Aniplus-Asia announced on Wednesday that it will air a simulcast of the television anime of Kōko Shirakawa‘s Raven of the Inner Palace (Kōkyū no Karasu) novel series. The simulcast airing will premiere on October 1 at 12:00 a.m. GMT +8.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 1 at 11:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT) on the Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 channels, and it will also run on Kansai TV. Aniplex Online Fest 2022 will screen part of the first episode on September 24, and lead voice actress Saku Mizuno will appear at the event.
The main cast members include:
Chizuru Miyawaki (Gintama TV anime, Gintama: The Final) is directing the anime at BN Pictures, and Satomi Ooshima (Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko) is overseeing the series scripts. Shinji Takeuchi (Fairy Tail, Gintama) is adapting Ayuko‘s original character designs for animation. Asami Tachibana (DARLING in the FRANXX, Haikyu!!, Moriarty the Patriot) is composing the music.
The novels’ story centers on Uki, an imperial concubine who has never been called to the emperor’s bedchambers, and maintains a singularly unique life within the harem chambers. Seen by some as having the appearance of an old woman, and some others as a young lady, she is known to use mysterious magic that helps with everything from finding lost items to inflicting curses. When a circumstance makes the emperor call on her, their meeting will change history.
Shirakawa launched the novel series with illustrations by Ayuko (The Earl & the Fairy) in April 2018. The seventh and final volume shipped on April 21.
Source: Aniplus-Asia‘s Facebook page