Kaina of the Great Snow Sea Anime to Have World Premiere at Crunchyroll Expo 2022

Anime from manga artist Tsutomu Nihei to air in January 2023

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The official website for the upcoming Kaina of the Great Snow Sea anime announced today the series will begin its broadcast in January 2023, alongside releasing a brand-new trailer and key art. Additionally, the first four episodes will have their world premiere at this year’s Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday, August 6 at 7:45pm PT.


Teaser Trailer



Key Art

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea key visual



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Originally announced on January 20, Kaina of the Great Snow Sea is an original new story from manga artist Tsutomu Nihei (Knights of Sidonia, Aposimz). The series follows the story of Kaina and Liliha, two young people from different worlds, whose journey to save the world begins upon their introduction. A manga of the series drawn by Itoe Takemoto (The Beast Player) will also be published in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius starting on February 26, 2022. The English edition will be made available on Crunchyroll.


The staff and cast are as follows:


  • Director: Hiroaki Ando (Listeners, Ajin: Demi-Human)
  • Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai (Natsume Yujin-cho)
  • Script: Sadayuki Murai, Tetsuya Yamada (Knights of Sidonia)
  • Main Theme: Hiroyuki Sawano (Promare)
  • Music: Kohta Yamamoto (Attack on Titan Final Season), Misaki Umase (Precure series)
  • Animation Production: Polygon Pictures


  • Kaina: Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Liliha: Rie Takahashi
  • Yaona: Ayumu Murase
  • Amerote: Maaya Sakamoto
  • Olinoga: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • Ngapoji: Tomokazu Sugita
  • Handagil: Nobuyuki Hiyama
  • Halesola: Kenyu Horiuchi


Kaina of the Great Snow Sea will premiere on Crunchyroll for members Worldwide outside of Asia when it airs in January 2023. The series is the second to come from the +Ultra announcement programming partnership between Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, and Slow Curve, which was previously announced in September 2021.


Source: Kaina of the Great Snow Sea official website, Twitter



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