The Combatants Will Be Dispatched! light novel series is getting an anime—which will air in April this year. The sci-fi comedy series, written by the KONOSOBA author Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kakao Lanthanum, has just revealed a preview video, a new key visual, the main staff, and the main cast.
Here is the new preview video:
The key visual:
The main cast—voice actors Yūsuke Shirai and Miyu Tomita will be playing the two main characters, Combat Agent Six and Alice Kisaragi, respectively.
As for the cast, here is the list:
- Director: Hiroaki Akagi Series composition: Yukie Sugawara
- Character design: Sōta Suwa
- Music: Masato Koda
- Music production: Nippon Columbia
- Animation production: J.C.STAFF
- Production: “Combatants Will Be Dispatched!” Production Committee
Kadokawa published the original Japanese light novels—and Yen Press, who published the original novels in English, describes the series:
Always bring a gun to a sword fight! With world domination nearly in their grasp, the Supreme Leaders of the Kisaragi Corporation–an underground criminal group turned evil megacorp–have decided to try their hands at interstellar conquest. A quick dice roll nominates their chief operative, Combat Agent Six, to be the one to explore an alien planet…and the first thing he does when he gets there is change the sacred incantation for a holy ritual to the most embarrassing thing he can think of. But evil deeds are business as usual for Kisaragi operatives, so if Six wants a promotion and a raise, he’ll have to work much harder than that! For starters, he’ll have to do something about the other group of villains on the planet, who are calling themselves the “Demon Lord’s Army” or whatever. After all, this world doesn’t need two evil organizations!
There are six volumes of the light novel, with the latest Japanese light novel being published in September 2020 under Kadokawa’s Sneaker Bunko imprint. Yen Press will be releasing an English version of the fifth volume in February 2021, while no release date for the sixth volume’s English version has been announced yet.