VIDEO: TV5 uploads advertisement for Norn9 premiere

Sci-fi romance anime set to premiere on April 20, replacing Kantai Collection anime series.

Local terrestrial network TV5 has uploaded the advertisement for the sci-fi romance anime Norn9 on their TV5 AniMEGA social media accounts.

As previously reported, the anime series is set to premiere on terrestrial network TV5’s afternoon anime block starting Thursday, April 20.

The upcoming program will air Every Thursday afternoons at 05:15pm, replacing Kantai Collection, with an encore presentation on Saturday at 11:30am.


© Idea Factory / NORN9 Project

Guided by one particular song, young elementary school student Suzuhara Sorata, from the Heisei Era, is warped through a time skip to an unfamiliar place that looks much like the towns from the Meiji or Taishou period from his textbooks. In this world, he meets three young ladies and nine young men and joins them on a journey aboard the mysterious Norn ship, a giant globe that floats in mid-air. (Synopsis from Aniplus Asia)

Norn9 is an anime adaptation of an “otome game”, developed by Otomate and published by Idea Factory, which was first released in the PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform in 2013 with new games recently released on the PlayStation Vita platform.

The anime adaptation was directed by Takao Abo, who worked on popular anime Macross Frontier, while scripts were handled by Natsuko Takahashi, who worked on the popular comedy My Love Story!!. Yukari Takeuchi adapted character designs by Teita, which was produced by studios Kinema Citrus and Orange.

The Japanese voice cast are lead by Atsushi Abe (“Toichiro Izumida”, Yowamushi Pedal series) as “Sorata Suzuhara”, Ayumi Fujimura (“Chiharu Harukaze”, Hayate the Combat Butler!!) as “Koharu”, Ayahi Takagaki (“Erika Karisawa”, Durarara!!) as “Mikoto Kuga”, and Asami Seto (“Asagi Aiba”, Strike the Blood) as “Nanami Shiranui”.

ANIPLUS Asia aired the anime show on a simulcast basis in January 2016.


Norn9 is not one of the anime titles that was announced in a now-deleted tweet by TV5’s Twitter account.

Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000% and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? are set to premiere on the channel at a later date.