The previously announced Chained soldier (Mato Seihei is not a slave) anime will premiere in 2023. The information was revealed at the end of special video about the production of the anime, which was narrated by Yuya Hirose, who voices the main character. In addition to the premiere date, character designs for the main duo of Chained soldier anime, Yuki Wakura and Kyouka Uzen (voiced by Akari Kito) are also revealed.
The series’ previously announced cast includes:
- Hina Tachibana asNei Okawamura
- Yume Miyamoto asHimari Azuma
- Marie Hino asShushu Suruga
- Reina Ueda asSahara Wakasa
- Maya Uchida asTenka Izumo
- Nene Hieda asYachiho Azuma
Goro Kuji directed the series at Seven Arcs studio with Junji Nishimura as the lead director. Yasuhiro Nakanishi is working on the series composition, while Ryota Kano and Akira Kindaichi are writing the script. Hiroyuki Yoshii is in charge of character design and Kaoru Nishimura is doing the coloring.
Shueisha serialized Takahiro’s Mato Seihei no Slave (Chained Soldier) with Yohei Takemura as Shonen Jump+ illustrator since 2019 and currently has 10 volumes in circulation. Yen Press licensed the manga series in English and described the plot as:
Decades ago, doorways to an otherworldly and dangerous dimension known as Mato – ‘Demon City’ – appeared all over Japan. Those who participated in the “peaches” growing there gained unique abilities – but only if they were girls. When high school dropout Yuki Wakura finds himself trapped in a gate, he is rescued by Kyouka Uzen, the handsome commander of the 7th Squad of the Demon Defense Force, who… orders him to become her slave?!
source: Official Twitter
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