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Hikari no Ou (The Firecatcher Lord) anime reveals 16 more cast members and character designs

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Keyframe of Hikari no Ou
Key visual for upcoming anime Hikari no Ou. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

Firecatcher Lord release date is January 2023 in Japan! You can also watch it through WOWOW TV channel with a premium subscription.

On October 26, 2022, the official website for the anime adaptation of Rieko Hinata (story) and Akihiro Yamada’s (illustrations) fantasy, action, and adventure novel series Hikari no Ou (The Firecatcher Lord) revealed 16 additional cast members and their character designs.

Who are the newly announced cast members?

The Firecatcher Lord 16 cast editions and their character designs.
The Firecatcher Lord 16 cast editions and their character designs. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

New cast members for The Firecatcher Lord include:

  • Sachi Kokuryu- Kun
  • Chiaki Kobayashi—Shouzou
  • Makoto Koichi—Kaho
  • Kenta Miyake—Yuoshichi
  • Kaori Nazuka-Hibana
  • Mamoru Miyano—Takimi
  • Shinichiro Miki – Haijuu
  • Yuko Hara—Benio
  • Yume MiyamotoHotaru
  • Shun’ichi Maki – Sakuroku
  • Youji Ueda-Enzen
  • Ryuunosuke Watanuki-Hitou
  • Akira Ishida—Hibari
  • Sayaka Ohara—Yanagi
  • Yu Shimamura-Kiri
  • Yoshiko Sakakibara – Narrator

Who are the previously announced cast members?

Cast and character design of Hikari no Ou
Image of the cast for Hikari no Ou and the characters they will play. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

Previously announced cast members for Firecatcher Lord include:

  • Misaki Kuno-Touko
  • Shouya Ishige-Koushi
  • Maaya Sakamoto-Akira
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya-Roroku
  • Saori Hayami-Kira
  • Megumi Yamaguchi-Hinako

Who are the members of the production team?

The Firecatcher Lord's character designs for: Kun, Shouzou, Kaho, Yuoshichi, and Hibana.
The Firecatcher Lord’s character designs for: Kun, Shouzou, Kaho, Yuoshichi, and Hibana. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

Hikari no Ou production team members include:

  • Director – Junji Nishimura (Nurarihyon no Mago, Ranma ½, True Tears, You’re Under Arrest: The Motion Picture, Vladlove)
  • Animation Production – Studio Signal.MD (Recreating an MMO Junkie, Napping Princess, The Wonderland)
  • Producer – WOWOW
  • Screenwriter – Mamoru Oshii (Urusei Yatsura, Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: On TV, Vlad Love, Ghost in the Shell, Angel’s Egg, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Blood: The Last Vampire)
  • Character Designers and Animation Directors – Takuya Saitou (Koutetsujou or Kabaneri, Usagi Drop, Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star), Kise Kazuchika and Toshihisa Kaiya.
  • Music Composer – Kenji Kawai (Mob Psycho 100, Fate/Stay Night, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
  • Sound Director – Kazuhiro Wakabayashi

Where can I read the light novel series?

The Firecatcher Lord character designs for: Takimi, Hibari, Haijuu, Benio and Hotaru.
The Firecatcher Lord character designs for: Takimi, Hibari, Haijuu, Benio and Hotaru. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

In December 2018, Hinata released the first book in the series, with illustrations by Akihiro Yamada, known for his work on character designs for The Twelve Kingdoms and RahXephon. On September 3, 2020, Hinata released the fourth book in the series, followed by a side story volume on December 21, 2021. The four books were published by Holp Shuppan.

The Firecatcher Lord's character designs: Sakuroku, Enzen and Hitou.
The Firecatcher Lord’s character designs: Sakuroku, Enzen and Hitou. Photo credit: @natalie.mu

Are you looking forward to the anime Hikari no Ou? What do you think of the new character designs? Let us know in the comment section below!



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