film stars Kumi Nakamura
(Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
), Sachiko Nakagome (Kenchou no Hoshi
), and Kazuo Andou
(Tsuru Akira: Kokoro no Kiseki
Kenichi Sugimoto is directing the seventh season at ILCA
, with production cooperation by IANDA
. Hiromu Kumamoto
is returning to write the script from the previous installments. Theatre director Mitsuhiro Sasaki
live-action film), occult storyteller Ayako Yamaguchi
(Yami Shibai 5
), and novice playwright Saki Kuniyoshi
are also joining Kumamoto as scriptwriters.
, Tatsuya Morino, Yukio Kanesada, and Yoroshi Aka are returning as key animators from the last season. New key animators include Seiya Yamaguchi, Atsushi Itou (Shakugan no Shana II (Second)
), and Saya Kanamura.
TV Tokyo and ILCA producers Norio Yamakawa
and Takuya Iwasaki
are returning as series planner. Satoshi Umetsu (Captain Tsubasa (2018)
) and Akira Funada are credited as producers.
The band betcover!!
, lead by novice artist Jirou Yanase
, will perform the ending theme "Kekkai."
The first Yami Shibai
anime season premiered in Summer 2013 and the sixth and latest season aired in Summer 2018, with each season focusing on a specific theme. Crunchyroll simulcast the seasons as they aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the first two seasons in December 2015 and shipped
them on a Blu-ray and DVD volume in April 2016.
Official site: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yamishibai7/
Source: PR Times
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