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Aniplus HD Airs Simulcasts of Kiznaiver, Endride, Bungo Stray Dogs, Big Order

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Endride premieres on Sunday, Kiznaiver premieres on April 9

Regional anime channel Aniplus HD announced last Thursday and this Monday that it will air the Kiznaiver, Endride, Bungo Stray Dogs, and Big Order anime series. New episodes will premiere on the channel on the same day they premiere in Japan.

Kiznaiver premieres on the channel on April 9 at 11:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Thailand, and 12:00 a.m. in Singapore, one hour after an episode airs in Japan. The show will continue to run in the same time slot every Saturday.

Aniplus HD describes the series:

The story takes place in Sugomori, a city built upon reclaimed land that once prospered as a futuristic city. One high school boy living there, Agata Katsuhira, is somehow unable to feel any pain. One day just before the start of summer break, Katsuhira is called by a mysterious girl named Sonozaki Noriko and chosen to become one of a group of people who share one another's pain: a "Kiznaiver." Several of his classmates have also been chosen as part of this group, but they're all people from different circles who normally wouldn't associate with each other. Sonozaki calls this an experiment for the purpose of guiding their battle-ridden world toward peace. After learning all this, many trials befall them one after another. The story of the summer experienced by these students chosen to bear one another's pain begins here!

The anime's cast includes:

Studio Trigger and Mari Okada are credited with the show's original work. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Rage of Bahamut Genesis assistant director, Kill la Kill episode director) will make his directorial debut with the anime at Studio Trigger, and Mari Okada (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) is both writing and overseeing the scripts. Shirow Miwa (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, supercell illustrator) is drawing the original character designs, while Mai Yoneyama (Japan Animator Expo "Hill Climb Girl," Kill la Kill animation director) is adapting those character designs for animation. Yuuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, Robotics;Notes, Death Parade) is composing the show's music.

Endride already premiered on the channel on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Thailand, and 11:00 p.m. in Singapore. The show will continue to run in the same time slot every Sunday.

Aniplus HD describes the series:

Shun Asanaga is a typical 15-year-old junior high boy with an optimistic outlook and a sunny disposition. His father, a scientific scholar and businessman, runs a company where, one day, Shun happens to discover a mysterious crystal. As soon as Shun touched the crystal, his world suddenly warped and he found himself sucked into ENDORA, a world on the other side of Earth. Meanwhile in a castle in ENDORA, a young prince by the name of Emilio, who had just celebrated his 16th birthday, harboured a deep hatred toward Delzaine, the reigning king. Since Emilio became of age to succeed the throne, he armed himself and was finally ready to carry out his revenge, but was no match for the powerful king who captured and threw Emilio in prison. As he was drowning in deep despair, a prison wall suddenly warped to reveal Shun. One boy longing to return home to his world and another longing to fulfil his revenge begin their adventure in ENDORA. What future lies ahead for these two young men, brought up in different worlds?

The cast includes:

Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Sengoku Collection) is directing the anime at the studio Brains Base (Natsume's Book of Friends, RIN-NE). Touko Machida (Show By Rock!!, Lucky Star, The [email protected]) is in charge of the series scripts. Each character was designed by either Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin, Buso Renkin) or Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!).

Bungo Stray Dogs will premiere on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Bangkok, and 11:00 p.m. in Singapore. The show will continue to run in the same time slot every Thursday.

Aniplus HD describes the series:

Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives.

he "battle action" story centers around a league of literary figures with supernatural powers. For example, in real life, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa wrote acclaimed stories that inspired Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon film and the Aoi Bungaku Series anime's Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) arc. In Bungo Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, these writers solve mysteries as part of the "Armed Detective Agency."

The series mainly features Japanese authors such as Rampo Edogawa, Kenji Miyazawa, Osamu Dazai, Atsushi Nakajima, Doppo Kunikida, and Akiko Yoshino. The series has also featured contemporary Japanese authors such as Yukito Ayatsuji (Another novel/manga/anime/live-action film, Tsukidate no Satsujin) and Natsuhiko Kyogoku (Requiem from the Darkness, Mōryō no Hako, Tōfu Kozō, Loups-Garous), as well as overseas authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Agatha Christie, and Dan Brown.

Takuya Igarashi and Yoji Enokido, the director and screenwriter team behind Ouran High School Host Club and Star Driver, are helming the anime at Studio BONES. Nobuhiro Arai (Chaika the Coffin Princess) is handling character design and is serving as chief animation director alongside Hiroki Kanno (Blast of Tempest). Ryō Hirata is handling prop design and sub character design, while Fumihiro Katagai (Chaika the Coffin Princess) is in charge of gun design. Taku Iwasaki (Gatchaman Crowds, Black Butler) is composing the music and Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Ghost in the Shell, Blue Exorcist) is serving as sound director at Glovision.

GRANRODEO is performing the series' opening theme song. Luck Life is performing the series' ending theme song "Namae o Yobu yo" (Call My Name).

Big Order will premiere on April 16 at 10:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Bangkok, and 11:00 p.m. in Singapore. The show will continue to run in the same time slot every Saturday.

Aniplus HD describes the anime:

Ten years ago, a child wished for the destruction of the world. Now, a group of people has the ability to grant their wishes depending on their power. They are called "Order User." Before these great people who have the power of "Order," one person excels the most with the ability to rule and conquer the world and turn people into puppets when it is in his jurisdiction. This power belongs to Hoshimiya Eiji, who is also responsible for the destructive phenomena that happened exactly ten years ago.

Nobuharu Kamanaka will return from the previous Big Order OVA adaptation to direct the television anime. Katsuhiko Takayama (Demonbane, Aldnoah.Zero, And Yet the Town Moves) is in charge of supervising the scripts. Chiaki Kojima (The Future Diary) is designing the characters for animation. asread is animating the series.

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