It has been revealed yesterday at the TBS Anime Festa 2015 as well as the official anime website and TBS’ anime companion website the premiere date, additional staff, cast, character designs, key visual and promotional video of the upcoming Fall 2015 anime, Lance N’ Masques (Lance and Masks, LN’M). The first episode of the anime is slated to air in these dates and channels in Japan:

  • TBS – Friday, October 2 at 1:46 a.m.
  • BS-TBS – Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 a.m.

Anime Staff:

  • Director: Kyohei Ishiguro (Shigatsu wa Kimi no UsoDanchi Tomoo)
  • Scriptwriter: Hideaki Koyasu (Himouto Umaru-chanGJ-bu)
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima (NHK ni Youkoso!The [email protected])
  • Character Designer & Chief Animation Director: Kenji Oota
  • Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya (Baccano!Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Art Director: Hiromichi Itou (Nanatsu no TaizaiTales of Symphonia The Animation: Sylvarant-hen)
  • Color Design: Ritsuko Utagawa (GintamaKiniro Mosaic)
  • Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Death ParadeYahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)

Anime Cast and Character Designs:

Lance N' Masques Anime Characters 2

Lance N' Masques Anime Characters

  • Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal‘s Onoda Sakamichi, Log Horizon‘s Touya) as Youtarou Hanabusa
    Youtarou Hanabusa LN'M Character Design
  • Ari Yozawa (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun‘s Chiyo Sakura, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou‘s Papi) as Makio Kidouin
    Makio Kidouin LN'M Character Design
  • Manami Numakura (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova‘s Takao, Nisekoi:‘s Paula McCoy) as Yoriko Sudou
    Sudou Yoriko LN'M Character Design
  • Suzuko Mimori (Kamisama Hajimemashita‘s Nanami Momozono, Love Live! School Idol Project‘s Umi Sonoda) as Alice Cleveland
    Alice Cleveland LN'M Character Design
  • Ayaka Suwa (Absolute Duo‘s Tomoe Tachibana, Akuma no Riddle‘s Tokaku Azuma) as Shirohime
    Shirohime LN'M Character Design
  • M.A.O Ichimichi (Jitsu wa Watashi wa‘s Akano Koumoto, Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda‘s Renge Komadori) as Ryuu Yuifa
    Ryuu Yuifa LN'M Character Design
  • Yumiri Hanamori (Rolling☆Girls‘ Chiaya Misono, Etotama‘s Uri-tan) as Sae Igarashi
    Sae Igarashi LN'M Character Design
  • Mami Koyama (Akira‘s Kei, Dr. Slump‘s Arale Norimaki) as Tafei
  • Akira Ishida (Gintama‘s Kotarou Katsura, Fairy Tail‘s Zeref) as Shin Hanabusa

Anime Banner:

Lance N' Masques Anime Key Banner

Anime Key Visual:

Lance N' Masques Anime Key Visual

Anime CM:

Anime PV:

The anime was based from a battle-fantasy light novel series written by Hideaki Koyasu (Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kurama-yama YawaKatekyo Hitman Reborn! Secret Bullet) and illustrated by Shino (Kamisama no Inai NichiyoubiClockwork Planet). The novel was published under Pony Canyon Books since December 3, 2013 and currently has four compiled light novel volumes. The fourth light novel volume was released on March 3, 2015.

Additionally, Pony Canyon USA will be releasing the anime in North America and will is planned to be dubbed if it has been received well by viewers.

Synopsis of Lance N’ Masques from MAL:

The battle action novel series revolves around Youtarou Hanafusa, a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, “Knights of the World.” As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mas

Source: Otasuke