With the release of a brand-new trailer and main visual, the official website and accounts for the upcoming Kizuna AI-inspired anime series, titled Kizuna no Allele, announced an April 3 at 25:30 JST premiere.
The song “mirAI wave!” is performed by PathTLive, an in-story group consisting of five characters: Miracle, Quan, Noelle, Chris, and Riz, is used in the trailer. Fans can also hear a snippet of “Yosuga” performed by #kzn, an AI-based on Kizuna AI’s voice specializing in singing.
It is unclear whether these songs are the series’ opening and closing theme songs.
The anime will be broadcast on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi, as well as on Animax. Isaribi Inc.
The Staff and Cast Involved
Kenichirou Komaya (Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka episode director) is directing Kizuna no Allele at Signal.MD and WIT Studio, and Deko Akao (Komi Can’t Communicate) is composing the series.
Character designers Shiori Asaka and Niina Morita are also chief animation directors alongside Mizuki Takahashi. The music is composed by Go Sakabe.
The cast for the series includes:
- Miracle voiced by Ayumi Hinohara
- Quan voiced by Rina Kawaguchi
- Chris voiced by Hikari Kodama
- Noelle voiced by Yuka Nukui
- Riz voiced by Arisa Hanawa
- Kizuna Ai as herself
- Yūri Matsuoka as Niska
- Randhi as Jessie
- Haruka Yoshiki as Ellie
- Hina Natsume as Sarah
- Hinaki Yano as Halle
- Nozomi Nagumo as Jua
- Tsukino as Thea
- Ruri Arai as Ximena
- Nao Furuhata as Zoe
- Yūna Kitahara as Sofia
Kizuna no Allele’s Plot
In this story, Kizuna AI disappeared after winning a huge award. The anime follows a girl named Miracle as she enrolls at Aden Academy, where she meets other students aspiring to be virtual singers.
About Kizuna AI
Kizuna no Allele debuted at Kizuna AI The Last Live “hello, world 2022,” the VTuber’s final concert before her current indefinite hiatus.
Nozomi Kasuga joined Kizuna Ai Co., Ltd. as an adviser in April 2020, formally confirming that she is the character’s voice actress. Activ8, the talent agency that manages Kizuna Ai and other virtual YouTuber talent, founded the company.
The staff cited “future activities to further develop Kizuna AI” as the reason for the break. Kizuna (#KZN), an original singing CeVIO AI, was also unveiled at the concert. While Kizuna Ai is sleeping, #KZN is “serving as a hub to connect with everyone to support Kizuna Ai and its creators.” (CeVIO is a software suite that incorporates voice synthesis.)
En Morikura, the original character designer for Kizuna AI, created the AI, with character concept art by Keigo Inoue.
Kizuna AI debuted in 2016 and continued to become a pioneer of the VTuber (Virtual YouTuber) phenomenon, which captivated both Japanese and international audiences. She sings, dances, plays games, and does other things as a self-proclaimed artificial intelligence, both inside and outside of her YouTube channels.
Her main channel has more than 3 million subscribers, and her “A.I. Games” channel has more than 1.51 million. She has since appeared in television shows and commercials, as well as performed as a musician.
Kizuna AI Previous Anime Related Work
Kizuna Ai’s upcoming series is not the character’s first entry point into the anime world. She sang the theme song for the 2019 film Laidbackers, which is about four fantasy heroes who are reincarnated into the real world.
Kizuna Ai also appeared in the 2018 science fiction anime Ingress and the 2018 psychological horror anime Magical Girl Site. The former revolves around an organization that discovers an unusual type of matter called “eXotic matter” and attempts to use it to control the human mind. At the same time, the latter tells the story of a young girl who is drawn into a virtual “fight-or-die” world where she must struggle to survive against an array of cute but deadly magical girl warriors.
Frequently Asked Questions
A.I.Games, the character’s other main channel, features the character playing popular video games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG) and Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Several television commercials have featured the character. In March 2018, the VTuber was appointed as one of the Japan National Tourism Association’s tourism ambassadors (also known as JNTO). Kizuna was also named to Newsweek Japan’s list of the “100 Most Respected Japanese People,” alongside notable industry figures such as One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, Detective Conan creator Gosho Aoyama, and fellow fictional character Sailor Moon from Naoko Takeuchi’s titular manga.
Source: Kizuna no Allele’s Official Website