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Rock Band Kūsō Iinkai's Crowdfund Anime Will Premiere on May 19

posted on 2018-05-15 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Last year, the rock band Kūsō Iinkai launched a crowdfund campaign to raise 6 million yen (about US$53,000) to fund an anime short titled "Naniiiro no Nani" (What of What Color). The campaign was ultimately a success and the group's short anime will premiere on the Nico Nico streaming service on Saturday at 10 p.m JST.

The short's story centers on a painter named Kanata whose work is not selling well and a woman named Haruka who loves paintings. The pair meet at a small art gallery. The above trailer features Kūsō Iinkai's track "My Hero." The band is providing all the music for the short.

The band worked together with its vocalist and guitarist Ryūichi Miura is providing the scenario. It took approximately seven months to complete the anime. Idol anime regular Toshiki Masuda voices Kanata and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls' Ruriko Aoki voices Haruka. The pair previously worked together on Samurai Flamenco. Mitsuyuki Ishibashi (Urawa no Usagi-chan) is credited as the short's director and scriptwriter, Ryo Nakatomi (MAOYU Anthology) is credited for character design, and studio Magic Zoo's Mariko Nagamine is credited as animation producer.

Kūsō Iinkai made its independent debut in 2011, followed by a major debut in 2014. The group released its third album, titled Deforme no Aojashin (Deformed Blueprint), last year. The band performed the ending theme song "Vision" for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television anime and the song "Nijūrasen Kōzō" (Double Helix Structure) for the live-action film of Sanami Suzuki's The Little Match Girl (Match Shōjo) manga.

Source: Comic Natalie


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