The official website for the upcoming reboot TV anime based on Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King manga announced today that Rina Hidaka (Wiene in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) is newly cast as Pirika Usui, Horohoro’s little sister who came to Tokyo to support her brother.
The bright, energetic, and stable character was voiced by the late Tomoko Kawakami in the first TV anime in 2001-2002. Kawakami passed away in June 2011 at the age of 41.
Comments from Rina Hidaka:
[Charm of the Shaman King series]
“All the characters are attractive. Among them, Yo Asakura-kun is unusually loose and fluffy for a protagonist of a battle series, but when he has to be cool, he’s cool! He is a character that I am attracted to because of his sense of balance.”
[Enthusiasm for playing the role of Pirika]
“I was surprised and honored to be involved in the long-loved Shaman King. I hope I can learn a lot from this opportunity to act surrounded by wonderful senior voice actors. Pirika is a hard-working girl with a strong sense of justice who loves her big brother. Along with my big brother, I’d like to ask for your support!”
— 『SHAMAN KING』プロジェクト公式 (@SHAMANKING_PR) February 11, 2021
The new Shaman King TV anime is set to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in April 2021.
New key visual:
Main voice cast:
- Yoh Asakura: Yoko Hikasa
- Manta Odayama: Inuko Inuyama
- Anna Kyoyama: Megumi Hayashibara
- Tao Ren: Romi Park
- Ryunosuke Umemiya: Masahiko Tanaka
- Amidamaru: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Bason: Kousuke Takaguchi
- Horohoro: Yuji Ueda
- Kororo: Megumi Nakajima
- Tamao Tamamura: Nana Mizuki
- Ponchi: Takumu Miyazaono
- Conchi: Noriaki Kanze
- Faust VIII: Takehito Koyasu
- Mosuke: Nasakazu Morita
- Pirika: Rina Hidaka
©Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha/SHAMAN KING Project, TV Tokyo
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