Yet another Japanese anime adaptation of Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義, written by Luo Guanzhong (羅貫中) in the 14th century. This time, it is the story of one of the warlords, Cao Cao 曹操, a brilliant and ruthless leader. The anime will be based on the award winning manga, Souten Kouro 蒼天航路 created by Li Hagin (李學仁) and King Gonta (王欣太).
And like… wowo Cute Rikuson (Lu Xun from Koutetsu Sangokushi) Mamochan 宮野真守 is voicing Sou Sou (Cao Cao) this time! Seki Tomokazu (関 智一) will voice his main rival from the three kingdoms, Ryubii (Liu Bei 劉備) Awesome! :D
The anime will premiere on 7 April 2009. That’s an additional period/historical anime to look forward to this April along with Sengoku Basara ^_^
Official site: http://www.ntv.co.jp/souten/
The soundtrack seems good and I’ll add more comments after I’ve watched it. Looks very promising from the staff line-up tho’.
Comments: I lost interest after the first few episodes cos it was far from what I expected. But give it a try and see if you like it.
Staff List (from ANN)
Executive Director: Ashida Toyou (Fist of the North Star, Ultimate Teacher, Vampire Hunter D video)
Director: Tominaga Tsuneo (They Were 11, Initial D: Fourth Stage, Genma Wars)
Character Designers: Umehara Takahiro (Claymore), Kano Akira (Initial D: Fourth Stage), Yamauchi Cindy H., Yoshida Daisuke (Super Kuma-san), Hayashi Yuichiro
Costume Research/Secondary Characters: Matsushita Akiko
Animation Production: Madhouse