Kubikiri Cycle OVA Project’s 3rd Promo Video Streamed
The official website for Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregoto Tsukai (Decapitation Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Prankster), the OVA project based on the first volume in NisiOisin‘s Zaregoto novel series, began streaming the third trailer for the anime on Friday. (Note: The linked video is region-locked to Japan.)
The second OVA episode will ship on November 30.
The first of eight planned DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes shipped on October 26. Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes retail for 3,600 yen (about US$36), and include a “character commentary” written by NisiOisin, a 12-page booklet, and a clear case.
The OVA‘s cast includes:
Yuuki Kaji as Boku
Aoi Yūki as Tomo
Yu Shimamura as Akane
Ayako Kawasumi as Kanami
Kenji Hamada as Sakaki
Aya Endo as Maki
Haruna Ikezawa as Yayoi
Mariya Ise as Iria
Houko Kuwashima as Rei
Natsuko Kuwatani as Akari
Ryoko Shintani as Hikari
Yuko Goto as Teruko
Yuko Kaida as Aikawa
Akiyuki Simbo (Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is serving as chief director and working with Fuyashi Tou (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi) on series composition. Yuki Yase (Nisemonogatari episode director) is directing. Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari, Kizumonogatari) is adapting Take‘s character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director with Hirofumi Suzuki (The Last -Naruto the Movie-). Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) is composing the music. SHAFT is animating the project. Sangatsu no Phantasia (Kiznaiver) is performing the opening theme song “Cobalt World” and Kalafina is performing the ending theme song “Marchen.”
Vertical announced last month that it has licensed the novel. Del Rey previously released the novel in English in 2008, and the second novel in 2010.
Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video.