The official website for the upcoming TV anime Phantom in the Twilight has posted a 30-second first character PV to introduce Vlad Garfunkel, the leader of the “Cafe Forbidden” staff, voiced by 43-year-old Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Osomatsu Matsuno in Mr. Osomatsu).
The site describes the character as: “The legendary vampire who has stopped drinking human blood and is in charge of serving teas at the cafe. Since he has lived for extremely long, he becomes a very prideful and lazy character. While he gives responsibility of most of the cafe works to other members, he makes teas by himself because of his fastidiousness.”
— TVアニメ『Phantom in the Twilight』公式 (@phantowa_anime) 2018年4月21日
The concept and story of the TV anime Phantom in the Twilight is created by Beijing-based smartphone
game company Happy Elements as its first original anime series. Liden Films (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
works on anime production, Kunihiro Mori (Chosoku Henkei Gyrozetter) serves as director.
The story is set in a mysterious cafe in London, “Cafe Forbidden,” which opens only at night. The staff
of the cafe are all non-human beings: Vlad Garfunkel (vampire), Luke Bowen (werewolf), and Toryu
(Jiangshi/Chinese zombie). One day, a girl named Bayrou Ton wanders into the cafe. Her great-grandmother
was the first owner of the cafe and also a legendary sorcerer. While solving the trouble Ton is in, various
bonds are formed between her and the handsome staff.
Main Voice Cast:
- Bayrou Ton: Kana Hanazawa
- Vlad Garfunkel: Takahiro Sakurai
- Luke Bowen: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Toryu: Tomokazu Sugita
- Wayne King:Daiki Yamashita
— TVアニメ『Phantom in the Twilight』公式 (@phantowa_anime) 2018年3月25日
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