WINTER ANIME SEASON 2013/2014 PREVIEW: HOZUKI NO REITETSU (鬼灯の冷徹)

hoozuki no reitetsuOriginally, Hozuki no Reitetsu is an original manga by Natsumi Eguchi. It is also the mangaka’s only popular title. The anime will begin on 9th January 2014 and will tell the story of Satan’s deputy in the underworld of Japan’s mythology. Hozuki takes care of everything when the worst creature, Yama, is absent and he is also responsible for the execution of all evildoing at such moments. Can he keep the monsters and mythological beasts under control?

Please note that videos in the post will start when you go to it. Take care to pause so that they can fully load.

The seiyuu in this show are both known names and newcomers. Here’s the list as released on the show’s official website:

Hiroki Yasumoto as Hoozuki
Tetsuya Kakihara as Touri
Takashi Nagasako as Enma Daio
Kiriko Aoyama as Nasu
Daisuke Hirakawa as Momotaro
Yumiko Kobayashi as Shiro
Eri Kitamura as O Kaori
Hirooki Goto as Kakisuke
Sumire Uesaka as Peach Maki
Takashi Matsuyama as Rurio
Kouji Yusa as Shirasawa
 

Here is a small animated image where you can see all characters currently shown on the website, even these whose seiyuu hasn’t been named yet!

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Click on this (quite large) image to see the characters!

Below is the video profile for the title character Hozuki.

People whom we’re not used to seeing in these positions have created the anime. They have however, done some amazing work on series such as Guilty Crown, Rurouni Kenshin, Rinne no Lagrange and more. See the staff list for yourself!

The OP “Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai” is performed by Jigoku no Sata seiyuu.

Director: Hiro Kaburaki
Series Composition: Midori Gotou
Script: Midori Gotou
Music: TOMISIRO
Original creator: Natsumi Eguchi
Character Design: Hirotaka Katou
Chief Animation Director: Hirotaka Katou

This is the full trailer for the show. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

We will see how Hozuki will do his job starting from 9th January (various TV channels in Japan will begin showing the episodes on the 9th, 10th, 11th and even later. Check your local provider for additional information.) enma daiou oozuki shiro

 

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Official Hozuki no Reitetsu Website

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10 Comments on "WINTER ANIME SEASON 2013/2014 PREVIEW: HOZUKI NO REITETSU (鬼灯の冷徹)"

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DevilMayCry
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We’ve all seen Dragon Ball, no worries ;)

DevilMayCry
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@Baka…I must learn to use ‘Reply’

BakaOuji
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Great King Yama is Enma, just in case someone is wondering…

Shounen
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Those guys look awesome!!! So many cool stuff on this picture!

InStyleAkuma
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Hopefully, it will have a lot of mythology and humour involved :)

BrutalMurder
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Indeed ;)

Alexis
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I totally agree. I loved Nurarihyon and Mononoke. I hope this one brings something cool as well.

Chan-Chan
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hoozuki kawaiiiiiii <3

Dandelion
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Thank you for your hard work with the characters! This is sooooo impressive!