It was announced late last year that Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man would receive a brand new television anime. Since then, the only details we knew was that it would be airing sometime this summer, would be continuing where the last run left off and would feature an all-new voice cast. Now, new details have surfaced which revealed the anime’s start date as well as how many episodes this run will receive.
According to Shueisha’s JUMP Square magazine, D.Gray-man Hallow will make its television premier on Monday, July 4. The show will air on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka and TV Aichi. It was later revealed through the official D.Gray-man Hallow website that Japanese Rock Band Lenny code fiction will perform the anime’s opening theme. The ending theme is slated to be performed by Mashiro Ayano.
The July issue of Shueisha’s JUMP Square magazine also revealed the Blu-Ray distribution for D.Gray-man Hallow, citing that there will be six total releases with the first release containing three episodes and the remaining five releases containing two episodes. This means, via simple math, that D.Gray-man Hallow will only air 13 episodes this season. This comes as a disappointment to many seeing how the manga, while it has gone on hiatus numerous times, still has enough material to adapt a 25+ episode series. Given the fact that the original TV run put out 103 episodes, many fans were hoping for a lengthier return for the popular series.
The cast for the show has been fleshed out even more and is now as follows:
- Ayumu Murase as Allen Walker
- Takuya Satō as Yū Kanda
- Natsuki Hanae as Lavi
- Ai Kakuma as Lenalee Lee
- Shinnosuke Tachibana as Howard Link
- Yutaka Aoyama as The Earl of Millenium
- Masakazu Nishida as Tyki Mikk
- Yui Kondou as Road Kamelot
- Souichiro Hoshi as Wisely
- Ryōta Asari as Alma Karma
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Arystar Krory
- Ami Koshimizu as Miranda Lotto
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Bookman
- Go Inoue as Komui Lee
- Tomokazu Sugita as Reever Wenhamm
- Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Johnny Gill
- Toru Ohkawa as Malcolm C. Lvellie
- Takuya Eguchi as Madarao
- Sōma Saitō as Tokusa
- Rie Suegara as Tewaku
As an added bonus for those who purchase the Blu-Rays, Katsura Hoshino stated that she will draw the jacket illustrations for the home video releases.