Studio Trigger’s Original TV Anime Kiznaiver Cast and Air Date Revealed

The official website for Studio Trigger’s (Kill la Kill, Ninja Slayer) upcoming original Kiznaiver TV anime has revealed that the anime will air during April on Tokyo MX, ABC Asahi, BS 11, and among other stations. Three new cast members and the theme song artists were also revealed.

The opening theme will be performed by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES while the ending theme will be performed by Sangatsu no Phantasia.

The 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
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki (Shidou Itsuka from Date A Live) as 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
  • Rina Satou (Kaoru Tanamachi from Amagami SS) as 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
  • Koutarou Nishiyama (Atsushi Kinugawa from Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!) as 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 website also revealed a new visual:

Kiznaiver new tv anime visual

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

Kiznaiver TV anime visual newtype

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:
And follow their Twitter: @kiznaiver

Source: Moca News

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