Dark fantasy manga To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts is to get an anime adaptation later this year, animation studio MAPPA today announced. The creation of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia manga duo Maybe, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts will be helmed by first time director Jun Shishido, who has worked on series such as Death Parade and Yuri!!! On Ice, and will star Ai Kakuma and Katsuyuki Konishi as central characters Nancy Schaal Bancroft and Hank.
Vertical Comics, which publishes To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts in the West, describes its story as follows: “During a protracted civil war that pitted the North against the South, the outnumbered Northerners used dark magical arts to create monstrous super-soldiers – Incarnates. Now that the war has ended, those Sacred Beasts must learn how to make their way in a peaceful society, or face death at the hands of a Beast Hunter.
“Nancy Schaal Bancroft, the daughter of an Incarnate soldier who met an untimely end at the hands of one such Beast Hunter, turns to hunting the hunter herself. But once she catches up with her quarry, she discovers hard truths about the lives of the Incarnates…”
Nancy Schaal Bancroft, voiced by Ai Kakuma
Beast hunter Hank, voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts key art