Anime Pilipinas has learned that the pan-regional anime channel ANIPLUS HD is set to start their Spring 2016 anime season with two simulcast titles, which are Endride and Kiznaiver.
Shun Asanaga is a typical 15-year-old junior high boy with an optimistic outlook and a sunny disposition. His father, a scientific scholar and businessman, runs a company where, one day, Shun happens to discover a mysterious crystal. As soon as Shun touched the crystal, his world suddenly warped and he found himself sucked into ENDORA, a world on the other side of Earth.
Meanwhile in a castle in ENDORA, a young prince by the name of Emilio, who had just celebrated his 16th birthday, harboured a deep hatred toward Delzaine, the reigning king.
Since Emilio became of age to succeed the throne, he armed himself and was finally ready to carry out his revenge, but was no match for the powerful king who captured and threw Emilio in prison. As he was drowning in deep despair, a prison wall suddenly warped to reveal Shun.
One boy longing to return home to his world and another longing to fulfil his revenge begin their adventure in ENDORA. What future lies ahead for these two young men, brought up in different worlds?
Endride is an original anime series produced by the anime studio Brain’s Base, which will be directed by Keiji Gotou, who directed the Kiddy Grade series, while Wake Up, Girls! scriptwriter Touko Machida is handling the scripts, and character designs are made by Kazushi Hagiwara and Nobuhiro Watsuki.
The Japanese voice casts are lead by Toshiki Masuda (“Ryoga Kamishiro”, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) as “Emilio Ranguhaimu”, Kensho Ono (“Tetsuya Kuroko”, Kuroko’s Basketball) as “Shun Asanaga” and Karen Miyama (“Koyuki Kazehana”, Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow) as “Alicia”.
Endride premieres on April 3, airing every Sunday nights at 11:00pm SIN (10:00pm JKT/BKK). Same day as Japan.
The story takes place in Sugomori, a city built upon reclaimed land that once prospered as a futuristic city. One high school boy living there, Agata Katsuhira, is somehow unable to feel any pain. One day just before the start of summer break, Katsuhira is called by a mysterious girl named Sonozaki Noriko and chosen to become one of a group of people who share one another’s pain: a “Kiznaiver.” Several of his classmates have also been chosen as part of this group, but they’re all people from different circles who normally wouldn’t associate with each other.
Sonozaki calls this an experiment for the purpose of guiding their battle-ridden world toward peace. After learning all this, many trials befall them one after another. The story of the summer experienced by these students chosen to bear one another’s pain begins here!
Kiznaiver is an original anime series produced by anime studio Trigger and Aniplex, which is written by veteran scriptwriter Mari Okada and character designs by Shirow Miwa & Mai Yoneyama. Hiroshi Kobayashi, who previously worked in titles like Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and Kill la Kill, will make his directorial debut in the anime.
The Japanese voice casts are lead by Yuuki Kaji (“Eren Jaeger”, Attack on Titan) as “Katsuhira Agata” and Hibiku Yamamura (“Haruna”, Arpeggio of Blue Steel) as “Noriko Sonozaki”.
Kiznaiver premieres on April 9, airing every Saturday at 12:00am SIN (Friday nights at 11:00pm JKT/BKK). One hour after the Japanese telecast.
A representative of the network says that they will announce more simulcast titles in the coming days, and we will be updating you when that happens.