Funimation announced on Friday that The Heike story The anime series will appear on its streaming platform in the fall of 2021 as part of the upcoming anime season.
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The Heike story will arrive with other anime programs on September 15, a full season before it airs in Japan, so fans can get to see the show soon. The anime series is by Studio Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada, who is perhaps best known for her directorial work K-On! and the Tamako market Anime series.
You can watch the first trailer for the series below:
The Heike story is adapted from Hideo Furukawas The fairy tale of Heike. Set during the Genpei War (1180-1185), the game revolves around a blind young girl and a traveling minstrel who can see into the future. Together, the two meet the heir of a powerful clan and are thrust into an adventure that affects the entire story.
Funimation also announced that the series will feature a soundtrack by legendary composer Reiko Yoshida with music by Kensuke Ushio. In the series, Aoi Yuki will star as Biwa and Takahiro Sakurai as Taira no Shigemori.
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The Heike story will be released on September 15, 2021 on Funimation.