Crunchyroll revealed on Sunday at a panel at the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event that it will debut the the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa on October 6 at 9:00 a.m. EDT, with the stream available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the CIS. Crunchyroll also unveiled a new visual for the anime.
Additionally, Crunchyroll announced that Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee are "preparing another story and an extension."
The anime's cast includes:
- Tarusuke Shingaki as Cadis Etrama di Raizel
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Frankenstein
- Kosuke Onishi as M-21
- Ryōta Iwasaki as Yusuke Tashiro
- Yōhei Hamada as Manabu Kase
Yasutaka Yamamoto (Hinomaru Sumo, Squid Girl Season 2) is directing the anime as a co-production between Crunchyroll and WEBTOON. Sayaka Harada (STARMYU, Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-) is in charge of series composition. Akiharu Ishii (The Prince of Tennis II, Blood+) is handling character designs and chief animation supervision.
Crunchyroll describes the anime's story:
Raizel awakens from his 820-year slumber.
He holds the special title of Noblesse, a pure-blooded Noble and protector of all other Nobles. In an attempt to protect Raizel, his servant Frankenstein enrolls him at Ye Ran High School, where Raizel learns the simple and quotidian routines of the human world through his classmates.
However, the Union, a secret society plotting to take over the world, dispatches modified humans and gradually encroaches on Raizel's life, causing him to wield his mighty power to protect those around him…
After 820 years of intrigue, the secrets behind his slumber are finally revealed, and Raizel's absolute protection as the Noblesse begins!