Aniplex has unveiled the main cast, main staff, October premiere, and teaser visual for the television anime of Kōko Shirakawa‘s Kōkyū no Karasu (A Raven in the Harem) novel series.
The first promotional image of the project was revealed. The press release confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for October in Japan and revealed the production team too. Shirakawa launched the novel series with illustrations by Ayuko (The Earl & the Fairy) in April 2018.
The main cast members are Saku Mizuno as Jusetsu Ryō, Masaaki Mizunaka as Kōshun Ka, Taku Yashiro as Eisei, and Marika Kōno as Jiujiu.
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About the Story
The novels’ story centers on Uki, an imperial concubine who has never been called to the emperor’s bed chambers and maintains a singularly unique life within the harem chambers. Seen by some as having the appearance of an old woman, and some others as a young lady, she is known to use mysterious magic that helps with everything from finding lost items to inflicting curses. When a circumstance makes the emperor call on her, their meeting will change history.
The series is described thus:
In the depths of the inner palace lives a special consort who does not serve the emperor despite her position as a consort. She is known as the Raven Consort. People who have seen her say that she looks like an old woman, while others say that she looks like a young girl. Her stories tell of her use of her mysterious arts, and how she can take on any request, be it death curses or finding lost things. Koushun, the current emperor, goes to visit the Crow Consort with that intention. Not knowing that her fateful encounter will become a taboo that will turn history upside down.
- Chizuru Miyawaki (Gintama, Monster, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa) is in charge of directing the project for Bandai Namco Pictures
- Satomi Ooshima (Gyokou no Nikuko-chan) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts
- Shinji Takeuchi (Gintama, Fairy Tail (2014), Ixion Saga DT) is in charge of character design and animation direction
- asami tachibana (Haikyuu!!, Darling in the FranXX, Owari no Seraph) is responsible for soundtrack composition
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