Trigger’s Kiznaiver hype train is ready to roll!

Last night, Crunchyroll started streaming an English-subtitled trailer for Kiznaiver. The 30-second promo introduces the major cast and crew.

Aniplex streamed the same trailer on Saturday, albeit without a translation.

Kiznaiver is an original series, which is being helmed by Hiroshi Kobayashi at studio Trigger. Mari Okada (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) will write the show’s script, while Mai Yoneyama (Hill Climb Girl) provides character designs. Yuuki Hayashi (Robotics;Notes, Blood Lad) will score the show’s soundtrack.

Kiznaiver VIsual 002 - 20160209The confirmed cast includes:

  • Noriko Sonozaki: Hibiku Yamamura
  • Katsuhira Agata: Yuuki Kaji
  • Yoshiharu Hisomu: Kōtarō Nishiyama
  • Nico Niyama: Misaki Kuno
  • Tsuguhito Yuta: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Hajime Tenga: Tomoaki Maeno
  • Chidori Takashiro: Yuka Terasaki
  • Tsuguhito Yuta: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Honoka Maki: Rina Satou
  • Yoshiharu Hisomu: Kōtarō Nishiyama

Kiznaiver will air on Tokyo MX, ABC Asahi, and BS11. Though the première is set for April, the show’s staff will host an advance screening of the first two episodes on March 27. Boom Boom Satellites will perform the show’s opening, while Sangatsu no Phantasia performs the ending.

Kiznaiver VIsual 001 - 20160209The show is set in fictional Japanese city Sugomori City, which is built on reclaimed land. While it was once a bustling metropolis, the settlement is seeing its population dwindle as years go by.

Through Sugomori City, the Kizuna System maintains order. It’s an incomplete process, which ultimately aims to create world peace by linking those connected to it via their wounds. When these folks, known as Kiznaivers, are wounded, the system divides the pain of the injury among the entire Kiznaiver population.

Katsuhira is the latest Kiznaiver. After receiving the news from classmate Sonosaki, Katsuhira finds himself in a situation that will set him apart from his peers.

Several character visuals have been released to promote the project, which you can check out below:

Source: Crunchyroll