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Funimation to Stream Muteking the Dancing Hero Anime

Sep 30, 2021 07:07 PM

Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream Muteking the Dancing Hero, the reboot television anime series of Tatsunoko Production's Tondemo Senshi Muteking hero gag anime, for the fall 2021 anime season. The anime will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand as it airs in Japan. Funimation will also stream the series in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil.

The anime will premiere on TV Osaka and TV Aichi on October 2, and on Tokyo MX and on BS NTV on October 3. The anime will star:

  • Kentarō Mashiro as Muteki
  • Takuya Eguchi as DJ
  • Satoshi Hino as Seo
  • Rie Takahashi as Aida-san
  • Madoka Yonezawa as An
  • Azusa Tadokoro as Naomi
  • Rikako Aikawa as Sera
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Vivi
  • Keiga as Haru
  • Hayato Kimura as Summer
  • Minami Tanaka as Aki
  • Kōtarō Nishiyama as Winter
  • KENN as Suteking
  • Yutaka Aoyama as Matt
  • Takashi Matsuyama as Tommy
  • Wataru Hatano as George
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Owen

Tatsunoko Pro is credited with the original work, and Utomaru (THINKR) is credited with the original character designs. Hiroshi Sasagawa (episode director for Tondemo Senshi Muteking) is the executive director, and Ryousuke Takahashi (Cyborg 009) is the chief director. Yuuzou Satou (CGI director for Flowers of Evil, C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility) is directing the anime, and Masafumi Sato (Denki-Gai director) is the assistant director and battle dance director. Tatsunoko Pro and Tezuka Productions are producing the anime. Yūji Kondōu (Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File, The Snack World) is overseeing the series scripts, and Takamitsu Shimazaki (Hakushon Daimaō 2020) and Takeshi Masuda (theme song arrangement for Psychic Squad, Snow White with the Red Hair) are composing the music.

Orange Range will perform the opening theme song "Labyrinth" and KALMA will perform the ending theme song "Kibō no Uta" (Song of Hope). Rinne Yoshida will perform the insert song "Jasmine" as the in-show "super artist" Aurora.

The original anime aired for 56 episodes in 1980-1981, and has not received a release in English. The anime took place in a city modeled after San Francisco at the time, and featured a protagonist who could transform into "Muteking" to fight evil aliens. The anime became known for its novel design and music.

The project's official website describes the reboot anime as a "sci-fi hero romantic comedy."

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