Kiznaiver VIsual 001 - 20160209Crunchyroll’s pulling the trigger on a new simulcast’s debut!

Last night, Crunchyroll revealed the première date for Kiznaiver. The company will start streaming the series on April 9, at 8:30AM Pacific (11:30AM Eastern) for premium subscribers in the following regions:

  • The Americas
  • The Middle East
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Nordic territories

More regions will be announced closer to the show’s première.

Kiznaiver VIsual 002 - 20160209Kiznaiver is being directed 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.

Boom Boom Satellites will perform the show’s opening, while Sangatsu no Phantasia performs the ending.

The confirmed voice 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

Crunchyroll announced that they would stream Kiznaiver in December. The company describes the series as follows:

A new project directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, episode director and storyboard artist on KILL LA KILL and RAGE OF BAHAMUT: GENESIS, and written by Mari Okada, known for her portrayals of adolescence in many series such as ANOHANA: THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY and THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART, with original character designs from manga artist Shirow Miwa.

A story about bonds created through wounds. A story about youth, of boys and girls sharing their “pain” starts now!!

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

Source: Crunchyroll