let's make sure we get this one straight: an anime adaptation of King
Gonta's manga adaptation of Chinese author Hagin Yi's Souten
Kouro, an alternative tale of
the Romance of the Three Kingdoms,
is in the works. And when I say “alternative” I don't mean “the
characters all appear as modern-day school girls” so much as I mean
the focus is shifted from the traditional hero, Liu Bei, in favor of
Cao Cao, the final chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty of China.
the Mainichi has just announced that seiyuu superstar Mamoru Miyano
will voice the lead. You probably know Miyano best as Light in Death
Note. Or maybe Tamaki in Ouran
High School Host Club. Or
Setsuna F. Seiei in Gundam 00.
Or Shou in Skip Beat!.
Or Zero in Vampire Knight.
Or...you know, you probably get the idea. He's a big deal, okay?
Cao is normally featured as a villain in Romance of the
Three Kingdoms stories, but in
this version he's the protagonist and is portrayed as a hero trying
to unite China. On the other hand, Liu Be-- the usual hero –and Sun
Quan Zhongmou are kings of the other two of the titular three
kingdoms, and all three are forced to continually fight one another.
make for an interesting watch, and with Miyano attached, a fantastic