Kubikiri Cycle Anime Volumes 3 to 8 Delayed by a Month

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd volume of OVA series based on NisiOisin's Zaregoto novels ships on Wednesday

The official website for Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregoto Tsukai (Decapitation Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Prankster), the original video anime project based on the first volume in NisiOisin's Zaregoto novel series, announced on Tuesday that the release date of volumes three to eight of the anime have each been delayed by one month. The new release dates are as follows:

  • Volume 3: January 25
  • Volume 4: February 22
  • Volume 5: March 29
  • Volume 6: April 26
  • Volume 7: May 24
  • Volume 8: June 28

The second OVA episode will ship on Wednesday, November 30.

The first of eight planned DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes shipped on October 26. Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes retail for 3,600 yen (about US$36), and include a "character commentary" written by NisiOisin, a 12-page booklet, and a clear case.

The OVA's cast includes:

Yuuki Kaji as Boku

Aoi Yūki as Tomo

Yu Shimamura as Akane

Ayako Kawasumi as Kanami

Kenji Hamada as Sakaki

Aya Endo as Maki

Haruna Ikezawa as Yayoi

Mariya Ise as Iria

Ryoko Shintani as Hikari

Yuko Goto as Teruko

Yuko Kaida as Aikawa

Akiyuki Simbo (Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is serving as chief director and working with Fuyashi Tou (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi) on series composition. Yuki Yase (Nisemonogatari episode director) is directing. Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, Kizumonogatari) is adapting Take's character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director with Hirofumi Suzuki (The Last -Naruto the Movie-). Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) is composing the music. SHAFT is animating the project. Sangatsu no Phantasia (Kiznaiver) is performing the opening theme song "Cobalt World" and Kalafina is performing the ending theme song "Marchen."

Vertical announced last month that it has licensed the novel. Del Rey previously released the novel in English in 2008, and the second novel in 2010.

[Via Otakomu]

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