Mekakucity Actors/Kagerou Daze Gets More Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
The four-part Niconico streaming program "Seek at Mekakucity," which began on August 7 and featured Kagerou Project characters, ended on Tuesday with an announcement that the franchise will get "more anime." The end of the video reveals a tentative title for a new anime: "Mekakucity Reload."
The video did not specify that the new anime would be a sequel to the first television anime. However, the video did specify that the new anime is not the immersive MX4D anime short film that is slated for this winter.
JIN's Kagerou Project began as a Vocaloid song series that JIN wrote and composed in 2011. JIN launched the Kagerou Daze light novel series in May 2012, with illustrations by Sidu. Kadokawa published the novel series' sixth volume in March 2015, with the seventh volume slated for August 29. Mahiro Satou launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine in June of the same year, and Kadokawa published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on March 26. The series inspired a 12-episode television anime adaptation titled Mekaku City Actors in 2014.
Yen Press publishes both the light novel series and manga in North America. The company published the novel series' fourth volume on July 19, and published manga's sixth volume on July 26. Crunchyroll streamed the Mekaku City Actors anime as it aired in Japan.