K: Seven Stories Main VisualThese stories shall be told in a place of excitement and drama.

Earlier today, Viz Media announced that the K: Seven Stories film project will make its world premiere at Anime Expo. The first feature, R:B ~Blaze~ will be shown, with Japanese cosplayer KANAME ☆ attending the screening.

Anime Expo 2018 will be held from July 5–8, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Series director Shingo Suzuki (Coppelion) will return to direct and provide character designs for the project at GoHands, with GoRA handling and overseeing the scripts. Mikio Endo is returning to score the soundtracks. Both GoHands and GoRA are credited with the original concept.

K: Seven Stories Episode 1: R:B ~Blaze~ VisualAngela will perform theme song SURVIVE!. Each ending theme song will be named after the film’s subtitle.

The full release schedule for the Seven Stories line is as follows:

  • 7/7/2018: K: Seven Stories Episode 1: R:B ~Blaze~
  • 8/4/2018: K: Seven Stories Episode 2: SIDE:BLUE ~Tenrō no Gotoku (SIDE:BLUE ~Like Sirius)
  • 9/1/2018: K: Seven Stories Episode 3: SIDE:GREEN ~Uwagaki Sekai~ (SIDE:GREEN ~The Overwritten World)
  • 10/6/2018: K: Seven Stories Episode 4: Lost Small World ~Ori no Mukō ni (Lost Small World ~To the Far side of the Cage)
  • 11/3/2018: K: Seven Stories Episode 5: Memory of Red ~BURN~
  • 12/1/2018: K: Seven Stories Episode 6: Circle Vision ~Nameless Song~

Several of the films share titles with existing works within the franchise. K: R:B, K SIDE:BLUE, and K:SIDE:GREEN are all light novels within the franchise. K: Memory of Red is a manga by GoRA and illustrator Yui Kuroe that ran from May 2012 through August 2013.

K: Lost Small World is an ongoing manga series by GoRA and illustrators Ookita and Yoru. The series, which currently runs in Hatsu Kiss magazine, received a light novel adaptation in 2014.

The K: Seven Stories film project was first announced in April 2016.

Viz Media holds the domestic rights to KK: Missing Kings, and K: Return of Kings. The series is currently available for streaming via Hulu and Viz Media’s website.

Sources: Twitter (VIZMedia)