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K: Return of Kings TV Anime Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on 2015-08-15 00:15 EDT
K: Missing Kings artist Haruto Shiota to launch series in October

The September issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine is announcing on Tuesday that the K: Return of Kings television anime will receive a manga adaptation. Haruto Shiota will illustrate the series, and GoRA member Hideyuki Furuhashi will be in charge of story composition. The series will debut in the magazine's November issue on October 17.

Shiota is also ending the K: Missing Kings manga in the magazine's September issue.

K: Return of Kings will premiere in Japan in October. Viz Media announced in July that it licensed the K film, K: Missing Kings, and K: Return of Kings.

The show's official website describes the story of the new anime season:

In modern Japan, where history has strangely overlapped with reality. There, seven "Kings" with great superpowers existed. Along with their clansman to whom they shared their own power with, the kings each formed clans. Order bound by blue, red flames that cause chaos, irregularities that shine in white, and reforms branched off into green. The Kings, each with their own abilities, now...

The Blue King Reisi Munakata, the leader of the Blue Clan "Scepter 4," held great responsibilities on his back. The tower that Gold King Daikaku Kokujōji supervised called the Dresden Slate was still on his mind, and he felt a great burden by killing the previous Red King, Mikoto Suoh.

On the other hand, the former Red Clan "Homra" clansman Anna Kushina experienced the attacks from the Green Clan "jungle" and awakened as the next Red King. By doing this, she bound her comrades through a strong bond once again.

Finally, White Clan members Neko and Kuroh believe that the White King Yashiro is still alive, and seek his whereabouts. However, it was not just them searching for the White King. The Green King Nagare Hisui once again...

With "jungle" once again jumping back into action, the fates of the various Kings are brought together.

The second season's cast will include:



Daisuke Namikawa as Yashiro Isana



Daisuke Ono as Kuroh Yatogami



Mikako Komatsu as Neko



Hiro Shimono as Kotosaka



Jun Fukuyama as Misaki Yata



Kaori Nazuka as Dōhan Hirasaka



Mamoru Miyano as Saruhiko Fushimi



Miyuki Sawashiro as Seri Awashima



Satomi Satou as Kukuri Yukizome



Shozo Iizuka as Daikaku Kokujōji



Takahiro Sakurai as Izumo Kusanagi



Tomokazu Sugita as Reisi Munakata



Yui Horie as Anna Kushina



Yūichi Nakamura as Rikio Kamamoto



Yuuki Kaji as Tatara Totsuka



Kenjiro Tsuda as Mikoto Suoh



Kenjiro Tsuda as Gouki Zenjo

The anime will also star Kazuyuki Okitsu as Nagare Hisui.

Shingo Suzuki will serve as the director and character designer for the new season at studio GoHands. Suzuki previously directed the first season and the K: Missing Kings sequel film. Yui Horie will perform "Asymmetry" as the anime's opening theme, and CustomiZ will perform "Kai" (Solution) as the ending theme.

The other main staff is as follows:

Original Work: GoRA x GoHands
Chief Animation Director: Makoto Furuta
Mechanical Designer: Hiroshi Okubo
Chief Animators: Takayuki Uchida, Naoki Okada, Hiroshi Okubo
Series Composition: GoRA
Series Director: Hiromitsu Kanazawa
Music: Mikio Endo

The first television anime premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed it in North America as it aired. An English dub streamed on Viz's Neon Alley service. Viz released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The anime has also inspired multiple manga adaptations and spinoffs.


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