The official website for the television anime of Chiaki Kisaki and Hako Ichiiro‘s Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (Hakata Pork Bones Ramens) light novel series began streaming a second promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video previews Kishida Ky?dan & The Akeboshi Rockets‘ opening theme song “Stray.”
The site also revealed a new key visual.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, and AT-X on January 12.
The show stars:
- Daisuke Ono as Zenji Banba
- Yuuki Kaji as Lin Xianming
- Y?suke Kobayashi as Saitoh
- Y?ichi Nakamura as Shunsuke Saruwatari
- Daisuke Namikawa as Jirō
- Kensho Ono as Enokida
- Aoi Y?ki as Misaki
- Tomoaki Maeno as José Martínez
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Yamato
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Saeki
- Kenji Hamada as Shigematsu
- Kousei Hirota as Genzō Gohda
- Masaya Matsukaze as Kyoya Nitta
Kenji Yasuda (Arata The Legend, Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth – The Animation) is directing the anime at Satelight. Shogo Yasukawa (Terra Formars, Alderamin on the Sky) is handling series composition, Hidenori Inoue is designing the characters, and Kotaro Nakagawa (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Hayate the Combat Butler) is composing the music. Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/Zero, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) is the sound director.
TRI4TH, a five-member male jazz band that formed in 2006, are performing the ending theme song “Dirty Bullet.”
The story of the novels takes place in Fukuoka. At first glance, the city seems like a peaceful one, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The city’s Hakata ward is home to the professionals of the underworld: professional killers, detectives, informants, professional revenge seekers, those skilled in torture, and more. And according to urban legend, even a “killer of professional killers” exists in the city. When stories of the men in the underworld are told, a “professional killer murder” appears.
The novel series won the first prize for the 20th Dengeki Novel Awards. Kisaki and Ichiiro launched the novel series in 2014, and Kadokawa published the seventh novel on July 25, and will publish the eighth volume on December 22.
Source: Animate Times