A host of heavenly and hellacious characters have joined the cast of Peach Boy Riverside, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga written by coolkyousinnjya (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) and illustrated by Johanne that re-imagines the classic Japanese fairytale of Momotaro as a violent fantasy road trip, and a new key visual and the theme song performers have also been revealed.
The new cast members for Peach Boy Riverside include:
Mayu Mineda as Millia.
Daisuke Hirakawa as Sumeragi.
Misato Murai as Todoroki.
Yurika Kubo as Jucerino.
And Yuku Suzuhana as Atla.
The opening theme for the series, entitled “Dark spiral journey”, is performed by Q-MHz feat. Yuko Suzuhana. The ending theme, entitled “Yoru o Koeru Ashioto” (“Footsteps Passing Through the Night”), is performed by Mitei no Hanashi.
The original Peach Boy Riverside manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine R magazine and on the Magazine Pocket app. An English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Saltherine Aldarake, princess of the Kingdom of Aldarake, dreams of traveling the world—a dangerous dream in a land where monsters roam the countryside as they please, and humans live behind high, strong walls. But when a chance meeting with traveler Mikoto gives hope to her dream, he shatters it soon after, as he reveals himself to be none other than Momotaro, ruthless demon-slayer. Though horrified by the gore Momotaro leaves behind, Saltherine is convinced more than ever that she needs to learn about the world beyond her walls, and journeys out…following the steps of the mysterious, charismatic, terrifying boy she met that day…
The Peach Boy Riverside TV anime is directed by Shigeru Ueda and features animation production by Asahi Production. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:
- TOKYO MX: every Thursday during the 22:00 time slot beginning on July 01, 2021.
- BS NTV: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on July 01, 2021.
Source: Comic Natalie
Copyright notice: © coolkyousinnjya・Johanne / Kodansha / “Peach Boy Riverside” Production Committee
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