Kurokami The Animation to Premiere Tonight on IATV


January 8, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. wanted to remind everyone that the U.S. broadcast of the anime series Kurokami (The Animation) from Sunrise (Code Geass, Gundam 00) is tonight, January 8th, on ImaginAsian TV (IATV) at 8pm est/pst. This is part of a historic simultaneous release of an anime series. The series will be broadcast in Japan on TV ASAHI at 2:40 a.m. on January 8th and in Korea on January 9th at 10pm on AniBOX.

Kurokami The Animation is based on the manga by the same name from Korean creative team consisting of writer Young Lim Dall and artist Park Sung Woo (the manga has been released in the U.S. by Yen Press under the title Black God). The anime is directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi (director of The Twelve Kingdoms) with series story composition by Reiko Yoshida, and character designs and animation direction by Hiroyuki Nishimura (Fatal Fury, Full Metal Alchemist the movies). The story centers on a world in which one's happiness and misfortunes, even their lives are controlled by “luck.” In this world, there are tree identical looking people in existence who split between them an energy-like force called “Tera.” This energy can be attributed to the amount of “Luck” or “Life Energy” that an individual possesses. There also exists beings who observe the human world, maintaining the balance of Tera, known as the “Coexistence Equilibrium.” These beings possess ability that surpass that of a normal human being and reside in hiding in places known as the “Pure Place” in tribes. They are called the Tera Guardians. This is a tale of battle that begins with the meeting between a human boy named Keita and a young Tera Guardian girl named Kuro...

Following its U.S. broadcast it will be released on DVD in 2009 by Bandai Entertainment Inc.


About Bandai Entertainment Inc. www.bandai-ent.com
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, Lucky Star, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Sword of the Stranger, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and many more.

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