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Ani-One Asia, Aniplus Asia Debut Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood Anime in Asia

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Bushiroad's original historical TV anime premieres on April 6

Nippon TV announced on Monday that it has secured key sales for distribution of Bushiroad's original television anime project JORAN: THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD in Asia through MediaLink Entertainment Limited's Ani-One Asia streaming channel and the Aniplus-Asia television channel.

The anime will premiere on NTV on April 6, and it will also run on BS NTV, and CS NTV+. In addition, each episode will debut one week early on the Hulu service in Japan. The Science Museum's Science Hall in Tokyo will host a preview screening of the first four episodes with the cast and staff on March 27.

NTV describes the anime:

The year is 1931. Prince Tokugawa Yoshinobu is 94 years old and holds absolute control over Japan. Remnants of the Meiji era's culture can be seen around the city, but scientific technology and Japanese esoteric cosmology Onmyodo are also developing, exuding a sense of modernity. Yet lurking behind the glitz is Kuchinawa, a dissident group planning the assassination of the prince, and effectively the fall of the regime. Tasked to extinguish these dissidents is Nue, the government's secret executioner group. Sawa Yukimura, who works for this organization, suffered from an early age at the hands of the Kuchinawa boss. Her entire family was murdered and she dedicated her life to avenging their death.

The cast includes (from left to right in the image above):

Susumu Kudo (K, Coppelion, Tokyo Babylon 2021) is directing the anime at Bakken Record (Pandora to Akubi), and Rika Nezu (Saint Young Men 2013 film, live-action Kimi ni Todoke) is supervising the series scripts and writing them with Kunihiko Okada. Kano Komiyama is designing the characters, and Jun Yamaguchi is credited for production design.

Yukari Yasuda is the art director, and Misako Akama is the color key artist. Masaki Sakamoto is editing. MICHIRU is composing the music, and Yuichi Imaizumi is directing the sound at Sonilude.

A manga adaptation will serialize on the BookLive service. In addition, a stage play adaptation will run at the Meijiza theater this fall.

Source: Press release

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