The June 3rd issue of Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine announced the premiere date for D.Gray-man Hallow with an early look at the anime’s new visual. The latest adaptation of Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man manga will air on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi on July 4th, with Haikyu!!‘s Ayumu Murase starring as Allen Walker.
The staff revealed a new promo video along with the series’ title in March. The extended cast list, which has had some new additions since then, now stands as follows:
Ayumu Murase as Allen Walker
Takuya Sato as Yu Kanda
Natsuki Hanae as Lavi
Ai Kakuma as Lenalee Lee
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Howard Link
Yutaka Aoyama as the Earl of Millenium
Masakazu Nishida as Tyki Mikk
Yui Kondo as Road Kamelot
Souichiro Hoshi as Wisely
Ryota Asari as Alma Karma
Noriaki Sugiyama as Arystar Krory III
Ami Koshimizu as Miranda Lotto
Houchu Ohtsuka as Bookman
Go Inoue as Komui Lee
Tomokazu Sugita as Reever Wenhamm
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Johnny Gill
Toru Ohkawa as Malcolm C. Rouvelier
Takuya Eguchi as Madarao
Soma Saito as Tokusa
Rie Suegara as Tewaku
Yoshiharu Ashino of Cross Ange is directing the series at TMS Entertainment, with scripts by Michiko Yokote of Shirobako and Dagashi Kashi, Tatsuto Higuchi of Schwarzes Marken, and Kenichi Yamashita of Actually, I Am…. As for the animation and design aspects, Yousuke Kabashima of The Girl Who Leapt Through Space is chief animation director and anime character designer, while Yasuhiro Moriki of Bakuon!! is working on design. Kaoru Wada is returning from the previous D.Gray-man anime to compose the new series’ score.
Update: Jump Square also revealed on Friday (June 3rd) that D.Gray-man Hallow will run for a total of 13 episodes. In Japan, as listed by the anime’s official website, these will be collected as six DVD and Blu-ray releases, with three episodes included in the first release, and two episodes in the remaining five releases.
Along with these release announcements, the site added on Friday that D.Gray-man creator Hoshino will draw the jacket illustrations for all six home video releases.