A trailer has been released for the upcoming TV anime series based on Shizuya Wazarai’s historical seinen manga. The official website for Cestvs: The Roman Fighter, the television anime of Shizuya Wazarai‘s Kentō Ankoku Den Cestvs and Kendo Shitō Den Cestvs manga, posted the anime’s first full promotional video and new key visual.
TRAILER AND KEY VISUAL
The promotional video reveals new cast members, the OP theme song performer, and the Japanese TV schedule for Cestvs -The Roman Fighter. This anime is about a 15-year-old boy who is forced into the life of a gladiator during the height of the Roman Empire.
The video announces and previews the opening theme song, “Endeavor”, by the group Dragon Ash, and it also announced the April 14 premiere for the anime. Set in ancient Rome, Cestvs -The Roman Fighter, follows the life of Cestvs, a young man who is enslaved and trained as a boxer for gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum. Cestvs struggles to win his freedom and escape his grim fate.
CAST AND STAFF
Among the cast members are:
- Rikiya Koyama as Zafar, Cestvs’ trainer
- Kensho Ono as Ruska, a member of the unarmed fighting guards
- Hiroki Touchi as Demitrius, Ruska’s father and the head of the unarmed fighting guards
- Yūto Uemura as Nero, the fifth Roman Emperor
- Kikuko Inoue as Agrippina, the mother of the Roman Empire’s fifth emperor Nero
- Aya Endo as Sabina, a beautiful daughter of a wealthy family from Pompeii
- Ryota Takeuchi as Emden, Pompeii’s greatest fighter
- Sanae Kobayashi as Roxanne of the unarmed fighting guards
- Akio Ohtsuka as Narrator
- Hiromu Mineta, in his first starring role in an anime, as Cestvs
Cestvs -The Roman Fighter is directed by Toshifumi Kawase and features CG production by MAGIC&LOGIC and animation production by BN Pictures. Kazuya Monma is the series director. Toshifumi Kawase and Kouji Miura are the scriptwriters while Toru Nakano is the sound director.
Kentō Ankoku Den Cestvs ran in Young Animal from 1997 to 2009 and had 15 volumes. Kendo Shitō Den Cestvs launched in Young Animal in 2010 and then moved to Young Animal Arashi in 2014. The manga then moved again to the Manga Park app in 2018. The manga will move to Hakusensha‘s Young Animal Zero magazine. Hakusensha published the ninth volume on June 28.
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