New visuals and staff comments for the TV anime “The Heike Story” starring Aoi Yuki! Delivered from today on FOD!

New visuals and staff comments for the TV anime “The Heike Story” starring Aoi Yuki! Delivered from today on FOD!
September 15, 2021 18:030
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The TV anime “The Heike Story” will be available on FOD from September 15th. New visuals and staff comments have been released.

The TV anime “Heike Monogatari” featuring the original anime character “Biwa” (CV. Aoi Yuki) as the main character and storyteller, Biwa Hoshi. Taira no Kiyomori (CV. Tessho Genda)’s eldest son Shigemori (CV. Takahiro Sakurai) and his sister Tokuko (CV. Saori Hayami) and other Heike people interact with “Biwa” to the times. A group image drama of people who lived hard while being done.

“The Heike Story” is the first TV animation by Aoi Yuki and Takahiro Sakurai! Pre-delivered on FOD from September 15th & terrestrial broadcasting from January 2022!

The TV anime “The Heike Story” will be pre-exclusively distributed on FOD from 24:00 today. Comments by new visuals and original work by Hideo Furukawa, script by Reiko Yoshida, character draft by Fumiko Takano, music by Kensuke Ushio, and character design by Takashi Kojima have also been released.

In addition, the original soundtrack & ED jacket visual delivered on September 16 has arrived.

[PV 15 ver.]

Staff comments

  • Honorific title omitted / Original Sic

■ Original: Hideo FurukawaI think most people misunderstand the “The Tale of the Heike” that every Japanese person should know. I think I usually only touch a few percent of this lengthy story, and the exaggerated episodes. If you read through it, you can see that it is full of emotions that complain that “it is sad to have a war. It is scary.” It is full of earnest thoughts, “I have to mourn the dead. I have to mourn all the dead.” And the fact that in addition to the men who play the leading role on the battlefield, there are also dramas of women who rarely stand in such scenes. Who on earth understood that the protagonists of “The Tale of the Heike” are also women? I conclude here that “this TV anime version has been done”. It’s also vivid. It’s bitter. This anime version is approaching the decisive point hidden in the original “The Tale of the Heike”, which is why it also approaches our hearts to watch. The protagonist, Loquat, rings your chord.

■ Screenplay: Reiko YoshidaI was excited to do this title in this group. “The Heike Story” directed by Yamada.
Fumiko Takano’s original character design (I don’t know how much I read back the short story “Stick is Ippon”).
And when I finished writing the script, I felt that this was our “re-declaration to tell a story.”
It prospers, the times change, and people die. However, the story continues to live with its sparkle.
I got courage there.

■ Character draft: Fumiko TakanoFirst I drew Mr. Shigemori, and then I drew the brothers of the Heike in order from the youngest one.
All of them are handsome, and they are all nice men who can’t be seen in my manga.
In the middle of the work, I was shown the director’s storyboard.
I was happy when I found out that it was “Biwa-chan” when the round face with both eyes separated was drawn on various parts of the paper.
I had a lot of fresh experiences. Thank you to everyone who gave me the opportunity.

■ Music: Kensuke UshioBefore I started composing, I was always thinking about what the anime “The Heike Story” was like.
When confronting the story of many characters and a big flow of history
I was very worried about where to start and what to draw for music.

But this story is more than a big historical story-in the words of the director-
It was a story of “certainly living people”.
It’s a story of each person who laughs, angers, sorrows, and joys.
I hope it’s the music that was with all of that.

■ Character design: Takashi Kojima

Music information

■ “The Heike Story” original soundtrack EP / Kensuke Ushio
“The beginning”, “boy’s own”, “unknown plan”

■ “The Heike Story” ending theme
“Unified perspective (90sec variation)”

Delivery starts on Thursday, September 16th!

[Work information]
■ TV anime “The Heike Story”

Fuji TV “+ Ultra” and others: Broadcast started in January 2022
FOD: September 15, 2021 (Wednesday) 24: 00-advance exclusive delivery

  • Broadcast and distribution dates and times are subject to change.

《The voice of the bell of Jetavana, the sound of various acts, the color of the flowers of the sal tree, and the reason for the desperation of the prosperous people》
The end of the Heian period. The Heike Ichimon was trying to reach its peak in all aspects of power, armed force, and financial power.
Taira no Shigemori, a man with eyes that can see the dead, meets Biwa, a girl of Biwa Hoshi who has eyes that can see the future, and it is predicted that “you will soon perish.”
From aristocratic society to samurai society-The turbulent 15 years of Japan’s historic transformation begin.

Aoi Yuki
Takahiro Sakurai
Saori Hayami
Tetsuaki Genda
Shigeru Chiba
Kikuko Inoue
Miyu Irino
Yumiko Kobayashi
Nobuhiko Okamoto
Natsuki Hanae
Ayumu Murase
Koutaro Nishiyama
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Subaru Kimura
Yu Miyazaki
Inori Minase
Tomokazu Sugita
Kaji Yuki

Original: Translated by Hideo Furukawa “Natsuki Ikezawa = Personal Editing Complete Works of Japanese Literature 09 Heike Monogatari” published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha
Director: Naoko Yamada
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
Character draft: Fumiko Takano
Music: Kensuke Ushio
Animation production: Science SARU
Character design: Takashi Kojima
Art Director: Tomotaka Kubo
Video director: Shotaro Imai
Color design: Ken Hashimoto
Cinematographer: Kazuto Izumida
Edited by: Kiyoshi Hirose
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
Sound effects: Hiromune Kurahashi (Otonarium)
History supervision: Yoshihiko Sata
Supervised by Biwa: Yukihiro Goto

(C) “The Heike Story” Production Committee