K: Return of Kings is set to debut in October 2015 in Japan and progress continues in small but interesting ways for fans of the show. The latest new tidbit to arrive comes from the official site where a new image has been added, which you can see to the right, that adds two new characters that have joined the production. Rie Kugimiya has joined to play Sukuna Shijo, ppictured left, while Houchu Ohtsuka plays Tenkei Iwafune, pictured right.
The original series is getting a rebroadcast this summer beginning on July 3rd with new episodes every Friday.
The new season is set to be directed by Shingo Suzuki, who will also serve as character designer, and GoHands will produce the animation. Suzuki isn’t unfamiliar with the property, having directed the first season and the film. The property had new material coming out at the end of December 2014 with the sequel manga from Yui Kuroe, that picks up after the film, but how connected that will be to the larger anime universe remains to be seen.
Viz Media has released the TV series on DVD/BD in North America after providing it with an English language dub.
Series concept: Shiro is an easygoing teenager content with just being a student – until his seemingly perfect life is halted when a bloodthirsty clan, glowing red with fire, attempts to kill him in the streets. Unbeknownst to Shiro, he is suspected of murdering a member of their clan and will need a miracle to escape their vengeance. Miraculously, a young man named Kuroh Yatogami swings in and aids Shiro in his getaway, only to reveal he’s also after Shiro’s life.
Now a hunted man, Shiro will have to evade the clans of seven powerful kings and desperately try to prove his innocence – before it’s too late!
[Source: ANN ]