Previously, we reported on the cast reveal for the promising new anime action series Listeners. The rock music-fueled action series has a star-studded cast of actors attached to it, but when they were initially revealed, we didn’t know the identity of any of the characters in the series save for the two protagonists, Ekowo Rekku and Myu. This past Saturday, however, series creators JIN, Dai Sato, and Taichi Hashimoto shared a bevy of new info on the series during their inaugural “Listeners Gig #1” live-stream event. The Internet live-stream was broadcast on February 1st at 9 p.m. JST, or 7 a.m. EST, and revealed the full lineup of 25 characters expected to appear in the series, as well as the premiere date.
The cast includes Rie Takahashi as the voice of Myu, a mysterious girl with no memories who serves as one of the main protagonists of the series. Rie Takahashi was previously responsible for voicing Megumin in KonoSuba, Emilia in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, and Mash Kyrielight in various Fate/Grand Order projects.
The rest of the characters involved with the series, as well as their respective voice actors, include:
- Ayumu Murase as Ekowo Rekku, a young boy living in the scrap town of Liverchester, which was transformed into a scrapheap by the “Fes” battle a decade ago. He lives with his older sister, Sueru.
- Rie Kugimiya as Niru, a student at the Freak Scene Academy for Prayer training.
- Kana Hanzawa as Rozu, the last living member of the Nomu tribe who survived a catastrophic attack on her people during the “Fes” battle a decade ago.
- Junichi Suwabe as Denka (also known as Your Highness), a Prayer who serves as the ruler of the purple kingdom Paisley Park. People there call him “Prince of Horror.”
- Yūto Uemura as Richie, a young war orphan who was raised in the same Londinium children’s home as Ride.
- Taku Yashiro as Ride, a young man orphaned by the war who was living in Londinium.
- Reina Ueda as Janice, a naive young girl living in an old town flanked by endless fields called Clarksdale.
- Banjou Ginga as Robert, an old man who lives with Janice in Clarksdale.
- Hiro Shimono as Hall, the incredibly good-looking and extremely popular student body president of Freak Scene Academy.
- Atsuko Tanaka as Kim, the principal of Freak Scene Academy.
- Youko Honna as Wendy, a Prayer from the purple kingdom.
- Yukana as Lisa, a Prayer from the purple kingdom of Paisley Park.
- Shigeru Chiba as Leo Marshall, a traveler who moves from country to county serving as the overseer for part-time workers.
- Sayaka Ohara as Ein Neubauten, the cold and calculated leader of the mysterious Noise Sisters.
- Yōko Hikasa as Stür Neubauten, the intelligent second-oldest sister of the Noise Sisters.
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Zende Neubauten, the rash and energetic youngest sister of the Noise Sisters.
- Rina Satou as Sueru Rekku, Ekowo’s big sister.
- Chō as McGee, the mayor of the war-torn town of Liverchester.
- Miyuri Shimabukuro as Sally Simpson, the subcommander in the Council Unit tasked with carrying out secret operations within the walls of Londinium.
- Yūichi Nakamura as Tommy Walker, a young staff officer and the commander of the Council Unit who Field Marshal Ace trusts deeply.
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Field Marshal Ace of the Londinium Forces.
- Nana Mizuki as Birin Valentine, a member of the royal Valentine family and the leader of King Kevin’s personal knights.
- Kouichi Yamadera as Kevin Valentine, a king who took part in the “Project Freedom Festival” a decade ago. He lost his kingdom as a result of that event, and now lives as a lonely shut-in aboard his airship where he passes the time building AMPs.
- Jun Fukuyama as Jimi Stonefree, a legendary Prayer shrouded in mystery.
Listeners is described on the official website for the original anime as a “great adolescent symphony” set in a world where the concept of music doesn’t exist at all. The story follows a lonely boy who ends up meeting a mysterious girl named Myuu. The boy soon discovers that Myuu has an empty audio input jack on her body, and the chance encounter between the two of them soon sparks an unforgettable adventure in which they trace the boundaries and origins of the forgotten history of rock music.
Listeners premieres in April.