The anime adaptation of Cyberstep’s MMORPG tale of youkai and humans in harmony, Onigiri, unveiled its main visual just the other day, and now we know the voice actors who’ll be portraying two of the main characters. The series’ official website revealed that Aina Suzuki, known as Love Live! Sunshine!!‘s Mari Ohara, will voice Shizuka Gozen, and Eriko Matsui, who played Nurse Witch Komugi R‘s Rei, is voicing Yoshitsune. Their characters are pictured below, and the Onigiri anime’s site has also released sample voice clips for the two of them.
There isn’t much longer to wait for the next reveal, as the voice actors for Ibaraki-dōji, Kaguya, and Amaterasu, also shown off in the main visual below, will be announced on February 29th.
The show airing in Japan on April 7th is directed by Takashi Yamamoto of Final Approach at the Beelzebub studio Pierrot Plus, and Takamitsu Kouno of Utawarerumono: The False Faces is handling series composition alongside Takashi Aoshima of Himouto! Umaru-chan, with Ojisan to Marshmallow’s Atsushi Oka joining to collaborate on the scripts. Yukiko Ibe, who worked on Nanatsuiro Drops with director Yamamoto, is chief animation director as well as being in charge of character design. And it was also announced recently that Starmarie is performing the opening theme song ‘Hime wa Rankiryū☆Goikkō-sama’.
Cyberstep describes the story of their game:
Onigiri thrusts its players into mystical Japan, a land filled with mythical creatures of Japanese legend. Starting as a lone Oni, players fight against the malevolent influence of the Kamikui as their miasma spreads over the land. 8 NPCS, each with their own distinct personality and skills, ally themselves with the player to help build a legend, and quell the evil that has arisen. As you grow stronger together, so do the bonds binding you to each other.