The official site of Night Head 2041a new television anime based on the 1992 live-action night head drama series, revealed the cast, staff and July 1 debut for the theatrical adaptation of the project on Tuesday. The play will run from July 1 to 10 at the G-Rosso Theater in Tokyo.
Rion Kako directs the play, with a screenplay by Aoi Tsukimori. The cast includes:
- Hiroki Ino and Akira Kagimoto as Naoto Kirihara (dual cast)
- Ryūgi Yokota and Natsuki Osaki as Naoya Kirihara (dual cast)
- Shunta Sono and Rui Kihara as Takuya Kuroki (dual cast)
- Hiroki Sana and Masaki Yabe as Yūya Kuroki (dual cast)
- Riko Nakayama and Saki Kiyoi as Shо̄ko Futami (double cast)
- Haruna Iikubo as Kimie Kobayashi
- Riko Sugahara like Reika Mut®
- Kaiki Ohara as Michio Sonezaki
- Saki Tateno as Yui Akiyama
- Takashi Sasaki as Daisuke Honda
- Ryūnosuke Kawai as Kyōjirō Mikuriya
- Hiro Yumi as Akiko Okuhara
The cast of the set includes Tomoki TsukadaSeiya Shirasaki, Tatsuya Ogasawara, Shunya Sasaki, Keita Kanno, Ayumu Murakami, Erina Ōsawa and Azusa Yoshihama.
The anime premiered in July 2021. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
George Iidathe director of the original live-action night head drama, wrote the new anime. Takamitsu Hirakawa (Etotama, revisions) directed the anime on Shirogumi. Oh! awesome (or Ito Ogure, original creator of Air Gear, Tenjo Tengeartist for Bakemonogatari manga) designed the characters, Kenichiro Tomiyasu (INEI) drew the concept art, and Yutaka Yamada (tokyo ghoul) composed the music. Slow Curve was in charge of planning and production.
Who-ya extended performs the opening theme song “Icy Ivy”.
The original live-action series centers on two psychic brothers, Naoto and Naoya Kirihara, who are on the run from being persecuted by the world. The new anime introduces a new pair of brothers, Takuya and Yūya Kuroki, who are part of the National Security Force and hunt down the Kirihara brothers.
Live action night head television drama that aired from 1992 to 1993. The series inspired all 24 episodes Night Head Genesis anime series in 2006, which also had a manga adaptation in 2007. Multimedia Blasters released the anime, and Del Rey published the manga.
The new anime is getting a manga, a novel, and a theatrical adaptation. The manga was launched in April 2021 on KodanshaYan Maga website. Novice manga creator Kei Ogawa draw the manga. The manga’s third compiled book volume shipped on April 20. night head screenwriter of live-action series George Iida wrote the novel in collaboration with Kawato Azusa. The first volume of the novel debuted in August 2021 and the second volume launched in September 2021.
Sources: Night Head 2041 anime website, Comic Natalie