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Kings Game Confirmed for UK Streaming

posted on by Andrew Osmond
First episode will be streamed on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Anime Limited made the following announcement on its All The Anime blog.

Watching King's Game The Animation [aka Ōsama Game] this autumn couldn't be simpler, as we're partnering with Crunchyroll to bring the show to fans in the United Kingdom. The series begins on Thursday 5th October at 5PM UK time, and you'll be able to find new episodes streaming every Thursday moving forward at the same time. All episodes will be broadcast in Japanese with English subtitles.

We can also confirm at this point that we do additionally hold the home video rights to the series, but we don't have any news or plans in that regard yet.

King's Game The Animation is the television anime adaptation of Nobuaki Kanazawa's Ōsama Game (King's Game) cellphone novel.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Kanazawa Nobuaki has transferred to a high school far from where he used to live. Due to an incident at his old school, Nobuaki is afraid of getting close to his new classmates and keeps himself at a distance, but he starts opening up because of a sports day inter-class relay. Then, a single text message from someone calling themselves the "King" is sent to everyone in class. Nobuaki's classmates think it's a simple prank, and don't take it seriously--but Nobuaki knows that a death game is about to begin, and struggles to oppose it...

Noriyoshi Sasaki (Ojisan to Marshmallow) is directing the anime at Seven. Kenji Konuta (Library War, Haitai Nanafa, Ace of Diamond) is in charge of series composition. Kan Soramoto (High School DxD, Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia animation director) and Yōsuke Itō (The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST, Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia animation director) are in charge of character designs, and Soramoto is also credited as the chief animation director.

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