The Shonen Tougen Anki Will Have Its Own Anime

May 17, 2024

As was recently made public through an official press release from the TOUGEN ANKI PROJECT, the manga written and illustrated by Yura Urushibara, “Tougen Anki: Dark Demon of Paradise” will have an anime adaptation, which is set to premiere in 2025 in Japan. The press release also included a promotional video and information about the voice cast, but not production details.

Source: Tougen Anki Official YouTube Channel

Voice Cast

  • Kazuki Ura as Shiki Ichinose, the protagonist who inherits the blood of an Oni. Shiki‘s life takes a turn when he is suddenly attacked by a “Momotaro“, leading him to discover his true Oni heritage. Following this revelation, he enrolls in the Rasetsu Academy, a training school for Oni.
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Naito Mudano, an instructor at Rasetsu Academy. Naito is a rationalist who despises inefficiency and waste.
  • Koutarou Nishiyama as Jin Kougasaki, a classmate of Shiki at Rasetsu Academy who is always seen wearing a black mask. Jin has a contentious relationship with Shiki, marked by frequent clashes and disagreements.

Yura Urushibara began publishing the manga through Akita Publishing‘s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine in June 2020, where it is still being serialized. The manga has previously inspired a theatrical adaptation that was presented in Tokyo and Osaka in February of this year, with a sequel scheduled for January 2025.


Individuals with Momotarou and Oni blood running through their veins maintain a longstanding rivalry. The Oni are careless, reckless, and messy, while the Momotarou protect the human world from the uncontrollable Oni. Shiki Ichinose is a reckless and irresponsible teenager, aware of his rebelliousness and even proud of his expulsion from school. Despite Shiki‘s rebellious attitude, his adoptive father, Tsuyoshi, deeply cares for him. Tsuyoshi‘s selfless love soon proves itself in an explosive incident when a Momotarou bursts in looking for Shiki. Being a Momotarou himself, Tsuyoshi has been hiding Shiki for years and keeping his Oni origins secret even from him.

When he sacrifices his life to save Shiki and confesses everything with his last breath, Shiki‘s Oni blood awakens for the first time, transforming him into a monster overflowing with anger and thirst for revenge. Shiki‘s momentary outburst attracts the attention of Naito Mudano, an Oni professor at the Rakshasa Academy, an institution for young Oni who need to understand and hone their powers. Before Shiki can avenge his father, he must learn to control his stubborn and impulsive nature, and above all, fight against his own demonic blood.

Okay, maybe it’s still quite a bit until next year, but believe me, we’ll be there in the blink of an eye, before we know it. Now be good and drop us your opinion in the comments, will you? You know we’ll be reading! 😉

Images Source: Tougen Anki Official YouTube Channel, Reddit