For January 2023, DMM and Asahi Production have announced the original TV anime Giant Beasts of Ars.

Giant Beasts of Ars (Ars no Kyoj), a brand-new anime television series from DMM and Asahi Production, was unveiled on Tuesday. In January 2023, the anime will premiere.

The anime’s teaser image below was created by art director Isamu Kamikokury (Final Fantasy video game series, The Diofield Chronicle).

The anime is being directed by Akira Oguro (Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-). Masato Kato (Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-, Peach Boy Riverside) and Hiroshi Shimizu (Hinata no Aoshigure background art) are adapting Ashito Yari’s original character designs into animation. The scripts for the television series are being written and directed by Norimitsu Kaih (Astra Lost in Space, School-Live!, Akudama Drive). The soundtrack is being written by Akinari Suzuki (Smile Down the Runway, Redo of Healer) and Shji Katayama (Overlord, Saga of Tanya the Evil).

The anime stars: (from left to right in image above, character name spellings are not official)

  • Hina Yomiya as Kuumi
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Jiiro
  • Yū Serizawa as Myaa
  • Hiromu Mineta as Meran
  • Yōko Hikasa as Romana

The narrative takes place in a time of heroes, swords, and legends. The land was originally made by enormous animals, but people later appropriated it. The monsters were enraged as a result and began to consume people. Humans prayed to the gods for help in retaliating. The Kyoj animals began to spread over the earth and inflict severe devastation, but people retaliated by hunting the Kyoj. By using the dissected parts of the animals, humanity also flourished.

Jiiro chases Kyoj to make a livelihood since he is “a guy who has evaded death.” He encounters “Twenty and Second Kuumi,” who is being pursued. Then, Jiro and his pals begin to reveal the mysteries of this planet.

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