It has been a few weeks since Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens revealed its three main characters and their cast. Now the series has announced that it is scheduled to start airing in January 2018. Furthermore, a trailer, cast for additional characters as well as the opening and ending theme artist have been revealed! The opening will be titled ‘Stray’ and will be performed by Kishida Kyoudan and the Akeboshi Rockets. The ending title has yet to be announced, but it will be provided by TRI4TH (pronounce ‘Tri-Force’).
The trailer is action packed. There is fighting and running, ramen is being eaten on the scene, and they are flashing their weapons of choice. Take a look at it yourself and tell us how you like it!
Here are the new character introductions:
Zenji Banba (VA: Daisuke Ono)
Private detective who loves Hakata. He is running the ‘Baba Detective Office’ in Hakata. Born and raised in Hakata, he is a Kyushu-boy. He loves tonkotsu ramen, mentaiko and baseball. He is always laid-back.
Lin Xianming (VA: Yuki Kaji)
A killer who got captured by the dark organization and was hired by the power gaining mafia group Kayuukai. He started training to kill people at the age of 9. Crossdresses while on the job. His specialty is knives.
Saitoh (VA: Yusuke Kobayashi)
New employee in a peculiar situation. He just started work at Murder Inc, an agency who contracts killers. After working in the headquarters in Tokyo for 6 months, he was demoted and sent to work in Hakata.
Enokida (VA: Kensho Ono)
A genius hacker. He runs an information shop. Once he belonged to a foreign hacker group. He is known for his blonde hair cut that make him look like a mushroom and for his unique clothes. His headquarters are in an internet cafe in Fukuoka.
Jiro (VA: Daisuke Namikawa)
Handsome guy whose job is to seek revenge for others. He runs a revenge shop. Originally, he worked as a hairdresser, but after his lover was killed by a murderer, he switched professions. He is very feminine. He gets along well with his assistant, the elementary school student Misaki.
Misaki (VA: Aoi Yuki)
Jiro’s assistant. She is an elementary school student, assisting at the revenge shop. Due to a certain event, she was taken in by Jiro and since then, the two of them have been together.
Saruwatari Shunsuke (VA: Yuichi Nakamura)
Dangerous killer from North Kyushu. He is the former ace of Murder Inc. He is a bloodthirsty, dangerous person. He is hostile towards Banba.
TV Anime Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Original Work: Chiaki Kisaki
Director: Kenji Yasuda
Series Composition: Shogo Yasukawa
Character Design: Hideki Inoue
Music: Kotaro Nakagawa
Music Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Animation Production: Satelight