A 5th character trailer has been released for the upcoming original anime Revenger co-produced by the visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku. Crunchyroll plans to stream the historical action anime series.
This final character trailer focuses on Soji, who is known for being an alcoholic gambler. Soji has an unusual weapon of choice – reinforced hanafuda cards. But since Japanese samurai and ninjas have been known to fight with reinforced fans (gunsen) and even yo-yos back in the Feudal Era should we really be all that surprised?
You can watch the new PV here:
The trailer gives us a sneak peek of voice actor Shota Hayam’s vocal performance as Soji.
You can see two other PVs for Yuen Usui and Teppa Murakami here: Revenger anime project releases 2 new PV trailers
What is the plot of Revenger?
The story centers on Usui Yuen, who is a master assassin investigating a series of assassinations made on the grand samurai clan, the Satsuma. During his investigation, he crosses paths with Kurima Raizo, a member and survivor of one of the devastating attacks.
Together, they team up in order to discover the true nature of these murders and realize this situation is bigger than just about stolen resources. As these samurai get closer to the truth things get more perilous but will they manage to keep on living so they can get their revenge?
Who are the cast members?
Revenger cast members include:
- Hisako Kanemoto – Nio
- Yuichiro Umehara – Yuen Usui
- Jun Kasama – Raizo Kurima
- Shunsuke Takeuchi – Teppa Murakami
- Shouta Hayama – Soji
You can see a PV focusing on Yuen here: Revenger anime release date in Winter 2023 hyped by trailer 2, main cast
What is Nitroplus most known for?
Nitroplus Co., Ltd., (also known as NITRO PLUS) is a Japanese visual novel video game developer that has developed a number of visual novels, including eroge (erotic video games). One of Nitroplus’ most popular anime is their action, dystopia, and political thriller Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas, so Revenger may end up being similar to that anime. Smile of Arsnotoria (March 2, 2021) is another well-known anime they are responsible for.
Nitroplus also collaborated with developer Type-Moon to create the light novel series Fate/Zero. Nitroplus’s works are known for having dark elements, such as the reanimation of the dead, rape, and murder. Their branch Nitro+Chiral focuses on boys’ love visual novels that tend to have dark themes.
Gen Urobuchi, one of Nitroplus’s top writers, has also contributed to various manga, anime, novels, and TV works.
Shochiku and “loner” directors team up
The Shochiku Company, Limited is a Japanese film and kabuki production and distribution company. It is known for distributing anime films by Bandai Namco Filmworks. Shochiku’s most well-known directors include Yasujirou Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, Keisuke Kinoshita, and Youji Yamada. Shochiku has also produced films by unique independent directors such as Takashi Miike, Takeshi Kitano, Akura Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi, and Taiwanese New Wave director Hou Dsiao-hsien.
Shochiku is one of the four members of the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (MPPAJ), and one of the oldest of Japan’s “Big Four” film studios.
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