Crunchyroll to Publish Kiznaiver Manga Online
posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will publish Roji Karegishi's manga tie-in to Studio Trigger and Mari Okada's Kiznaiver anime on its Crunchyroll Manga platform. Chapter #0 will launch worldwide on Friday at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Dengeki Maoh magazine will publish the manga simultaneously in Japan.
The manga's Japanese publisher, Kadokawa, is a new publisher for Crunchyroll Manga.
Crunchyroll will stream the anime series starting on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The first two episodes will premiere at Sakura-Con on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. PDT. The event will screen the first two episodes, and then it will have a live stream of the early screening event in Japan, which will feature the voice actors Yuuki Kaji and Hibiku Yamamura.
The series will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 on April 9 at 11:30 p.m. The series will also air on TV Aichi and ABC Asahi Broadcasting, and it will also stream on Niconico on Sundays at 10 p.m.
The anime's setting is a fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City, which 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.