Earlier in the week, fans pulled the early news that manga magazine Shonen Sirius is set to announce a MAPPA (Yuri!! on Ice, Garo, Ushio and Tora, Rage of Bahamut) produced adaptation of Shoukoku no Altair, a 2007 ongoing from Kotono Katou, a University of Tokyo graduate with a history degree specializing in Turkey. That’s now official, and with the announcement, a preview and further details have been published.
Volume 18 of the manga hits Japan on January 17th. The TV anime adaptation is planned for 2017.
Baka Updates describes the series
Mahmut is a young Pasha serving on the council of the Türkiye Stratocracy. The clouds of war are gathering over his country as the threat of the aggressive Empire looms large. With Türkiye’s council split between the warmongers and the pacifists, Mahmut begins his quest to keep the peace at any cost. As he finds himself drawn deeper and deeper in the politics of the ancient world, new enemies and allies surface. Who will prevail? What will Mahmut do if war proves to be inevitable?
Original: Kato Kotono (Kodansha “Monthly Shonen Sirius” Series)
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam Unicorm)
Series Composition: Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Durarara!!, KuroBas)
Character Design: Toshiyuki Kanno (Garo)
Assistant Director: Kakashi Igari
Art setting: Iho Narita
Art director: Kazuo Ogura
Prop Design:Daisuke Niitsuma
Color Design: Azusa Sasaki
Director of Photography: Yoshihisa Oyama
3D Director: Ryoichi Ishigami
Acoustic director: Eriko Kimura
Music: Ryo Kawasaki
Animation Production: MAPPA
Tughril Mahmut: Ayumu Murase (Haikyū!!’s Shōyō Hinata, Joker’s Joker D.Gray-man Hollow’s Allen Walker)
Zehir Zaganos: Makoto Furukawa (One Punch Man’s Saitama)
Cyrus: KENN (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX’s Jaden Yuki)
Kara Kanat Suleyman: Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann’s Kamina)
Virgilio Louis: Kenjiro Tsuda (Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Seto Kaiba Tiger & Bunny;s Nathan Seymour / Fire Emblem)
Kalil: Kenichi Ogata (Ranma ½’s Genma Saotome,Detective Conan’s Professor Hiroshi Agasa)
Shoukoku no Altair PV by pKjd
via MOCA and pKjd
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