Nothing is the better way to celebrate Christmas than revealing the chara design and seiyuu of an anime that will air Fall 2009! At least that’s what the people who handle Umineko anime believe in. I guess it’s obvious many people will skip whatever I write here to see the pics. NOW! So here they are…
Now to the seiyuu list!
- Battler = Daisuke Ono (Akasaka – Higurashi, Itsuki – TMoHS, Hosaka – Minami-ke). IMO his voice might be too deep for Battler but we’ll see.
- Jessica = Inoue Marina (Yoko – TTGL, Kana – Minami-ke, Chiri – Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei). No comment on this one.
- Maria = Horie Yui (Hanyuu – Higurashi). Uu- Auu- Uu- overload.
- George = Kenichi Suzumura (Shiki – Non-existent Shingetsutan Tsukihime, Kokuto Mikiya – Kara no Kyokai). Yep, he will go Nanaya on your ass.
- Kanon = Yuu Kobayashi (Satoshi – Higurashi). No comment again on this one.
- Shannon = Rie Kugimiya (Louise – Zero no Tsukaima, Shana – Shakugan no Shana, Mizore – Rosario x Vampire, Al – FMA). MIND = BLOWN.
Besides for the mindblowing teh Rie as Shannon, I think the cast fits perfectly. Well maybe with the exception of Battler since I’m quite curious to see Daisuke Ono goes ‘It’s useless! It’s useless!’. IIRC he usually plays calmer or more mature character. I have tons of thing to say about the Rie as Shannon but I guess it will be long enough to be an essay so I’ll pass that. What I want to hear as Kinzo is probably Norio Wakamoto so I can hear him goes ‘Beatriiiiiiiiceeeeeeeee’. That will one hell of Wakamotogasm to my ear.
And now for the rest of the staff! (from ANN)
Director: Chiaki Kon (Higurashi)
Series Composition: Toshifumi KAWASE (Higurashi)
Animation Production: STUDIO DEEN (Higurashi again)
Character Design Yoko Kikuchi (El Cazador de la Bruja)
Official Site goes here!