Anime Boston 2016, which is North East Anime Convention?s cornerstone circuit since it?s launch in 2003, commands crowds of thousands to visit during its 3-day convention. It?s no wonder that it?s the stage chosen, under the supervision of the New England Anime Society, to launch Trigger?s newest anime, called ?Kiznaiver?.
?Kiznaiver? will be directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, who worked on several titles including Trigger?s KILL la KILL, Yozakura Quartet, Tiger and Bunny and Vividred Operation. Kobayashi is also the current second director of Rage of Bahamut GENESIS. According to Crunchyroll, the streaming of the said anime will start in spring, hosted by the website itself. As part of its promotional stint, ?Kiznaiver has revealed some of its characters on their Twitter account and they include, Nico Niyama, played by Misaki Kuno. and Yoshiharu Hisomu, played by K?tar? Nishiyama.
Other characters featured on the video introduction includes Chidori Takashiro, played by Yuka Terasaki; Honoka Maki, played by Rina Satou; Hajime Tenga, played by Tomoaki Maeno, and Tsuguhito Yuta, played by Nobunaga Shimazaki.
The storyline of the anime revolves around a simple phrase that says ?You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.? That phrase was uttered by Sonosaki to her classmate Katsuhira. Under the Kizuma System, the people of Sugomori City are connected by wounds. Once wounded, a character will be able to connect to others, despite their varied personalities.
By connecting their wounds, Sugomori City retains its peacefulness because of the dedication of the Kiznaivers in sacrificing themselves. ?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.?
Trigger is a Japanese animation studio that also catered to the short film ?Little Witch Academia.? Its first series anime ?Kill la Kill? aired from October 2013 to March 2014 wherein, they also started the Kickstarter funds to do second season of ?Little Witch Academis.?
According to Anime News Asia, Kiznaiver is derived from the word Kizuna, meaning the incomplete system of the Sugomori City, and the word ?naive.? On April 9, at 11:30 p.m. the Kiznaiver series will debut in Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV and BS11 with streaming slate on NicoNico every Sunday at 10 p.m.
The Anime Boston 2016, which will happen on March 25 – 27, is also set to have the Undokai! theme, so make sure to pack your best Cosplays and head to the Hynes Convention Center, Prudential Center in Boston, Massachusetts on the dates mentioned.