New Houshin Engi Anime! The Hype is Real!!

So it’s been announced that the manga Houshin Engi is finally getting an anime reboot… Excuse me… -breaths in- AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! 8DDDDD

Alright, I think I’m goo—- ad$@&!#hH%J!!!!

Now time to get serious. Houshin Engi is manga series that was serialized in Shounen Jump from June 11, 1996 to October 24, 2000. On July 3rd, 1999 to December 25, 1999 it aired in Japan as a 26 episode series, and later spanned an English Dub here in America by VIZ Media.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that the manga was still ongoing at the time of the anime being aired, the anime suffered from a plot change. The manga itself is 204 chapters long, so I’m anticipating a fairly long anime out of this reboot. Looking at Magi that’s well over 300 chapters, having 2 seasons that are fairly paced out and only covering up to about 150+ chapters, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Houshin Engi needs to be at least 50 or so episodes… at LEAST. Preferably a little bit longer, but 50 episodes would probably satisfy me and other fans of this manga just fine.

Right now, I don’t think there has been much information released on the new anime. However, there has been three new voice actors and their roles revealed:

Taikoubou: Kensho Ono
Bunchuu: Tomoaki Maeno
Sibuxiang: Takahiro Sakurai

I think Kensho Ono will do a great job as Taikoubou, I can definitely imagine his voice for the role. Will miss Yuuki Hiro, but I don’t think he’s doing much voice acting these days. Sakurai-san sounds like an interesting choice for Sibu, but I’m sure he’ll get it done right, I just can’t wait to here it, it’ll be cute, haha.

I’m really going to be following the news on this anime, so I’ll try to update things as they are revealed. I really do hope that it airs soon, because I am dying for it already!

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Kimi∽Tsunagu (English Lyrics) – marina

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キミ∽ツナグ
Kimi∽Tsunagu
You∽Connect

Track 01 of the single Kimi∽Tsunagu.

Vocals: marina
Lyrics: tama’69
Composition: Takaaki Nishi
Arrangement: Takumi Ozawa

 

夢から覚めたよ 君の声を抱いて
Yume kara sameta yo kimi no koe wo daite
I woke up from a dream while embracing the sound of your voice

孤独も不安も 時を越えて近づく
Kodoku mo fuan mo toki wo koete chikazuku
Approaching beyond the time of the lonely anxiety

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parablepsia (English Lyrics) – Mami Kawada

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parablepsia

Track 01 of the album PARABLEPSIA.

Vocals: Mami Kawada
Lyrics: Mami Kawada
Composition: Kazuya Takase
Arrangement: Kazuya Takase

 

动き出す color wheel
Ugokidasu color wheel
The color wheel starts to move,

波をうつ boundary line
Nami wo utsu boundary line
As it hits the wave at the boundary line

手に落ちてみれば事実など…
Te ni ochi te mireba jijitsu nado…
As a matter of fact, it falls into the palm of my hands…

trap of a dream

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Hane Rinbu (English Lyrics) – Sora Amamiya

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羽根輪舞
Hane Rinbu
Feather Rondo

Track 04 of the album Various BLUE.

Vocals: Sora Amamiya
Lyrics: KOUTAPAI
Composition: KOUTAPAI
Arrangement: KOUTAPAI

 

祈って望んで手を合わせ夢を背負って…
Inotte nozonde te wo awase yume wo seotte…
Putting my hands together I pray, as I carry a dream of…

瞳閉じて描いてたあの日の想い
Hitomi tojite kai teta ano hi no omoi
Feelings from that day that have now been laid out before my eyes

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Fleeting Dream (English Lyrics) – Sora Amamiya

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Fleeting Dream

Track 02 of the single irodori.

Vocals: Sora Amamiya
Lyrics: Teppei Takashima
Composition: Yusuke Yamada
Arrangement: Yusuke Yamada

 

歩き慣れたいつもの道
Aruki nareta itsumo no michi
I’m used to always walking this path

何度も夢見た遠い空に
Nando mo yumemita tooi sora ni
Many times, I dreamed in the distant sky

立ち止まれば溢れてくる
Tachidomareba afurete kuru
So that these tears and fleeting memories

涙と淡い思い出
Namida to awai omoide
Would cease overflowing

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Sleepless Legend (English Lyrics) – Sleeping Knights & Haruka Tomatsu

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Sleepless Legend

Track 08 from Disc 01 of the album Sword Art Online Song Collection II.

Vocals: Yuuki Konno (CV: Aoi Yuuki), Siune (CV: Yuu Shimamura), Jun (CV: Daiki Yamashita), Tecchi (CV: Nobuyuki Kobushi), Talken (CV: Atsushi Tamaru), Nori (CV: Asami Tano), Asuna Yuuki (CV: Haruka Tomatsu)
Lyrics: hotaru
Composition: Masato Nakayama
Arrangement: Masato Nakayama

 

あと少し醒めない夢を欲しがっていたね
Ato sukoshi samenai yume wo hoshigatteita ne
You wanted a dream, didn’t you? I won’t be waking up for a while,

眠りを断つ痛みの夜 窓の向こうへ
Nemuri wo tatsu itami no yoru mado no mukou e
Beyond the window, I continue to sleep in this painful night

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Sora e to Ateta Tegami (English Lyrics) – Haruka Tomatsu & Aoi Yuuki

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空へと宛てた手紙
Sora e to Ateta Tegami
A Letter Addressed to the Sky

Track 09 from Disc 01 of the album Sword Art Online Song Collection II.

Vocals: Asuna Yuuki (CV: Haruka Tomatsu), Yuuki Konno (CV: Aoi Yuuki)
Lyrics: hotaru
Composition: eba
Arrangement: eba

 

いくつの季節が 過ぎていっただろう
Ikutsu no kisetsu ga sugiteitta darou
I wonder just how many seasons have passed,

さよならをした日から…
Sayonara wo shita hi kara…
Since that day of our farewell…

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