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Viz Media Licenses K: Seven Stories Film Series

posted on by Karen Ressler
6-part theatrical series is premiering in Japan this year

Viz Media announced at its Anime Boston panel on Friday that it has licensed the six-part K: Seven Stories theatrical film project. Viz's license for K includes digital streaming, EST, home video, and merchandising rights for both anime television series and the K: Missing Kings film.

Shingo Suzuki is returning as director and character designer at the studio GoHands the anime. GoRA and GoHands are once again credited for the original story. GoRA is also credited with writing and oveerseeing the series scripts. Mikio Endo is again composing the music. Music group angela is performing all six ending theme songs — one for each of the six parts. The group is also performing the opening theme song "SURVIVE!" for all six parts. Each of the ending theme songs is named after each part's subtitle.

The first film, R:B ~Blaze~, will open in Japanese theaters on July 7, and it stars:

  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Mikoto Suoh
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Reisi Munakata
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Izumo Kusanagi
  • Yuuki Kaji as Tatara Totsuka
  • Taku Yashiro as Daichi Yamata
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Seri Awashima

The second film, SIDE:BLUE ~Tenrō no Gotoku, opens on August 4, and stars:

  • Tomokazu Sugita as Reisi Munakata
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Gōki Zenjō
  • Shimba Tsuchiya as Takeru Kusuhara
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Jin Habari
  • Tomoaki Maeno as Gen Shiotsu
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Seri Awashima
  • Mamoru Miyano as Saruhiko Fushimi

The third film, SIDE:GREEN ~Uwagaki Sekai~, opens on September 1, and stars:

  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Nagare Hisui
  • Rie Kugimiya as Skukuna Gojo
  • Masakazu Morita as Yukari Mishakuji
  • Houchu Ohtsuka as Tenkei Iwafune
  • Kaori Nazuka as Douhan Hirasaka
  • Hiro Shimono as Kotosaka

The schedule for the rest of the episodes is:

  • Episode 4 Lost Small World ~Ori no Mukō ni (To the Other Side of the Cage) opens on October 6
  • Episode 5 Memory of Red ~BURN~ opens on November 3
  • Episode 6 Circle Vision ~Nameless Song~ opens on December 1

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