The South Korean manhwa Noblesse was officially adapted into an anime television series and was aired last year from October to December.
A manhwa is a general Korean term for comics and print cartoons and outside of Korea, commonly refers to Korean comics. They are a popular part of Korean culture.
Production and development :
Noblesse, written by Son Jeho and illustrated by Lee Kwangsu was first released as a webtoon and was being posted on Naver Webtoon since December 2007 before it ended in January 2019. Consisting of 6 volumes, it became popular and was also one of the first webtoons to receive an official English translation.
The anime series has been produced by Japanese anime studio Production I.G and was aired on the online platform Crunchyroll in 2020. Production IG is known for its previous works like Guilty Crown, Eden of the East and Psycho pass.
Noblesse: Awakening :
Before getting into the anime series, you might have to watch the 2016 ONA(original net animation, also called web anime) episode called Noblesse : Awakening which is a 31 minute heavily abridged version of the first volume of the manhwa by the same production company Production IG.
The anime series is a continuation from the 2016 ONA episode.
The popular South Korean web manhwa, Noblesse, is reportedly getting an anime adaptation, which is set to release later this year. Son Jeho wrote the manhwa while Lee Kwangsu illustrated since 2007. The manhwa debuted first on the South Korean webtoon publishing portal, WEBTOON, in December 2007. Noblesse, along with a few other WEBTOON manhwas, went to receive the English translation in 2014. The Japanese animation studio, Production I.G., has come forward to develop a Noblesse anime.
Noblesse Anime: Official Announcement
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The anime adaptation is all but confirmed at the moment, and we even have the release date. The Studio responsible for producing the anime adaptation is Production I.G. The studio has produced several other popular anime series like Eden of the East and the Ghost in the Shell. The anime maker officially announced the development of anime at the Comic-Con Seoul 2019.
Noblesse Anime: Release Date
The anime is currently under production at Production I.G. The studio has also revealed the official premiere date of the anime television series. The show will reportedly debut on October 5, 2020, on Crunchyroll. Later, the anime series will have an official air debut on Tokyo MX and BS11 on October 7, 2020, in Japan. Crunchyroll will handle the online streaming outside of the Asian region.
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Noblesse Anime: Cast Details
This isn’t the first time that the Japanese studio has worked on the manhwa. The animation studio has already produced an original video animation (OVA) in 2016. The OVA reportedly covered the first season of the webtoon, which streamed on Crunchyroll and YouTube on February 4, 2016. The cast and the staff who worked in the OVA will return for the anime television series. This means that Tarusuke Shingaki will continue providing the voice for Cadis Etrama Di Raizel. The other cast members are:
- Frankenstein, voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa
- M-21, voiced by Hisafumi Oda
- M-24, voiced by Teruyuki Tanzawa
- Jake, voiced by Tōru Ōkawa
- Marie, voiced by Hitomi Nabatame
Noblesse Anime: Storyline
The manhwa is basically about a nobleman named Cadis Etrama Di Raizel, who awakens in the modern world after sleeping for 820 years. Rai then reunites with his loyal servant and then enrolls in local highschool. He later befriends Shinwoo, Ikhan, and Yuna. The newfound friends set on a journey of dangerous adventures to discover Rai’s past. At the same time, they also come into conflict with the secret organization.
Differences from the original:
The above was the original plotline of the manhwa. The anime has some differences as compared to the original.
In the original, Rai was shown to have waken up from his sleep during daylight whereas in the anime, he was shown waking up at midnight on a full moon night.
There were also some slight character and scene changes which has upsetted the die hard fans of the manhwa who were eagerly waiting for the anime. In spite of the few criticisms, many reviews have called the anime worth a watch.
The main character Cadis Etrama Di Raizel has been voiced by actor Tarusuke Shinkagi and directed by Shunsuke Tada in both the anime series as well as Production IG’s 2016 ONA episode. The series is written by Sayaka Harada.
Noblesse Anime: Trailer
Noblesse’s OVA tilted Noblesse: Awakening is available on Crunchyroll. Before watching the official anime series, you can watch the 31-minute-long OVA.
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Top 5 Animes Similar to Noblesse
So, as we wrap the things up, there is still one thing which we know still troubles the readers — What should they watch until the anime releases? As we talked about, there is still time for the first season of Noblesse to and until then, many of you are looking for shows similar in the genre. Well, you won’t have to go any further as we have curated a list of Top 5 shows that you would love to binge. So here we go:-