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Reign of the Seven Spellblades Shares Subtitled Trailer

A new subtitled trailer has dropped for Reign of the Seven Spellblades (Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru in Japanese) which we now know will debut on July 7. In it you can hear the opening theme song “Kenka” (translated as “Sword Flower”) being performed by Kujira Yumemi, featuring Mimizuku and Fukurō. You don’t hear it in the trailer, but the ending theme song is titled “Aimu” and is performed by Kujira Yumemi (again) featuring Tsumushachi.

The anime is being made at J.C. Staff, with Masato Matsune helming the project as the director. Its music is being composed by Kujira Yumemi. The series scripts are being overseen by Shogo Yasukawa, who is known for working on Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma. Credit for character design goes to Sōta Suwa of Combatants Will Be Dispatched!

This is what we know about the cast: Atsushi Tamaru plays Oliver Horn, Yuka Nukui plays Nanao Hibiya, Misuzu Yamada plays Michela McFarlane, Hitomi Ohwada plays Katie Aalto, Riho Sugiyama plays Pete Reston, Shinsuke Sugawara plays Guy Greenwood, Shōya Chiba plays Richard Andrews, Ai Kayano plays Ophelia Salvadori, Kazutomi Yamamoto plays Carlos Whitrow, Satoshi Hino plays Alvin Godfrey, Ai Kakuma plays Vera Miligan, Atsushi Imaruoka plays Cyrus Rivermoore, Atsuko Tanaka plays Esmeralda, Kazuyuki Okitsu plays Luther Garland, and Hiroki Touchi plays Darius Grenville.

Yen Press has licensed the original light novels by Bokuto Uno and gave this description for the plot:

“Springtime at Kimberly Magic Academy, when new students begin their first year. One boy, clad in black robes with a white cane and sword strapped to his hip, approaches the prestigious school. This young man—Oliver—must form a bond with a katana wielding girl named Nanao if he’s to survive the dangers he’s to face at this school that is anything but what it seems!”

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its 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.