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Kiznaiver is a 2016 Japanese anime television series produced by Trigger, Aniplex, and Crunchyroll and written by Mari Okada. The series features character designs by Shirow Miwa. It also features the directorial debut of Hiroshi Kobayashi, assistant director of the anime Rage of Bahamut and episode director for Kill la Kill. Kiznaiver follows seven high school students who are chosen to be a part of an experimental program promoting world peace which creates bonds between people by forcing them to share each other's pain. It is thematically similar to Trigger's previous works, which deal with problems attributed to character interaction. It aired from April 10 to June 26, 2016.

Synopsis

The fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city's population is decreasing. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: "You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver." The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Cast[]

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Katsuhira Agata Yūki Kaji Rylan Strachan
Noriko Sonozaki Hibiku Yamamura Natasha Strickey
Chidori Takashiro Yuka Terasaki Caitlynne Medrek
Hajime Tenga Tomoaki Maeno Lucas Gilbertson
Nico Niiyama Misaki Kuno Katrina Salisbury
Tsuguhito Yuta Nobunaga Shimazaki Scott Roberts
Honoka Maki Rina Satō Lori Bachynski
Yoshiharu Hisomu Kōtarō Nishiyama Hans Wackershauser
Kazunao Yamada Junichi Suwabe Michael Adamthwaite
Mutsumi Urushibara Mie Sonozaki Jennifer Cameron

Trivia[]

  • This is the first and so-far only English dub from Aniplex to be recorded in Canada.

Transmission via Streaming[]

Company Date Category Format Content Country
Crunchyroll Logo January 31, 2018 Anime Digital 12 eps. United States United States

External Links[]

  • Kiznaiver at the Internet Movie Database
  • Kiznaiver (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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