Kiznaiver Home Release on July 30
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that it will release Studio Trigger's Kiznaiver on July 30 as a Collectors Blu-ray and a standard DVD.
The Collectors Blu-ray will contain a 40-page art book showing location artwork.
There will also be an 'exclusive' version of the Collector's Blu-ray available from the AllTheAnime site which will also contain a larger (B5-sized) 116-page book, including character artwork and illustrations.
Kiznaiver (right) has been rated '15' for 'strong sex references and bloody images'. The setting of Studio Trigger's TV anime series is a fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City, which is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city's population is decreasing. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: "You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver." The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.
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) made his directorial debut with the anime at Studio Trigger, and Mari Okada (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, anohana, The Anthem of the Heart) wrote and oversaw the scripts. Shirow Miwa (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, supercell illustrator) drew the original character designs, while Mai Yoneyama (Japan Animator Expo "Hill Climb Girl," Kill la Kill animation director) adapted those character designs for animation. Yūki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, Robotics;Notes, Death Parade) composed the show's music.