New series animated by Polygon Pictures begins on January 11
The official website for the upcoming Kaina of the Great Snow Sea anime released a brand new main trailer today, as well as a new key visual for the series and announcing the opening and ending themes. Yorshka will perform the opening theme “Telepath,” with GreeeN performing the ending theme “Juvenile.” The series is also scheduled to premiere on January 11 on the +Ultra programming block in Japan.
1/11よりフジテレビ「+Ultra」他にて放送開始『#大雪海のカイナ』本予告解禁！— 『大雪海のカイナ』公式 (@ooyukiumi_kaina) November 22, 2022
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New Key Visual
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 voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya (Nicholas D. Wolfwood in TRIGUN STAMPEDE)
- Liliha voiced by Rie Takahashi (Sumi Sakurasawa in Rent-a-Girlfriend)
- Yaona voiced by Ayumu Murase (Hinata Shoyo in Haikyu!!)
- Amerote voiced by Maaya Sakamoto (Echidna in Re:ZERO)
- Olinoga voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi (Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
- Ngapoji voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
- Handagil voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama (Link in The Legend of Zelda)
- Halesola voiced by Kenyu Horiuchi (Pain in Naruto Shippuden)
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.
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