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'Noblesse' Anime Series Premieres in October 2020 [Update 8/14]

by Vindstot
Aug 13, 5:04 PM | 67 Comments
Crunchyroll revealed the main cast, staff, the first promotional video, and a teaser visual (pictured) for the anime adaptation of Jae-Ho Son and Gwang-Su Lee's Noblesse manhwa on Thursday. The anime series will premiere on Crunchyroll in October 2020.

Cast
Cadis Etrama Di Raizel: Tarusuke Shingaki (Noblesse: Awakening)
Frankenstein: Daisuke Hirakawa (Dance with Devils)
M-21: Kousuke Oonishi (Fairy Tail: Final Series)
Han Shinwoo (Yusuke Tashiro): Ryouta Iwasaki (Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season)
Woo Ik-Han (Manabu Kase): Youhei Hamada (Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.)

Staff
Chief Director: Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko no Basket, Tsubasa: Shunraiki)
Director: Yasutaka Yamamoto (Hinomaruzumou, Jitsu wa Watashi wa)
Series Composition: Sayaka Harada (Code:Realize - Sousei no Himegimi, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru script)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Akiharu Ishii (Gunjou no Magmell, Blood+)
Studio: Production I.G (Kabukichou Sherlock, B: The Beginning)
Planning: Sola Entertainment

Synopsis
Within an abandoned building in South Korea lies a white coffin, from which rises Cadis Etrama Di Raizel "Rai"—an unimaginably beautiful, dignified, and noble man. Awakening in this unknown time, Rai must seek out someone he can trust—his loyal companion, Frankenstein. To begin with, Rai attempts to blend into human society by transforming his old-fashioned clothing into the pristine blazer of the nearby Ye Ran High School. As it turns out, the principal of the school is his servant Frankenstein.

After slumbering for the past 820 years, Rai requires Frankenstein's help to adapt to the current age, so Frankenstein enrolls him as a new student in order to help him understand modern society and experience a normal life. Frankenstein's plans, however, soon go awry not only because of the problems stemming from modern society, but also unresolved conflicts from him and his master's troubled past. Left with no other choice, Rai must resort to using his mysterious power to protect those he holds dear. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

The supernatural action manhwa began in Naver Webtoon (now Line Webtoon) in December 2007 and concluded last January. Naver began releasing the chapters in English in June 2014. Noblesse has garnered a cumulative views of 4.6 billion worldwide.

South Korean animation production company Studio Animal produced an original video anime in December 2015. An original net anime titled Noblesse: Awakening by Production I.G streamed on Crunchyroll and YouTube in February 2016, adapting the first season of the manhwa.

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Source: Crunchyroll


Update August 14
Line Digital Frontier, operator of the webcomic portal Line Manga, opened an official website for the anime series on Friday and confirmed its Japanese broadcast this October. The website revealed the chief director (added above) and the Noblesse: Awakening original video anime as episode zero.

Noblesse: Awakening

Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Official site: https://noblesse-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @noblesse_jp

Source: PR Times

Noblesse on MAL

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Just as full disclaimer: I rarely am interested in a Manga or Manhwa, and prefer to watch Anime, but ToG is the only one I read quite a bit of, a couple of years back.

I know people really over-hyped ToG. Still, I find it hard to blame them, when every frickin Manga and Light Novel under the horizon got adapted, even if their scores are sometimes really low, but nobody batted an eye to any of the Manhwa existing thus-far.

But for an anime fan the anime might seem too low-budget, while the Manhwa was always about the story and not the quality of graphics (the first 100+ chapters were terribly drawn if I am honest). Since the anime adaption has the same problems on a different level, fans might have found it easier to swallow than new-comers that only have experience with the anime.

TL;DR, I get were both sides of the argument are coming from. I just don't think it's a reason to lump together all Manhwa (or adaptations of those Manhwa) and be biased to it being all good or all bad. Community or no community, watch and judge for yourself. Not only might it be different per studio, it can probably greatly differ per Manhwa and also which subject and genres it deals with.

Sep 11, 5:02 AM by astra_moon

name1_1 said:
MegamiRem said:
Not hoping much after tog and goh adaptations.


The Tower of God adaption was amazing. If this is half as good, I'll be happy.


I wouldn't say "half as good", but I definitely agree. ToG was not meant to be as flashy and action-oriented, so I could personally live with the art-quality. And the story was nicely done, as far as an animated version could have been, IMO.

I was personally more disappointed in GoH, because it was pretty and flashy as it should, but in every other aspect they did a terrible job.

According to many people that have read most or all 3 Manhwa, they have the most hopes for Noblesse to succeed. And even before I knew what a Manhwa was or even the difference, I heard that name circle around in the community, so if any of the three, this is the one that might make it or break it as far as adaptions in that sphere.

Sep 11, 4:43 AM by astra_moon

This excites me so much!!!! I can’t wait!! OVAs were epic!
I still can’t believe it’s serialising! ❤️ Kyaaaaaa!!!!!!!

Sep 8, 11:22 PM by KatieKimx

I am hoping that this webtoon will be good!

Aug 17, 11:16 AM by Kinyoubi

This looks almost worse than k-pop.

Aug 17, 9:52 AM by Nanaca

Fabris said:
YorukaWaifu said:
I hope it is the last anime adaptation of a manhwa. I used to think that battle shonen fans were the most annoying fanbase but manhwa fans have made it clear to me that they are not.


Good luck with that, Solo Leveling is already confirmed...and the fans of this one are also bad.

Really tired of seeing them overhyping mediocre stuff and their little wars between themselves.


Actually agree. Discount HunterXHunter (TOG) fans kept throwing shade at discount DBZ with teens (GOH) despite the fact their only similarity was being shounen, long-running and korean; both kept simping about this would be opening a lot of new possibilities for the animu industry and thus should be mass supported, instead of speaking about their merits itselves as standalone works.

Like, Freezing was korean originated as well, no one did a drama out of it, was just a battle ecchi harem school with beta male protagonist.

I have nothing against non-Japan originated anime by itself, I actually kinda liked King's Avatar (who is chinese, BTW), but come on...

name1_1 said:


Ok, I honestly cannot understand this attitude. Tower of God had gorgeous visuals. I think it's refreshing to have a SciFi style, and I prefer this style compared with the visuals of Kimetsu no Yaiba, or re:Zero. If anything, the Noblesse trailer leaves me disappointed with the visuals following ToG


TOG had zero shading in their colours. Everything was just so bright,even at night, or dark places.
Dunno what's scifi about that. Is not like it was literally BADLY animated, but the visual choices gave me (and some others) a feeling of amateurism.

Also it was rushed (like 5 or 6 chapters in episode 1, WTH?) as f, anime onlies literally had to either start reading the damn manga or read long essays explaining what the hell was actually going on.

At least GOH is very simple to understand, even if they are rushing unnecessarily. Courtesy of being a barebones plot.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Aug 16, 8:33 PM by reeroller

The animation looks piss poor.

Aug 16, 8:29 PM by reeroller

I can't believe this anime is finally coming out! ^. ^ I really like anime and manga with a similar plot. I am sure that this anime will definitely not be worse than The God of High School, The Misfit of Demon King Academy and other anime with a similar plot. I also hope that the dub will come out very quickly. I don't know Japanese, so I usually watch all dubbed anime on the site https://ww5.dubbedanime.net/. I am sure that they will not miss such a popular title and will quickly release a dub. I'm curious to know what you expect from this anime? Do you think it will be able to replenish the lists of favorite anime for many anime people?

Aug 16, 7:23 PM by Dariel2020

YorukaWaifu said:
I hope it is the last anime adaptation of a manhwa. I used to think that battle shonen fans were the most annoying fanbase but manhwa fans have made it clear to me that they are not.


Good luck with that, Solo Leveling is already confirmed...and the fans of this one are also bad.

Really tired of seeing them overhyping mediocre stuff and their little wars between themselves.


Actually agree. Discount HunterXHunter (TOG) fans kept throwing shade at discount DBZ with teens (GOH) despite the fact their only similarity was being shounen, long-running and korean; both kept simping about this would be opening a lot of new possibilities for the animu industry and thus should be mass supported, instead of speaking about their merits itselves as standalone works.

Like, Freezing was korean originated as well, no one did a drama out of it, was just a battle ecchi harem school with beta male protagonist.

I have nothing against non-Japan originated anime by itself, I actually kinda liked King's Avatar (who is chinese, BTW), but come on...

name1_1 said:
jc9622 said:
Oh? Will you look at that. They're actually hiring some competent studios now instead of that no-name studio that adapted a manwha 2 seasons ago. At least, we know the visuals are going to look a lot better than that dogshit anime called Tower of Simp.


Ok, I honestly cannot understand this attitude. Tower of God had gorgeous visuals. I think it's refreshing to have a SciFi style, and I prefer this style compared with the visuals of Kimetsu no Yaiba, or re:Zero. If anything, the Noblesse trailer leaves me disappointed with the visuals following ToG


TOG had zero shading in their colours. Everything was just so bright,even at night, or dark places.
Dunno what's scifi about that. Is not like it was literally BADLY animated, but the visual choices gave me (and some others) a feeling of amateurism.

Also it was rushed (like 5 or 6 chapters in episode 1, WTH?) as f, anime onlies literally had to either start reading the damn manga or read long essays explaining what the hell was actually going on.

At least GOH is very simple to understand, even if they are rushing unnecessarily. Courtesy of being a barebones plot.

Aug 16, 3:17 PM by Fabris

Ngl ive read most of noblesse on webtoon and the first part is good but this adaptation really is doing it dirty.rai and Frankenstein have definitely both had a glowdown smh 🤦‍♀️ but i mean this series is a shounen not meant for fanservice lmao

Aug 16, 12:48 PM by elaina_

I actually hope they will be able to pull off this manhwa. Trailer looked so generic, it's like every other high school anime with hot guys in it + some fighting, which Noblesse is far from.

Aug 16, 11:10 AM by charnel

Damuzen said:
todd2580 said:


he's just provided the character designs and wasn't a CAD.

I'm still not convinced tho


crunchyroll's pvs are shit so it's hard to judge it well because of the way the edited it.

also the character designer and CAD is one from I.G's animators so it should be good unless the schedule is the opposite.

Aug 16, 6:38 AM by todd2580

todd2580 said:
Damuzen said:
Looks kinda bad to me, especially for a Production I.G. anime

(the fact that the Chief Animation Supervisor worked on Magmell doesn't help)


he's just provided the character designs and wasn't a CAD.

I'm still not convinced tho

Aug 16, 6:28 AM by Damuzen

Damuzen said:
Looks kinda bad to me, especially for a Production I.G. anime

(the fact that the Chief Animation Supervisor worked on Magmell doesn't help)


he's just provided the character designs and wasn't a CAD.

Aug 16, 6:09 AM by todd2580

I am super-duper excited for this... is a long time dream coming true... but watching at the trailer, and seeing what happened with God of Highschool, I am really worried about the pacing. I mean, I would be relaxed if the anime had 24 episodes, but I am sure it's going to have 12-13 like the others, which makes the trailer problematic... I mean, the trailer shows it clear that we get to the up to the 3rd major arc... adapting some 130-140 chapters in 12 episodes, is simply ridiculous. This would not be an anime adaptation, is just skimming trough the story... If they can't do the coming justice, better not do the anime at all. The art is also quite disappointing to be fair, but I could get over that if the pacing is good.

Aug 15, 8:08 PM by kronopy

Seems interesting, I'll keep it in mind

Aug 15, 5:11 PM by C14H23NO21S3

Let this be the last manhwa adaptation pls

Noblesse has great art so seeing the trailer with subpar animation doesn't sit right with me. I expected better from production IG tbh. I will be watching it regardless, though I am 99% it will be rushed as hell

Aug 15, 4:37 AM by Danae

Seems like this will be the best out of the three crunchyroll manwha but considering the previous two have been rushed out my hopes aren't high

Aug 15, 4:30 AM by MSAtlos

I hope it is the last anime adaptation of a manhwa. I used to think that battle shonen fans were the most annoying fanbase but manhwa fans have made it clear to me that they are not.

Really tired of seeing them overhyping mediocre stuff and their little wars between themselves.

Aug 15, 3:44 AM by YorukaWaifu

I LOVED noblesse awakening 2016 by production ig and 4 years later you expect them to be better but they said nope we going back to 2009

Aug 15, 1:50 AM by Jewlitt

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