Raven of the Inner Palace is a historical fantasy series based on the novels by Koko Shirakawa and Ayuko. The series was first published in 2018 under Shueisha Orange Bunko and is receiving a TV animation adaptation by Bandai Namco Pictures. It has been announced that Raven of the Inner Palace will premiere on October 1, during the Fall 2022 anime season.
The official main trailer for Raven of the Inner Palace showcases the main theme songs, stunning art and visuals, and a general storyline overview.
The Raven of the Inner Palace is set in a time inspired by historical China, where dark magic and mysteries are prevalent. Within the palace lives a mysterious woman known as the Raven Consort.
Some believe that she’s an older woman and others think she’s beautiful and young. While they may not know her looks, they all agree that her powers are incredible. She can exorcise spirits, create deadly curses, and find lost things, but she doesn’t do it for free.
Koushun, the young emperor, searches for the Raven Consort in the hopes of using her dark arts, but what occurs after changes the course of the court and the country.
As the animation studio for this series is Bandai Namco Pictures (Gintama and Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun), and the producer is Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Kaguya-sama: Love is War), many fans have high expectations for this series.
In addition, the talented Japanese voice actors who will play the main characters for this series include:
- Saku Mizuno as Jusetsu Ryuu. Saku is known for her role as Rena Hananoi in Selection Project.
- Marika Kouno as Jiujiu. Marika is known for her roles as Yumina Urnea Belfast in In Another World With My Smartphone and Mimi Tachikawa in Digimon Adventure.
- Taku Yashiro as Eisei. Taku is known for his roles as Gugu in To Your Eternity and Natsuo Fujii in Domestic Girlfriend.
- Masaaki Mizunaka as Koushun Ka. Masaaki is known for his roles as Diablo in How Not To Summon a Demon Lord and Keisuke Baji in Tokyo Revengers.
An Emperor and the Raven Consort change the history of China in this historically-inspired series, Raven of the Inner Palace, premiering on October 1. Be sure to check out our Anime section for more great content!