Studio Key's 'KAGINADO' school life chibi crossover anime project airs October 2021

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: September 25, 2021 at 08:05 PHT (GMT+8)

Animation studio Key and Japanese entertainment company Bushiroad Inc. have published a press release detailing the latest information for the school life mini character (chibi) anime KAGINADO.


Below is the key visual featuring various Key characters gathering in a single anime universe to celebrate the studio's 20th anniversary. This will be Key’s first crossover-world anime series. The show is scheduled to air on various platforms starting Oct. 12, 2021.

KAGINADO key visual | ©VISUAL ARTS/Key/Kaginado

Based on the key visual, characters (and their voice actors) from series such as Air, Kanon, Clannad, Little Busters!, and Rewrite are expected to appear.

Cast

  • Tomokazu Sugita as Yuichi Aizawa (Kanon)

  • Yui Horie as Ayu Tsukimiya (Kanon)

  • Mariko Kouda as Nayuki Minase (Kanon)

  • Yukari Tamura as Mai Kawasumi (Kanon)

  • Akemi Sato as Shiori Misaka (Kanon)

  • Mayumi Iizuka as Makoto Sawatari (Kanon)


  • Daisuke Ono as Yukito Kunisaki (Air)

  • Asami Sanada as Misuzu Kamio (Air)※

  • Sara Takeda as Kano Kirishima (Air)

  • Ryoka Yuzuki as Minagi Tohno (Air)

※Misuzu Kamio's original voice actor, Tomoko Kawakami, passed away in 2011. After much consideration, it was decided the role would be reprised by Asami Sanada (who voices Kurumi Tokisaki in the Date A Live series)

  • Yuichi Nakamura as Tomoya Okazaki (Clannad)

  • Mai Nakahara as Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)

  • Ryo Hirohashi as Kyo Fujibayashi (Clannad)

  • Akemi Kanda as Ryou Fujibayashi (Clannad)

  • Houko Kuwashima as Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad)

  • Ai Nonaka as Fuko Ibuki (Clannad)

  • Mamiko Noto as Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad)

  • Daisuke Sakaguchi as Youhei Sunohara (Clannad)


  • Yui Horie as Riki Naoe (Little Busters!)

  • Tomoe Tamiyasu as Rin Natsume (Little Busters!)

  • Hikaru Midorikawa as Kyosuke Natsume (Little Busters!)

  • Nobutoshi Canna as Masato Inohara (Little Busters!)

  • Yusei Oda as Kengo Miyazawa (Little Busters!)

  • Natsumi Yanase as Komari Kamikita (Little Busters!)

  • Keiko Suzuki as Haruka Saigusa (Little Busters!)

  • Naomi Wakabayashi as Kudryavka Noumi (Little Busters!)

  • Ryoko Tanaka as Yuiko Kurugaya (Little Busters!)

  • Shiho Kawaragi as Mio Nishizono (Little Busters!)


  • Masakazu Morita as Kotarou Tennouji (Rewrite)

  • Chiwa Saito as Kotori Kanbe (Rewrite)

  • Saya Shinomiya as Chihaya Ohtori (Rewrite)

  • Eri Kitamura as Akane Senri (Rewrite)

  • Keiko Suzuki as Shizuru Nakatsu (Rewrite)

  • Risa Asaki as Lucia Konohana (Rewrite)

  • Kana Hanazawa as Kagari (Rewrite)


  • Keiko Suzuki as Yumemi Hoshino (Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet)


Staff

  • Original work: VISUAL ARTS/Key

  • Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

  • Composition: Takashi Aoshima

  • Scriptwriter: Takashi Aoshima, Kai, Tohya Okano

  • Character design: Eriko Haga

  • Props design: Kazunari Araki

  • Art director Yukihiro Shibutani

  • Color design: Asami Kitsukawa

  • Filming director: Tomoaki Suzuki

  • Editor: Kazuo Kajikawa

  • Sound director: Akane Maeda

  • Sound production: TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION

  • Music production: VISUAL ARTS/Key

  • Animation production: LIDENFILMS KYOTO Studio


About Studio Key

Key is a Japanese visual novel studio located in Kita, Osaka. They are known for making dramatic and plot-oriented titles. Characters from some of their most notable works (e.g., Air, Kanon, and Clannad) will appear in KAGINADO.


About Bushiroad Inc.

Bushiroad Inc. (株式会社ブシロード) is a Japanese entertainment company, producer of collectible card games and trading cards, and publisher of mobile apps, games, and promotional items. Some of their most notable projects include the collectible card game Cardfight!! Vanguard and video games such as Love Live! School Idol Festival, Cardcaptor Sakura Happiness Memories, and The Prince of Tennis Rising Beat.


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Source: Press Release from Bushiroad Inc.

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