The Tale of the Outcasts anime adaptation of the eponymous manga series has been announced for a January 2023 premiere, with the precise date yet to be disclosed.
The Nokemono-tachi no Yoru TV anime has gotten its first trailer, which you can see below:
The trailer provides additional information on some staff and cast members, too, so let’s take a look at what we know so far.
The Tale of the Outcasts anime staff, cast, and timeline
The anime adaptation was announced on June 30, 2022, when mangaka Makoto Hoshino posted the news via her Twitter account. The Tweet was immediately corroborated by TV Anime, which launched the Tale of the Outcasts official website and Twitter account shortly thereafter.
Ashi Productions (In Another World with My Smartphone) is producing the series.
The staff is, as follows:
- Yasutaka Yamamoto (Noblesse) — director
- Kenichi Yamashita (Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She’s a Cutie?) — series composer, scriptwriter
- Mina Ōsawa — character designer
- Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie), Kana Hashiguchi (Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs) — music composers
- Kanta Suzuki — monster design
As far as the cast is concerned, so far it has been announced that Ayana Taketatsu (Psycho-Pass’ Spooky Boogie) will be voicing Wisteria and Katsuyuki Konishi (The Prince of Tennis’ Takahisa Kajimoto) is the voice behind Marbas. Wisteria and Marbas are the two main MCs.
The Tale of the Outcasts manga
The Tale of the Outcasts (ノケモノたちの夜,Nokemono-tachi no Yoru) is a manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Hoshino. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday from August 2019 to April 2021. The chapters have been collected into eight tankōbon volumes.
Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series for English-speaking audiences. The English edition is up to volume 5, with volume 6 scheduled to be released on November 15, 2022.
The plot follows Wisteria, an orphan girl from the British Empire who was born with the ‘sight.’ That is to say, Wisteria has the ability to see demons, a gift that she offers to the great demon Marbas hoping to escape her unfortunate fate.
Marbas accepts and Wisteria thereupon forges a bond with him. The two set out to find their place in the world and start a peaceful life together, forging a deep bond along the way.
This alternate British Empire is populated by humans and humanoid beasts; hence, the manga is labeled historical fantasy (and also supernatural based upon additional criteria).