Hataage! Kemono Michi (Rise Up! Animal Road), based on Natsume Akatsuki’s work, is getting an anime adaptation in Fall 2019. The anime will air from 2 October 2019 and has revealed two character illustrations and its first key visual. The key visual shows Chemoner Mask and MAO, who will be voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi and Tetsu Inada.
Genzo Shibata aka Chemoner Mask (VA: Katsuyuki Konishi)
Genzo is a young man and the strongest masked pro-wrestler called ‘Chemoner Mask’. He suddenly gets summoned to another world. Genzo has a deep affection for animals and doesn’t forgive anyone who harms them. His finishing move is the German Suplex.
MAO Macadamian Oger (VA: Tetsu Inada)
MAO is Chemoner Mask’s old enemy pro-wrestler, who has got roots in judo. He and Genzo as Chemoner Mask were right in the middle of an important fight when Genzo suddenly disappeared. As he wasn’t able to win over Chemoner Mask, he is obsessed with defeating him.
Hataage! Kemono Michi
Fall 2019 | Anime Info
Chemoner Mask is the strongest masked wrestler.
The arena is cheering loudly as the final World Title match between Chemoner Mask and his opponent MAO is coming to an end. The gong is about to sound… or rather it was supposed to. Right in the middle of the match, Chemoner Mask (AKA Genzo Shibata) gets summoned into another world from the ring he was just standing in.
Princess Altena orders Genzo to defeat the demon king and his evil magical beasts. However, as Genzo loves animals he firmly rejects her orders!
Even beasts won’t attack innocent people, if treated with affection!
Genzo’s true dream was to run a pet shop surrounded by beasts. Is he able to start a brilliant second life in this world?
Original Work: Natsume Akatsuki
Manga: Mattakumo-suke, Yumeuta
Director: Kazuya Miura
Series Composition: Toko Machida
Character Design: Tomoka Noumi
Animation Production: ENGI
Production: Kemono Michi Production Committee
Genzo Shibata aka Chemoner Mask: Katsuyuki Konishi
MAO (Macadamian Oger): Tetsu Inada