Fall Anime Season 2015 Preview: Kagewani

-KAGEWANI- (影鰐) anime-KAGEWANI- (影鰐) is a suspense thriller with a lot of dangerous endeavours for the main character – scientist Sousuke Banba. While the world is swamped by hungry, evil human-eating monsters, there is only one thing that can save humanity from the Kagewani – science.

Hopefully Mr Banba and his team will manage to solve the puzzle before the “shadowdiles” (from Japanese “kage” – shadow and “wani” – crocodile) defeat us first.

Read more about this upcoming show and keep in mind that it will begin on 2nd October!

The official introduction released by the studio behind the upcoming Kagewani anime, depicts the situation in which we will be positioned at the very first episode…

“Present time. Numerous mysterious monsters appear all over the land.

In this extreme situation, people become their playthings.

What is the reason behind the monsters’ aggression against humanity?

Scientist Sousuke Banba will have to research the phenomenon. The keyword is “Kagewani”

An emotional rollercoaster, loaded with panic and suspense animation, begins.”

In addition to the infamous biologist, we will also meet the pharmaceutical company agent Masataka Kimura.


Characters and Cast

Tomokazu Sugita (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu’s Karasuma) as Sousuke Banba

Ryotaro Okiayu (Bleach’s Byakuya Kuchiki) as Masataka Kimura

More seiyuu: Mai Aizawa (Mirai Nikki’s Minene Uryuu), Yukinori Okuhata (KutsuDaru’s Kamizumari), Yusuke Handa (World Trigger’s Miyoshi), Fumiya Kosugi (Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou’s Kawasaki), Yukiko Morishita (Kyousougiga’s Danji) and more.

Kagewani anime series fall 2015

Production Team

Production studio: Tomovies

Director: Tomoya Takashima (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories)

Script: Hiromu Kumamoto (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, Kowabon)

Original creator: Tomoya Takashima

Character Design: Ami Fujikawa and Ryouma Hori

Executive producer: Tsutomu Nagae (Sakasama no Patema)

Producer: Kentarou Iwakiri at Studio DIRECTIONS

Monster Design: Shunsaku Matsurida (professional monster design specialist from Tokyo, Japan)


Theme song: “Arrival of Fear” by M. S. S Project (“M. S. S. Party” album)
Here is the official M.S.S. Party music video by the band:

Kagewani will begin on 2nd October. Keep in mind this title, as it is one of the very few original anime series which will begin during the Fall Anime Season 2015.

Official Kagewani anime website

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Watch out for more awesome anime series and movie projects which will begin in the Fall Anime Season of 2015! Read about the featured titles to find out more about what different projects are coming soon.

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