ANIPLUS Asia to simulcast “Sacrificial Princess and The King of Beasts” anime this April

Upcoming fantasy romance anime features Kana Hanazawa and Satoshi Hino as lead voice cast.

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Tuesday they have acquired the upcoming anime Sacrificial Princess and The King of Beasts.

The fantasy romance anime is scheduled to premiere on 20 April, airing every Thursdays at 12:00am PHT, just an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.

The upcoming anime will be the channel’s third simulcast anime title for the Spring 2023 season, in addition to romantic comedy animes The Dangers in My Heart and Skip and Loafer.


Sacrificial Princess and The King of Beasts, also known by the title “Niehime to Kemono no Ou”, is an upcoming anime adaptation of a fantasy romance manga series by Yuu Tomofuji, which was serialized in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine from November 2015 to October 2020 and has a total of 15 volumes.

Yen Press, which licensed the manga in English language, described the story:

A young girl has resigned herself to being he next sacrificial meal for the Beast King…but the king is no mere monster!


©Yu Tomofuji, HAKUSENSHA/ Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts Production Committee

The upcoming anime series will be directed by Chiaki Kon, who previously worked on titles like Junjou Romantica and The Way of the House Husband, while Sugar Apple Fairy Tale scriptwriter Seishi Minakami will handle the series composition.

Shinya Hasegawa, who previously worked on the popular romantic comedy anime Golden Time, will handle the upcoming anime’s character designs, which will be produced by J.C. Staff.

The opening theme song “Saku no Nie” will be performed by the band BIN, while the ending theme song “Only” will be performed by the popular pop-rock duo GARNiDELiA.


The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Kana Hanazawa, who previously voiced Rika Orimoto in the anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0, will play “Sariphi”, while Satoshi Hino, who previously voiced Kineshi Hairo in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. anime series, will play the King of Beasts “Leonhart.”

They will also be joined by Takuma Terashima (as Anubis), Hiroyuki Yoshino (as Bennu) and Tasuku Hatanaka (as Lanteveldt), among others.


ANIPLUS Asia is available on SKYcable Channel 139 SD in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA and Rizal, Cignal TV Channel 75 and SatLite Channel 85.

The anime channel is also being offered as a live stream on TapGO TV in High Definition for as low at ₱129 per month. Visit for more details.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Anime Pilipinas considers programming scheduled at 12:00am (or 24:00) as “next day”, while ANIPLUS Asia still consider those as “current day” as viewers in Bangkok/Jakarta time zone is still at 11:00pm. Almost all Pay TV broadcasters start their broadcast day at 06:00am.

Similarly, Japanese television schedule lists 12:00am to 04:59am as 24:00 to 28:59, respectively, because they consider those as part of their “current day” programming.