The light novel Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is set in Fukuoka’s Hakata Ward, where it’s said 3% of the population are professional killers. The original story is by Chiaki Kisaki and it was revealed in July that it will get an anime adaptation. That announcement is now followed with the names of the main cast and staff. Furthermore, a stage event will take place in Akihabara on 1 October 2017 at the Dengeki 25-shuunen Kinen Dangekibunsho Aki no Saiten 2017.
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens will be directed by Kenji Yasuda, who also worked on Macross Delta, series composition will be conducted by Shogo Yasukawa (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) and the character design will be done by Hideki Inoue. The producing animation studio will be Satelight. A full list of the staff members announced so far can be found below!
Four cast members have been announced: Daisuke Ono is cast as Zenji Banba, Yuki Kaji as Lin Xian Ming, and Yusuke Kobayashi as Saito. It was also revealed that Yuichi Nakamura and Daisuke Namikawa have been cast as well, but we don’t yet know which characters they are going to voice.
The stage event will take place on 1 October 2017 in Akihabara and Daisuke Ono, Yusuke Kobayashi, Yuichi Nakamura, and Daisuke Namikawa will attend it as guests. Latest information on the series will be given during the stage event and the secret about Nakamura’s and Namikawa’s characters will be revealed. Application for tickets has started today, 9 August 2017, and you can find more information on the official Dengeki 25th anniversary website.
Official Dengeki Event Website: http://db2017fes.dengeki.com/
TV Anime Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Director: Kenji Yasuda
Series Composition: Shogo Yasukawa
Character Design: Hideki Inoue
Music: Kotaro Nakagawa
Animation Production: Satelight
Zenji Banba: Daisuke Ono
Lin Xian Ming: Yuki Kaji
Saito: Yusuke Kobayashi
???: Yuichi Nakamura
???: Daisuke Namikawa
Official Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Website: http://mwbunko.com/special/sp09/
Official Twitter: @hakata_tonkotsu