A new visual for Studio Trigger’s (Kill la Kill, Ninja Slayer) upcoming original Kiznaiver TV anime has been revealed in the February 2016 issue of NewType. You can purchase this issue here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK).

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In addition to this, the first commercial for Studio Trigger’s (Kill la Kill, Ninja Slayer) upcoming original Kiznaiver TV anime has been revealed. The new video briefly outlines the main staff of the anime and shows its leading tagline: “Youthful group drama about escaping common sense. We are connected through wounds.” The video also reveals that Yuuki Hayashi (Haikyuu!!, Death Parade) will compose the series’ music. Further information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ct5qn

In addition to this, the official website for the anime has also revealed the first set of character designs for the main cast.

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While the voice cast for all the characters have yet to be revealed, new character designs were revealed. The main cast includes:

  • Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager from Shingeki no Kyojin) as Katsuhira Akata
    • The story’s protagonist. His sense of pain and his own feelings are dulled. His moods barely fluctuate, and he pays little attention to other people.Original TV Anime Kiznaiver character design Katsuhira Akata
  • Hibiku Yamamura (Ashuramaru from Owari no Seraph) as Noriko Sonozaki
    • A mysterious and beautiful girl who experienced kizuna (connection) with Katsuhira and the others, and assigns them missions. She is even more emotionless than Katsuhira, and feels no human kindness.Original TV Anime Kiznaiver character design Noriko Sonozaki
  • Tomoaki Maeno (Hak Son from Akatsuki no Yona) as Hajime Tenga
    • A muscular idiot who tends not to look before he leaps. While he presents a rude front, he possesses the potential for leadership.Kiznaiver-Anime-Character-Designs-Hajime-Tenga
  • Tsuguto Yoshida
    • A handsome and self-satisfied honor student who is always surrounded by girls. He is a selfish and calculating man with an underhanded nature, and is cold to other men.Kiznaiver-Anime-Character-Designs-Tsuguhito-Yuta
  • Honoka Maki
    • A girl who exudes a calm, grown-up air, and who tends not to group with people. She tends to say mean things, glare menacingly, and is generally unsociable.Kiznaiver-Anime-Character-Designs-Honoka-Maki
  • Yuka Terasaki (Arata Wataya from Chihayafuru) as Chidori Takashiro
    • Katsuhira’s friend, and the class representative-type who always sees to everyone’s needs (or is nosy, if viewed negatively). Does she hold complex feelings for Katsuhira?Kiznaiver-Anime-Character-Designs-Chidori-Takashiro
  • Misaki Kuno (Hawk from Nanatsu no Taizai) as Niko Niiyama
    • A mysterious yet spontaneous girl who says she can see fairies. Her personality is clear not just in her attitude but also in her fashion.Kiznaiver-Anime-Character-Designs-Nico-Niyama
  • Yoshiharu Hisomu
    • A handsome man with a distinct face that anyone can recognize, but he is surrounded by many mysteries. His multiple piercings and his bandaged look are extremely distinctive.Kiznaiver-Anime-Character-Designs-Yoshiharu-Hisomu

The staff members for the series include:

The November issue of Shufu-to-Seikatsu Sha Ltd.’s Pash! magazine also revealed the anime announcement of Studio Trigger’s next anime along with a visual:

Here is the anime’s synopsis:

Set in the fictional Japanese city of Sugomori City, one day Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his.

The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. The story is set in this town where Katsuhira and the others live.

In an interview in the magazine, scriptwriter Okada stated that the keyword for the series is “kizuna” (connection). The title itself is a play on “kizuna” and “naive.” Okada noted that she wrote the title before the story outline.

Studio Trigger is currently producing Kiznaiver, a brand new original TV anime. Further information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://kiznaiver.jp/
And follow their Twitter: @kiznaiver