Funimation announced on Wednesday that it has added Studio DEEN's original television anime Kochoki (Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga) to its summer simulcast lineup. The simulcast will premiere on July 8, and the simuldub will premiere on July 22. The anime will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Funimation describes the story:
The fearsome warlord, the demonic king—Oda Nobunaga! Before he was trying to rule over Japan, he was a teenager who began his path to greatness with his younger brother and faithful followers. Through succession, betrayal, battles, and bonds between one another, the struggles these boys face promise a future where they can blossom into powerful men.
The anime will premiere on AT-X on July 8 at 9:30 p.m. before debuting later that night on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji. The series will then begin airing on WOWOW on July 10. In addition, the series will begin streaming through d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) and other streaming services in Japan in July.
The anime reunites the staff of the Hakuōki anime franchise, including character designer Atsuko Nakajima, script supervisor Ryota Yamaguchi, and scriptwriter Megumu Sasano. Additionally, Kaoru Sawada (Diamond Daydreams, Junji Ito "Collection") is also writing the scripts, and Noriyuki Abe (Yu-Yu Hakusho, Bleach, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is directing the series. Yūsuke Shirato (Lost Song) is composing the music at Flying Dog. May'n (Macross Frontier, The Ancient Magus' Bride, Aquarion Logos) will perform the show's ending theme song "Kiba to Tsubasa" (Fang and Wing).