The Bullbuster anime TV project announced for 2023

Koji Tajima in the Bullbuster anime. Pic credit: Studio NUT

The robot hero project — Bullbuster is getting a TV anime adaptation in 2023. The exact Bullbuster anime release date is yet to be announced.

The main cast and staff for the anime project have been announced. A teaser visual (see below) was also released to corroborate the announcement.

Here is the teaser visual released by the production team:

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The main cast of the Bullbuster anime. Pic credit: Studio NUT

Cast and staff

The main cast of the anime includes:

  • Asami Seto (Mai Sakurajima in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) as Arumi Nikaido
  • Yuki Takada (Elma in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) as Miyuki Shirogane
  • Shinichiro Miki (Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) as Koji Tajima
  • Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka Ayanokoji in Classroom of the Elite) as Tetsuro Okino
  • Ken Uo (Karin in Dragon Ball Super) as Kintaro Kataoka
  • Taiten Kusunoki (Morel McCarnathy in Hunter x Hunter) as Ginnosuke Muto

Hiroyasu Aoki is directing the anime at studio NUT. He is also in charge of the series scripts. Takahisa Katagiri is adapting Eisaku Kubonuouchi’s designs for animation. He is also the chief animation director. Juki Izumo is the mecha designer.

Film director Hiroyuki Nakao and P.I.C.S. are credited with the planning and original work. 

Bullbuster at the Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival 2022

Three years after participating in the event as the original story set in Kitakyushu in 2019, Bullbuster will finally return as a TV animation at the Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival 2022. 

A stage event as well as a booth for the anime will be set up at the festival.

The stage event is scheduled for November 27, 2022, at 15:35 (JST)

The lead cast — Shoya Chiba (playing Tetsuro Okino), Asami Seto (playing Arumi Nikaido), Yuki Takada (playing Miyuki Shirogane), and Hiroyuki Nakao (original author), Hiroyasu Aoki (director) will be present at the stage.

And the booth will be set up on November 26 and 27, 2022.

More about Bullbuster

Bullbuster is a robot hero project created by director Hiroyuki Nakao, manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi, sci-fi researcher Yuya Takashima and mech designer Juki Izumo.

The Bullbuster franchise started out as a concept book about an “economically legitimate robot hero.” It was released at the Comic Market (Comiket) and COMITIA events. Kadokawa has published two novels in the franchise, with more to be released soon.

For more information on the series, you can check out the official Bullbuster anime website.

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