Hozuki no Reitetsu Original Anime DVD’s Promo Video Streamed
The official website for the anime based on Natsumi Eguchi‘s Hozuki no Reitetsu manga began streaming a promotional video on Monday for anime’s upcoming original anime DVD (OAD).
The anime will the following returning and new cast members:
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Hōzuki
- Takashi Nagasako as Enma Daiō
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Momotaro
- Yumiko Kobayashi as Shiro
- Hiroki Gotou as Kakisuke
- Takashi Matsuyama as Rurio
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Karauri
- Touko Aoyama as Nasubi
- Eri Kitamura as Okō
- Koji Yusa as Hakutaku
- Satomi Satou as Ichiko
- Yui Ogura as Niko
- Kouki Miyata as Pochi
- Tomomichi Nishimura as Hanasaka Jiisan
- Wataru Hatano as Kintarō
The OAD will ship with the manga’s 24th volume on March 23. The OAD is the first work in a new announced project for the manga, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2016. The second work in the new project is an event that will take place at the TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills theater in Tokyo on March 11. The event will be livescreened in 15 theaters across Japan, and it will show an advanced screening of the OAD. The event will also announce the third work in the project.
Hiro Kaburagi, who directed the previous television anime series, is returning as chief director for the OAD. Midori Gotou is also returning to write the script. Kazuhiro Yoneda (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara., Yona of the Dawn) is directing the OAD. Studio DEEN is animating the OAD (Wit Studio animated the television anime and previous three OADs).
The manga inspired a 13-episode television anime series that premiered in January 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in February 2015 under the title Hozuki’s Coolheadedness. The manga also inspired three previous OADs that shipped with the 17th, 18th, and 19th volumes of the manga in 2015. Advance screenings of the three OADs were held in theaters in Japan in December 2014.
The dark comedy manga revolves around Hōzuki, the fierce aide to the Great King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell.
Eguchi launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Morning magazine in 2011. Monaka Shiba launched a four-panel spinoff series titled Hozuki no Reitetsu ~Shiro no Ashiato~ (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness: Shiro’s Footprints) in Kodansha‘s Nakayoshi magazine in December 2015.