Japanese entertainment company ISABIRI INC. revealed the first PV for the TV anime Kizuna no Allele on Dec 2, 2022. The video features the main character Miracle, and also introduces the ADEN Academy which she attends.
A new key visual featuring the main characters too was released along with the PV.
Additionally, the character visuals, the cast who will be voicing them and characters’ descriptions too have been released.
Miracle (CV: Ayumi Hinohara)
She admires Kizuna AI and she is hoping to become a virtual artist like Ai. She has never learned to dance and sing before and has just started learning. She has been working hard and is aiming to win “Lapin Doll”, which is the top category of award as a virtual artist.
Quan (CV: Lina Kawaguchi)
She stood out with her looks but she hates to be judged by her look rather than who she really is inside.
Plus, she is rather shy in nature so she is hesitant to start her first step as a virtual artist.
Chris (CV: Hikari Kodama)
She has been searching for who she really is. While she works as a virtual artist, she is searching for a way to change “the unsatisfied feeling” inside her heart. She is interested in Miracle because she finds that there is something special about Miracle compared to other people.
Noelle (CV: Yuka Nukui)
Since Noelle grew up in an elite family, she has always been looking for perfection for herself. She is very strict towards both herself and other people as well. But she can also be kind and helpful to other people.
Riz (CV: Arisa Hanawa)
She is very smart and always prepares the research and analysis. When it comes to competition, she becomes too competitive and she must win. She is good at self-producing and has a desire to change the world all by herself.
Kizuna AI (CV: Kizuna AI)
She is the legendary virtual artist who won “Lapin Doll”, which is the highest ranking as a virtual artist, 5 times in a row. She suddenly vanished from the virtual world and no one knows where she went.
Kizuna no Allele is being animated as a collaboration between Wit Studio and Signal.MD.
The staff working on the anime includes:
- Director: Kenichiro Komaya
- Series Composition: Deko Akao
- Character Design: Shiori Asaka / Niina Morita
- Chief Animation Director: Shiori Asaka / Niina Morita / Mizuki Takahashi
- Prop Design: Hoikei Tam
- Color Design: Mitsuko Sekimoto
- Art Director: Masakazu Miyake
- Fine Art Setting: Kazushige Kanehira / Yuri Sanami / Nariyuki Ogi
- CG Director: Ryo Sasaki
- Cinematographer: Mayuko Koike
- Edit: Junichi Masunaga
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Sound Effects: Yui Ando
- Music: Go Sakabe
Kizuna no Allele will release sometime in 2023 in Japan. The comments from the staff and cast of the anime can be checked out on the official website.
The story of the anime is described as follows:
This is a story about the bonds between girls.
Kizuna AI appeared like a comet in the virtual world, becoming massively popular in the blink of an eye.
After five consecutive years of gracing the Lapin Doll—the highest honor of the Virtual Grid Awards—she disappeared as quickly as she came.
Several months have passed since then…
ADEN Academy is a school that speciaRizes in training new talent who will make their debut in the virtual world.
There, students each with their own hopes and dreams work hard every day.
“I wanna be a virtual artist just like AI!”
A young girl named Miracle enrolls in ADEN Academy with this conviction in her heart.
There, she’ll meet all kinds of people and make wonderful new memories with them as they each pursue their dreams.
Are you ready? ――
Source: Email correspondence
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