Shadows Gather in JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV Anime

Sawa Yukimura, a young woman with supernatural abilities, exhales a frosty breath in a scene from the upcoming JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime.

 

The main cast, the main staff, a preview video, and the Japanese broadcast schedule have been revealed for JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD, an upcoming original TV anime that tells a story of assassination and intrigue in an alternate history Japan where the Meiji Restoration never occurred and the Tokugawa Shogunate never relinquished power. The main staff includes:

 

  • Director: Susumu Kudo
  • Series composition: Rika Nezu
  • Character design: Kano Komiyama
  • Production design: Jun Yamaguchi
  • Art director: Yukari Yasuda
  • Color design: Misako Akama
  • Director of Photography: Youhei Konishi
  • Editor: Masaki Sakamoto
  • Sound director: Yuichi Imaizumi
  • Music: MICHIRU
  • Sound production: Sonilude
  • Animation production: BAKKEN RECORD

 

The main cast for the series includes:

 

A character setting of Sawa Yukmura, a pale young woman with dark hair dressed in a black kimono and wielding a sword concealed in the handle of her red parasol from the upcoming JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime.

 

Suzuko Mimori as Sawa Yukimura, a young woman with blue blood that possesses superhuman abilities. Sawa poses as the owner of a used bookstore in her quest for revenge.

 

A character setting of Makoto Tsukishiro, a beautiful young woman who cross-dresses as a man. She wears Western style clothing including a bowler hat, slacks, and an overcoat, and carries an accordion from the upcoming JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime.

 

Shouta Aoi as Makoto Tsukishiro, a beautiful young woman who disguises herself as a man and who is willing to tell any lie in order to accomplish her goals.

 

A character setting of Elena Hanakaze, a blonde haired and green-eyed woman wearing stylish clothes, a hat, and carrying an umbrella from the upcoming JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime.

 

Raychell as Elena Hanakaze, a woman who has the career of a prolific novelist and the appetites of a rowdy courtesan.

 

A character setting of Asahi Nakamura, a young girl with brown hair and brown eyes dressed in peasant's clothing and carrying a large daikon radish from the upcoming JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime.

 

Ayasa Itō as Asahi Nakamura, a pure-hearted 7 year old girl who now lives with Sawa even though her parents were executed by the Yukimura clan.

 

A character setting of Jin Kuzuhara, a man with dark hair and a fierce expression who is dressed in Western clothing (an overcoat, a vest, slacks, a dress shirt, and a tie) and carrying a katana from the upcoming JORA THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime..

 

And Chikahiro Kobayashi as Jin Kuzuhara, the director of Nue, an organization whose sole purpose is to protect Yoshinobu Tokugawa, the Shogun.

 

 

JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD is set in an alternate history Japan in the 64th year of the reign of the Emperor Meiji (1931 ACE) in which Shogun Yoshinobu Tokugawa managed to maintain his grip on political power and in which the Shogunate government developed a unique energy source known as the “ryuumyaku” (the “long mai” or “dragon vein” of feng shui).

 

Within this mix of Edo era culture and modern technology, a group of dissidents known as Kuchinawa plots to overthrow the government, but these rebels are opposed by a shadowy organization known as Nue that answers to the Tokugawa shogunate. Sawa Yukimura, a young woman whose family was slain when she was a child, continues to search for Janome, the otherworldly executioners employed by Nue.

 

A key visual for the upcoming JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD TV anime, featuring the main character, Sawa Yukimura, wearing a black kimono and carrying a blood-red parasol.

 

JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:

 

  • Nippon TV: every Tuesday during the 25:59 time slot beginning on April 06, 2021.
  • BS NTV: every Wednesday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on April 07, 2021.
  • CS NTV Plus: every Tuesday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on April 13, 2021.

 

The series will also be streamed one week in advance on Hulu in Japan. A stage play adaptation (to be staged in Tokyo at the Meijiza Theater in the Fall) and a manga adaptation (to be serialized via BookLive!) are also being developed for JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD.

 

Sources:

Comic Natalie

Official JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD Twitter feed (@joran_official)

 

Copyright notice: © JORAN Production Committee

 

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