‘Sabikui Bisco’ also known as ‘Rust–Eater Bisco’ is a science fiction anime based on a series of light novel written by Japanese author Shinji Cobkubo with illustrations by K. Akagashi. Originally published by ASCII Media Works, Square Enix would develop a manga version that featured artwork by Yūsuke Takahashi.
The anime was released in January 2022. It is directed by Atsushi Itagaki and produced by the Japanese animation studio OZ with Funimation acquiring the license to make an English dub.
“It’s officially time to turn on Crab Rave, as we’re clapping our claws with excitement to reveal the English dub cast and crew for Sabikui Bisco,” Funimation said on their website. “Traversing the wasteland is Kyle Igneczi (Toilet-bound Hanako-kun) as the fungi fun guy Bisco, who’ll be riding alongside David Novinski (Golden Kamuy) as Jabi and Brandon McInnis (Dr. STONE) as Milo.”
The series also features Anastasia Muñoz, Brittney Karbowski, and Josh Putnam.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the plot as follows:
“A plague-like wind blows across the arid, sandy expanse of a post-apocalyptic Japan. As it sweeps over the living and nonliving alike, rust is all that remains in its wake. The cause of the catastrophic state of the world is believed to be mushroom spores. Bisco Akaboshi, known as the “Man-Eating Mushroom,” is a wanted criminal archer whose arrows instantly grow mushrooms wherever they land. However, he is in truth a “Mushroom Protector,” a person who spreads fungi in order to enrich the land and return it to its previous state.
Alongside the crab Akutagawa and young doctor Milo Nekoyanagi, Bisco ventures through the wastelands of Japan searching for the legendary “Sabikui”—a panacean mushroom said to devour all forms of rust.”
Jeremy Inman serves as the ADR Director.
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