What was lost may soon be found in short order.
Earlier today, Netflix’s United States division published a press release listing Lost Song‘s premiere date as March 31. The announcement hasn’t been reflected on the show’s official Netflix page as of press time, though the date was confirmed in a press release.
We’ve reached out to Netflix, who noted that the March 31 premiere date was strictly for Japan, where the show will stream as a weekly program. The series will receive a full-season release worldwide later this year.
Lost Song will streaming on Netflix’s Japanese service starting March 31. New episodes will stream weekly on Saturdays. The title is slated to stream worldwide in Summer 2018. The show will air on Japanese TV, with the following schedule:
- Tokyo MX: 4/7/2018 at 25:30 (4/8/2018 at 1:30AM)
- Sun TV: 4/7/2018 at 25:30 (4/8/2018 at 1:30AM)
- KBS Kyoto: 4/8/2018 at 23:30 (4/8/2018 at 11:30PM)
- TV Aichi: 4/8/2018 at 25:35 (4/9/2018 at 1:35AM)
- BS Fuji: 4/11/2018 at 24:00 (4/12/2018 at midnight)
The title is an original co-production between Liden Films and Dwango. Series creators Junpei and Morita are directing the project at Liden Films and penning the scripts. Tomonori Fukuda (Robotics;Notes) provided the original character designs for the series.
Yuki Tamura will perform closing theme Tears Echo, while Konomi Suzuki handles opening theme Utaeba Soko ni Kimi ga Iru Kara (If I Sing, You Will Be There).
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Yūsuke Shirato
- Song Lyrics: Aki Hata
- Background Art: Dehogallery
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Rin: Konomi Suzuki
- Finis: Yukari Tamura
- Pony Goodlight: Chiaki Takahashi
- Monica Rukkusu: Asami Seto
- Al: Misaki Kuno
- Henry Leopold: Seiichirō Yamashita
- Corte/Mel: Ai Kayano
- Bazra Beamorusu: Tsuyoshi Koyama
- Rūdo Bernstein IV: Yuuto Suzuki
- Doctor Weizen: Mitsuru Ogata
- Talgia Hawkley: Hiroshi Itō
Netflix describes the series as:
An all-new, classic fantasy starring Yukari Tamura and Konomi Suzuki as the two heroines.
Rin (Konomi Suzuki), an energetic girl who loves to eat, lives in a verdant frontier village.
Deep within the royal palace in the bustling capital city, the songstress Finis (Yukari Tamura) spends her days in solitude. Both share a special power no other person has. A miraculous power that can heal wounds, create water and stir the wind — the power of song. Guided by destiny, the two young women each face an arduous journey with the power of song. The shadow of war looms over the kingdom, tainting even the miraculous songs with the blood of innocents. Loved ones meet their deaths as silent screams echo through a stone prison. As two destinies intersect, will the final song be one of despair, hope or…? The series is comprised of 12 episodes, and is a LIDENFILMS x Dwango co-production. Lost Song will debut globally on Netflix in 2018.
Sources: Netflix Media Room
Update 3/15/2018, 7:53PM: We’ve heard back from Netflix, and updated our coverage accordingly.
Update 3/15/2018, 11:00PM: We received a follow-up from Netflix, which states that March 31 is the Japanese premiere date. The series will receive a full-season release worldwide later this year We’ve updated our coverage accordingly.