The kid adventurer Kino and his trusty motorcycle Hermes will be back for a new Kino’s Journey anime. The announcement was made on Sunday at the Dengeki Game Festival event, as well as introducing its stars. Aoi Yuki, voice of Kayo Hinazuki in ERASED, will be our new Kino taking over from Ai Maeda in the previous anime. Aldnoah.Zero‘s Soma Saito is Hermes, in turn taking up the role from Ryuji Aigase.
Further details on the anime are yet to be announced. However, a new manga adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi’s light novel series was also revealed. Iruka Siomiya will launch the manga in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge on March 17th.
Sigawa launched Kino’s Journey in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki HP in 2000, and Kadokawa published its 20th volume in October. The novel’s first anime adaptation premiered in 2003, with movies following in 2005 and 2007. Tokyopop licensed the light novels, while ADV Films released the anime in North America. Sentai Filmworks plan to re-release the anime on June 6th, so fellow Brits, keep your fingers crossed for a release here too.