A preview of Shueisha’s Young Jump double-issue has revealed that the classic Hoshin Engi manga is getting an anime remake with a new cast!
Ryu Fujisaki’s manga was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996 to 2000. Studio Deen produced a 26-episode anime adaptation in 1999.
Hoshin Engi is a fantasy series that is loosely based on the ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The beautiful Dakki bewitches Emporer Chu-o and unleashes evil spirits that roam the land. Taikōbō is chosen by the Confederation of Immortal Masters to partake in the Hoshin Project. With the help of a spirit named Supushan, Taikōbō is tasked with sealing away evil spirits and to defeat Dakki.
Three main cast members were revealed for the project:
- Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko no Basket) will voice Taikōbō.
- Tomoaki Maeno (Juichi Fukutomi in Yowamushi Pedal) will voice Bunchū.
- Takahiro Sakurai (Meme Oshino in Bakemonogatari) will voice Sūpūshan.
More details will be revealed at a later date.
Are you excited that Hoshin Engi is getting a remake?