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Hulu, Neon Alley Stream K: Return of Kings TV Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sequel series premiered in Japan on Friday

Viz Media announced on Friday that it began streaming the first episode of the K: Return of Kings anime on Hulu and Viz's Neon Alley service. The anime premiered on television in Japan on Friday.

Viz Media announced in July that it licensed the K film, K: Missing Kings, and K: Return of Kings. Hulu and Neon Alley are also currently streaming English-dubbed and -subtitled versions of the first anime season and an English-subtitled version of the film.

The official website for K: Return of Kings 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 includes:

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

Shōzō 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 also stars Kazuyuki Okitsu as Nagare Hisui.

Shingo Suzuki is serving 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 is performing "Asymmetry" as the anime's opening theme, and CustomiZ is performing "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 September issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine announced in August that Haruto Shiota will illustrate a manga adaptation of the anime series. GoRA member Hideyuki Furuhashi will be in charge of story composition, and the manga will debut on October 17.

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.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip

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