New promotional images for The Raven Does Not Choose its Master

New Promotional Images For The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master Anime Visual 2 2

A NHK revealed two new promotional images from the anime series adaptation of the novel The Raven Does Not Choose its Master (Karasu wa Aruji o Erabanai) by Chisato Abe.

With its premiere scheduled for April 2024, the animation is from Studio Pierrotthe direction is Yoshiaki Kyougoku (Laid-Back Camp), the argument is Yukiko Yamamuro (Touch (live-action film)) and the character design is by Takumo Norita (Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne, Broken Blade).

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In the cast we have:

To which they join:

  Rina Honnizumi As Asebi
Rina Honnizumi as Asebi
Hiroki Nanami As Hamayū
Hiroki Nanami as Hamayū
Ayaka Fukuhara As Masuho No Susuki
Ayaka Fukuhara as Masuho no Susuki
Rie Kugimiya As Shiratama
Rie Kugimiya as Shiratama

Abe launched the novel with the first Karasu ni Hitoe wa Niawanai in 2012. The first part of the novel series has six novels (of which Karasu wa Aruji o Erabanai was the second, released in 2013) and a novel with a parallel story. The second part of the novel series has so far inspired three books (the last of which was released in October 2022) and a novel with a parallel story.

The story unfolds around the world of yatagarasu (the Japanese name for a variant of the mythical crow gods that appear in East Asian folk mythologies). Yatagarasu are able to shapeshift between human and raven forms and live in the world of Yamauchi, a parallel world created by the yatagarasu god Yamagami. Within Yamauchi, the yatagarasu live in a society that evokes Heian-era Japan, and the parallel world remains connected to our human world.

Karasu wa Aruji o Erabanai follows a handsome but eccentric yatagarasu boy named Yukiya, who is selected to become the imperial prince’s retainer. The story unfolds as Yukiya and the prince become embroiled in court intrigues and conspiracies.

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