So, hype train anyone? For those of you who may be in the dark depths of anime knowledge, please allow me to enlighten you all on, Kiznaiver. This upcoming anime is being created by the godly studio that is Trigger. These folks have been behind some pretty awesome anime, I.E. Little Witch Academia & Kill La Kill. Kiznaiver is just the latest in a budding company that is seeking to add a bit of spice and zing to the anime industry. While the promotional video in this article may be a month old, it is building hype none-the-less. Considering that we are now only half a month plus nine days away from April 9th, the date when this anime will begin its exclusive simulcast on Crunchyroll! I cannot express how stoked I am for this anime to see the light of day. Anyone who knows me, knows that I feel massively in love with, Kill La Kill. The animation was superb and the story line was so gripping that it dragged you along with it. Kiznaiver aims to do that and more. With an absolutely gorgeous art style and more,
While little details about the plot has surfaced, the anime follows a group of individuals most notably, one Katsuhira Agata who is selected to become a Kiznaiver by a fellow classmate Noriko Sonozaki. He happens to lack reception to almost all pain and is perfect for the group called, Kiznaiver. This is a group of apathetic individuals who are generally emotionless and lack any feeling towards pain or even happiness. The members can share what is called a “Kizuna” or “Connection” in order to share pain with their receptive other as well as memories. While an odd concept it does have us here at OGZ intrigued none the least. The anime will use this, Kizuna system as the underlying plot in which the group attempts to bring a unified peace to the world by connecting people’s memories and experiences through their wounds.
When thinking about it, that is a pretty odd idea yet also an effective one. Wounds are often personal things that define us all. We all have a wound or two that we do not show unless it is towards someone with whom we can connect with. While the bulk of the anime remains shrouded in mystery, they have let us in on a small detail that concerns the plot. When one member of the Kiznaiver is wounded, the others will share in that pain. I can only guess that it can generate some pretty harsh moments of pure agony, which may be used as a some sort of weapon later on. Speculation at this point but speculation is what fuels us all none-the-less.
As far as run time goes, we can only guess as to the amount of episodes that will be aired. Judging from their last anime, Kill La Kill, I can hope that we are given a modest 24 episode run. That being said, 12 episodes seem just as likely due to the simple fact that there are more and more anime adopting this short run format. Bear in mind that this is also due to budgeting limitations or prior contractual agreements. With a lot of time left in the countdown to the anime, we can hopefully expect to see some more PV’s pop up onto YouTube and Crunchyroll. If you have heard about this anime or if this is your first time hearing of it, feel free to let us know what you think down in the comments below! We can also be reached via our official Twitter page!
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