A new cast member has been revealed for Peach Boy Riverside, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga written by coolkyousinnjya (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) and illustrated by Johanne that reinterprets the classic Japanese folktale of Momotaro with a fantasy road trip twist.
In Peach Boy Riverside, voice actor Haruka Tomatsu plays Winny, a witch who lives in the West Forest and runs a tavern. Despite her youthful appearance, Winny is hundreds of years old, and in the past she had a very close connection with Hawthorne’s ancestors.
The original Peach Boy Riverside manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine R magazine and on the Magazine Pocket app. An English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Saltherine Aldarake, princess of the Kingdom of Aldarake, dreams of traveling the world—a dangerous dream in a land where monsters roam the countryside as they please, and humans live behind high, strong walls. But when a chance meeting with traveler Mikoto gives hope to her dream, he shatters it soon after, as he reveals himself to be none other than Momotaro, ruthless demon-slayer. Though horrified by the gore Momotaro leaves behind, Saltherine is convinced more than ever that she needs to learn about the world beyond her walls, and journeys out…following the steps of the mysterious, charismatic, terrifying boy she met that day…
The Peach Boy Riverside TV anime is directed by Shigeru Ueda and features animation production by Asahi Production. The series is scheduled to begin broadcasting in Japan in July of 2021.
Copyright notice: © coolkyousinnjya・Johanne / Kodansha / “Peach Boy Riverside” Production Committee
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