The anime adaptation of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare in the original Japanese) is going to be debuting this July. The livestream that announced this additionally shared a new visual and told us more about the cast.
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, Shunichi Toki plays Tarō Kusakabe, Chinatsu Hirose plays Hanako Sorano, Chihaya Yoshitake plays Subaru Hoshikawa, Moeha Nochimoto plays Yuimachi Tsukishiro, Mutsumi Tamura plays Taiyō Akane, Kazuhiro Yamaji plays Inachika Akitani, Shōya Ishige plays ludo Shubarie, Atsuko Tanaka plays Muu, Kentarō Kumagai plays Dance Dark, Hyousei plays Shea Moon, Nagisa Kakegawa plays Coo Ritter, Kazutomi Yamamoto plays Lance Lumiere, Ruriko Aoki plays Kil Zonne, Mitsuo Iwata plays Lee Soleil, Katsuji Mori plays Ron Yue, Manabu Muraji plays Loki Helios, and Tetsuei Sumiya plays Zan Amaru.
Before this, we had been told that Junya Enoki plays Yuuhi Amamiya, Naomi Ōzora plays Samidare Asahina, Kenjiro Tsuda plays Noi Crezant, and Azusa Tadokoro plays Hisame Asahina.
Credit for series composition goes to the manga’s creator, Satoshi Mizukami, as well as Yūichirō Momose. The manga began in 2005 and ran for five years. The anime adaptation is being directed by Nobuaki Nakanishi, who previously worked on Koihime Musō, Mahōjin Guru Guru, and Kasimasi – Girl Meets Girl.
Crunchyroll gave this description of the original manga:
“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!”
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