Fantasy anime premieres in January 2020
Funimation revealed the two main English dub cast members for the anime of Suu Minazuki's Plunderer manga at San Japan on Saturday. Eric Vale will voice Licht Bach, and Sarah Wiedenheft will play Hina.
The Japanese cast includes:
Yen Press has licensed the "heroic action fantasy" manga, and it released the second volume on Tuesday. The company describes the story:
It's the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is controlled by numbers. Every human born is branded with a "Count,” which could mean anything from the number of kilometers walked to the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. And if your Count drops to 0… you'll be sent into the Abyss! After Hina's mother's Count dropped to 0, her last request is for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.
Hiroyuki Kanbe (Oreimo both seasons, Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!) is directing the anime series at studio Geek Toys (RErideD). Masashi Suzuki (Isuca, Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King, Minami-ke: Okawari) is overseeing the series scripts, and Yuka Takashina (Dance with Devils), Yūki Fukuchi (chief animation director for Bakuon!!), and Hiroki Fukuda (key animator for I want to eat your pancreas) are designing the characters.
Funimation will stream the anime as it airs in Japan. The anime will premiere in Japan in January 2020.
Minazuki launched the manga series in Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in December 2014. Kadokawa published the 13th compiled volume on July 26. Yen Press will publish the third volume on December 10.
Minazuki's Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven's Lost Property) manga inspired two television anime series, two anime films, and an OVA. Tokyopop, and later Viz Media, published Minazuki's five-volume Judas manga in English. Yen Press released Minazuki's four-volume Gou-dere Sora Nagihara manga in 2014-2015.
Thanks to Luis Delgado and Lord Vaultman for the news tips.