The official website for The Heike Story, Naoko Yamada and Science SARU’s television anime of Hideo Furukawa’s Heike Monogatari novel posted a 15-second promotional video and key visual on Wednesday.
Furukawa’s novel renders the classic Japanese epic The Tale of the Heike in modern language, and the anime will be the first television anime adaptation of the novel.
Saori Hayami plays empress consort Taira no Tokuko, while Tesshō Genda plays Taira patriarch Taira no Kiyomori.
The original epic tells the story of the rise and fall of the Taira clan during the Genpei War.
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