The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids -A Tank with a Rare 9999 Resistance Skill Got Kicked from the Hero’s Party-, commonly shortened to The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids, is getting a TV anime adaptation, slated for January 2024. In addition to the premiere date, the upcoming series revealed a teaser visual and trailer.
Character designs for the main trio are now out. The protagonist and titular ‘tank’ Rud is voiced by Jun Kasama, Nin is voiced by Kaede Hondo (Mutsumi Yozakura in the upcoming Mission: Yozakura Family), and Luna is voiced by Kana Ichinose (Suletta in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury).
The staff for the anime have been announced:
- Original creators: Ryuta Kijima (light novel author), Makoto Kisaragi (manga artist)
- Original character design: Sand
- Director: Mitsutaka Noshitani
- Series composition: Hitomi Amamiya
- Character design: Taihei Nagai
- Music: Victor Entertainment
- Animation: STUDIO POLON
- Production: The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids Production Committee
The Strongest Tank’s Labyrinth Raids was published on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website from July 2018 to February 2021. Shufunotomo acquired the publishing rights to the novel in 2019, where it is still ongoing. Shortly after, Square Enix‘s Manga Up! magazine announced a manga adaptation in May 2019.
Comikey holds the license for North America and describes the series as:
This is the tale of the strongest shielder with 9999 defense!
Rud is a tank of the Hero’s Party and is said to have the highest defense ever in history. The party often does labyrinth raids, but to Rud, it means more than just a raid. To cure his beloved sister’s illness, he is in search for the wish-granting treasure that might be hidden in those labyrinths. But one day, the arrogant hero kicks him from the party after an unsuccessful raid attempt, blaming it on his skills whose effects he is still unaware of. Without nowhere else to go and nothing to do, he decides to return to his hometown, where his sister is waiting. On his way there, he saves a girl who was being attacked by a monster. Unexpectedly, this girl has an extremely rare skill called “Appraisal”. Thanks to her skill, Rud is able to discover the truth behind his unknown skills, which turn out to be very powerful skills. With a defense of 9999 and powerful skills, thus begins the adventure of the strongest tank, Rud!
Source: Official Website
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