On the official site for the anime adaptation of SEGA’s smartphone role-playing game Hortensia Saga, the opening sequence of the project was revealed. The video features the opening song performed by MY FIRST STORY and titled “LEADER”.
The statement also revealed twelve new voice cast members, including:
Takaya Hashi as Palthouser Dreadnought.
Atsuki Tani as George Dalmas.
Takehito Koyasu as Boske’s Beltra.
Rie Kugimiya as Saria / Elva.
Miyuki Sawashiro as Sharo D’Hortensia.
Shizuka Itou as Marie.
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Jim McNeil and Adel.
Kouji Ishii as Gaston.
Takahiro Sakurai as Lucan.
Shigeru Chiba as Dr. Gref.
Kana Asumi as Lacroix.
The series is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 6, 2021, with Funimation distributing it globally. For its part, SEGA released the smartphone game in April 2015. Players take on the role of a young feudal lord who uncovers the secrets of the Hortensia Kingdom through battles and encounters. Additionally, Pon Jea and Seiji are in charge of the publication of a manga adaptation of the game, which has been serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine since last March 27.
Cast of voices
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Alfred Ober.
Yui Horie as Mariyus Casteledo.
Kenjiro Tsuda as Maurice Baudelaire.
Reina Ueda as Nonnoria Folley.
Aya Uchida as Kuu Morimol.
Yuichiro Umehara as Deflott Danowa.
Yasuto Nishikata (Killing Bites, Nanatsu no Taizai) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS Studios.
Rintarou Ikeda (Nanatsu no Taizai, Tejina Senpai) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Takayuki Onoda (Granblue Fantasy the Animation, Nanatsu no Taizai) is handling the character designs.
ZENTA is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Rock band MY FIRST STORY performs the opening song titled “LEADER”, while Mafumafu performs the closing song titled “Yasou to Hakuchuumu”.
Synopsis of Hortensia Saga
Set in the Kingdom of Hortensia, a world power thanks to its main territories, Camellia and Olivier, which serve as sword and shield against invasions, a revolt begins in Camellia! With Hortensia headed for absolute chaos and the arrival of monsters that only complicates the situation, will the knights of this war-torn world survive and protect Hortensia?