“Kiznaiver,” an anime television series based on Mari Okada’s story, premiered in April 2016. Trigger, Aniplex, and Crunchyroll collaborated to develop the series. It was initially broadcast on Tokyo MX but was subsequently accessible on other Japanese stations such as AT-X and TVA.
This sci-fi thriller drama directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, with character designs by Shirow Miwa and music written by Yuki Hayashi, was licensed by Anime Limited in the United Kingdom and is available on Crunchyroll and numerous other online video streaming sites in the United States.
According to MyAnimeList, the series was generally well-received, particularly among viewers, earning a 7.65 out of 10 ratings based on user votes. It currently has a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars on Crunchyroll, based on both user votes and reviews.
Kiznaiver – A Brief Synopsis
Kiznaiver takes place in the future, in a fictitious town in Japan called Sugomori City. At first sight, the city appears to be entirely normal, but this is not the case, as it is a part of a research project named “Kizna System.” The ultimate objective of this research is to bring about world peace. The System’s founders feel that the best way to do this is for individuals to share their pain and suffering, whether mental or physical, with one another.
These individuals are dubbed “Kiznaivers,” which corresponds to the anime’s title. Additionally, we discover that in Japanese, “kizu” denotes “wound” or “scar,” and “Kizuna” indicates “bond” or “connection.” The anime drama’s protagonist is Katsuhira Agata, a high school student who learns from a mystery girl Noriko Sonozaki that he has been chosen to become one of the Kiznaivers and shares his misery with his classmates who have also been picked to join the System.
However, once they are in this scenario, they learn how much and in what ways Katsuhira is different from the rest.
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Release Date for Kiznaiver Season 2
Unfortunately, Trigger Studios has not yet confirmed a release date for the second season. Indeed, the anime’s renewal for the following season has not been announced. Although we suspect it will be canceled, any option appears plausible at the moment. We will keep you informed.