Ranma ½’s Junji Nishimura Directs Hikari no Ō Fantasy TV Anime Scripted by Mamoru Oshii
The premium subscription tv channel WOWOW introduced on Monday that Junji Nishimura (Ranma ½, You are Below Arrest: The Movement Image, True Tears, Vladlove) is directing the tv anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada‘s Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) fantasy novel collection. Mamoru Oshii (Ghost within the Shell, Angel’s Egg, Jin-Roh – The Wolf Brigade, Blood: The Final Vampire, Vladlove) is overseeing and writing the scripts.
The novel collection’ story is set in a world within the chaotic aftermath of humanity’s apocalyptic Final Conflict. A fantastic forest, infested with flameling creatures and different fallen beasts, covers the world, and pockets of humanity reside in small protected communities. As a result of a particular weapon used within the Final Conflict, human beings spontaneously burst into flame even when merely getting near a small supply of fireside. The one secure power supply for humanity lies throughout the our bodies of flamelings, and the responsibility to hunt them falls to the sickle-wielding firecatchers who courageous the depths of the good forest. Among the many firecatchers, they whisper tales of 1 who can be “Firecatcher Lord,” a person who will be capable of harvest the fireplace of the thousand-year comet, the “Wandering Spark” that has flown within the sky because it was despatched up earlier than the Final Conflict, however is now returning to earth.
The story begins with Tōko, a younger lady from a paper-making city who finds herself within the forbidden forest, assailed by flamelings, when a flamecatcher rushes to guard her. In one other place, a younger capital-born boy named Kōshi shelters his youthful sister after shedding his mom to manufacturing facility poison.
As beforehand introduced, Sign.MD (Restoration of an MMO Junkie, Napping Princess, The Wonderland) producing the anime. WOWOW will play the anime.
Hinata debuted the primary ebook of the collection in December 2018, with illustrations by The Twelve Kingdoms illustrator and RahXephon character designer Akihiro Yamada. Hinata revealed the fourth ebook within the collection on September 3, 2020, adopted by a side-story quantity on December 21, 2021.
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