It’s been a long old wait since the new Berserk anime project was announced in December, but now the announcements have begun in earnest, bringing the rewards for our patience. This Friday’s issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine will unveil the cast and staff for this year’s confirmed anime series, based on Kentarou Miura’s dark fantasy manga, to debut on Japanese screens in July.

Shin Itagaki of Teekyu is directing the show at LIDEN FILMS, and Psycho-Pass’ Makoto Fukami supervises scripts in collaboration with Takashi Yamashita of Cencoroll. Chobits’ Hisashi Abe is designing characters, while Shiro Sagisu returns from the Berserk films to compose the music, and that’s not the only familiar name for fans of the classic movies. Their entire main cast are coming back to take on their old roles again too, as follows:

Hiroaki Iwanaga as Guts
Kaoru Mizuhara as Puck
Yoko Hikasa as Farnese
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Serpico
Hiro Shimono as Isidro
Hiroki Yasumoto as Azan
Toa Yukinari as Casca
Takahiro Sakurai as Griffith
Akio Ohtsuka as Skull Knight
Unshou Ishizuka as Narrator

So, this series is already shaping up to be a treasure for the Black Swordsman’s old following. For some more visual hints towards the show, you can check out the teaser promo below, which the project’s official website began streaming in December.

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