The new trailer for the anime Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare in the original Japanese) has dropped, and it lets us know the series will debut on July 8.
The anime’s official website additionally gave more information on the crew. The anime is being animated by NAZ, and is receiving production cooperation from Jumondo. Character design goes to Hajime Hatakeyama, who previously worked on No Guns Life and Sing “Yesterday” for Me as the animation director. The music is being composed by Takatsugu Wakabayashi of Majin Bone and PriPri Chii-chan!!
The art director is Minoru Okochi, the director of photography is Toshikazu Kuno, the color designer is Ryūsuke Araki. Yuichi Imaizumi is working at Sonilude as the sound director. Yasuyuki Konno is doing the sound effects and Rina Koguchi is editing.
Members of the cast were disclosed beforehand: Junya Enoki plays Yuuhi Amamiya, Naomi Ōzora plays Samidare Asahina, Kenjiro Tsuda plays Noi Crezant, Azusa Tadokoro plays Hisame Asahina, M.A.O plays Anima, Tatsumaru Tachibana plays Animus, Shuuhei Iwase plays Hangetsu Shinonome, Gen Sato plays Mikazuki Shinonome, Tetsu Inada plays Sōichirō Nagumo, Aya Suzaki plays Yayoi Hakudō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka plays Hyō Shimaki, and Shunichi Toki plays Tarō Kusakabe.
Crunchyroll gave this description of the original manga, which was created by Satoshi Mizukami:
“Asamiya Yuuhi was an ordinary college student… until the day a lizard showed up and asked him to help save the world. The next thing he knows, he’s been given a ring and special powers, plus an enemy stalking him. However, he’s saved in the nick of time by the Girl Next Door, Samidare, who’s planning… WHAT kinds of things?! This is an unconventional story that mixes ordinary life with the bizarre and supernatural!”
And good news — Mizukami has said that the anime will adapt the whole of the manga, so fans won’t be left hanging with a partial adaptation.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.