A life slaughtering demons in a world overrun by monsters is just peachy keen in a new key visual (below) 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 puts a fantasy roadtrip twist on the classic Japanese folktale of Momotaro.
Additionally, four new cast members have been revealed for the series, including:
M・A・O as Frau, a rabbit-person of unknown gender who dresses in a sailor uniform. Frau is full of mysteries, including not only their true physical appearance but also their well-known relationship with the Winny the Witch. Frau was on the verge of collapsing when they met Sally, and so they became Sally’s traveling companion.
Toshiki Masuda as Hawthorne, a swordsman with a strong sense of justice and also the captain of the Knights of Rimdal. Hawthorne initially believes that demihumans are monsters, but after meeting Sally and Frau, he begins to change his mind and be more open to interacting with other species.
Megumi Toda as Carrot, a formerly high-ranking “Eyeball Demon” who lost her power when she was defeated in battle by Mikoto. She is given the name “Carrot” by Frau.
And Jirō Saitō as Inu (“Dog”), a talking dog who accompanies Mikoto in his travels. Inu frets constantly about Mikoto’s unstable personality, and he often scolds and rebukes the young hero as a result. Inu is in fact the original dog from the famous “Momotaro” fairytale.
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.
Source: Comic Natalie
Copyright notice: © coolkyousinnjya・Johanne / Kodansha / “Peach Boy Riverside” Production Committee
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