DMM and Asahi Production announced a new original TV anime series — Giant Beasts of Ars (Ars no Kyoju). The anime is scheduled to premiere in January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season.
A teaser PV, a teaser visual, and the main cast and staff of the upcoming anime have also been revealed.
The teaser introduces the main cast of characters and gives a glimpse into the magical world of Giant Beasts of Ars. Here is the teaser PV released by the production team on the DMM Pictures Youtube channel:
Giant Beasts of Ars cast and staff
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Hina Yomiya (Ginny Fin de Salvan in Shijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru) as Kuumi, a kind and innocent girl who escapes from a laboratory with no knowledge of her background and of the outside world.
- Toshiyuki Morikawa (Yoshikage Kira in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable) as Jiiro, also called The Undying Jiro. He is a giant beast hunter who makes a pact with Kuumi in order to save her.
- Yu Serizawa (Shera L. Greenwood in How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) as Myaa, a peddler who travels the world. She sells Kuumi the ring.
- Hiromu Mineta (Yatora Yaguchi in Blue Period) as Meran, a young warrior who runs headfirst into battle. He aspires to hone his sword skills to protect his village.
- Yoko Hikasa (Rias Gremory in High School DxD) as Romana, a healing specialist with a strong sense of justice and a strong affection for children.
Akira Oguro (Key Animation in Marmalade Boy) is directing the anime at Asahi Production. Norimitsu Kaiho (Gakkougurashi!) is in charge of the series scripts. Hiroshi Shimizu and Masato Kato are adapting for animation the original character designs by Ashito Oyari. Shuji Katayama and Akinari Suzuki are composing the music.
Here is the key visual illustrated by Isamu Kamikokuryo, released by the production team:
The story of Giant Beasts of Ars
The premise of Giant Beasts of Ars is set in a world where giant beasts are rampant and cause great damage. The story starts as Jiiro, a giant beast hunter, meets Kuumi, who is being chased by someone, and helps her by forming a pact with her.
Jiiro and his friends then start to uncover the secrets of this magical world.
For more information on the series, check out the official Ars no Kyoju anime website.