Raven of the Inner Palace release date: Koukyuu no Karasu October 2022 premiere confirmed by Aniplus Asia

Raven of the Inner Palace key visual
The Raven of the Inner Palace TV anime is set to premiere on October 1, 2022. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The Raven of the Inner Palace TV anime release date is on October 1, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season.

The news was corroborated by Aniplus Asia on September 21, 2022.

Raven of the Inner Palace(後宮の烏, Kōkyū no Karasu) will be simulcast on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 starting at 11:30 PM JPT on October 1, 2022. Kansai TV will also air the series.

As previously announced, part of the first episode will be screened during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022. Seiyuu Saku Mizuno, who is voicing MC Jusetsu Ryū will also appear at the event.

The Raven of the Inner Palace anime cast and staff

Chizuru Miyawaki is directing the anime at BN Pictures (Bandai Namco Pictures), with Satomi Ōshima handling the series scripts. Shinji Takeuchi is in charge of character design, while Asami Tachibana is composing the music.

TVアニメ「後宮の烏」本PV第一弾/2022年10月より放送予定!
Trailer PV 1 for the upcoming The Raven of the Inner Palace TV anime

As for the seiyuu, the Raven of the Inner Palace cast members include:

  • Nobunaga Shimazaki — Onkei
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto — Tankai
  • Saku Mizuno — Jusetsu Ryū
  • Masaaki Mizunaka — Kōshun Ka
  • Taku Yashiro — Ei Sei
  • Marika Kouno — Jiujiu
  • Mana Hirata — Ishiha
  • Reina Ueda — Un Kajō

The OP theme song is “Mysterious” by Queen Bee, while the ED theme song is “Natsu no Yuki” (“Winter Snow”) by Krage.

TVアニメ「後宮の烏」本PV第二弾/2022年10月1日(土)より放送開始!
Trailer PV 2 for the upcoming The Raven of the Inner Palace TV anime

The Raven of the Inner Palace TV anime was first announced in December 2021. Since then, multiple visuals and two teaser trailers have been released building up to the October 2022 premiere date.

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About the Raven of the Inner Palace light novels

The Kōkyū no Karasu anime series is based on the eponymous seven-volume light novel series written by Kōko Shirakawa and illustrated by Ayuko.

Shueisha published all volumes from 2018 to 2022 under its Shueisha Orange Bunko imprint. The series has been licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment; the publisher announced at Anime Expo 2022 that the Raven of the Inner Palace light novels will be out in English sometime in 2023.

The Raven of the Inner Palace plot focuses on an imperial concubine named Uki a.k.a. the Raven Consort, who has never been summoned to the emperor’s bed chambers. Uki is a mysterious character; rumors have it that she can even exorcise spirits and inflict curses.  

The series is set in Ancient China for some added thrills.

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