Chinese Zodiac Readies to Rumble in "Juuni Taisen" TV Anime
Juuni Taisen (“The War of 12”), a 2015 novel written by Nisio Isin (the Monogatari series) and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of 12 brave warriors based on the Chinese zodiac fighting to the death, is being adapted into an anime that will debut in 2017.
So far, few details about the production have been released, although it is known that Graphinica (Chain Chronicle – The Light of Haecceitas –, Expelled from Paradise) is responsible for animation production and voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto will provide the voice of Usagi. An official website and Twitter feed (@12taisen) have also been published.
The story of Juuni Taisen involves a group of 12 warriors, each of whom is patterned after one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The 12 square off in harrowing, battle royal deathmatch, and the sole survivor of war will be granted a single wish. The original novel is published by Shueisha under their Jump J Books imprint.