On the official Twitter account of the original anime “Shikizakura” it was announced today that the series will be broadcast on Japanese television from October 2021.
Anime is Produced During Sublimation
“Shikizakura” is directed by Shin’ya Sugai (“Walking Meat”) in Studio Sublimation (CGI animation on “Love Live! Sunshine!!”) Tomoyasu Nishimura (“Maria the Virgin Witch”) acts as producer and K&K Design takes over the character design. A total of twelve episodes with a regular running time of 24 minutes are planned.
The opening song is contributed by the Japanese singer Asaka, who was previously responsible for the first opening of “Laid-Back Camp”. The ending song was written by May Nakabayashi, who is known for the first opening song of “Accel World”.
The original anime “Shikizakura” is described as a science fiction drama set in the near future. The anime is set in the Tokai region and is also produced there.
Shikizakura, where the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, while the trees are colored with autumn foliage. In this special place, where the ephemeral world meets the spirit world, a ritual to save humanity is to begin…
The high school student Kakeru Miwa becomes a member of a hero team with the task of fighting Oni through a strange turn of events. These Oni are obsessed with human beings and try to cling to the ephemeral world.
Only the Yoroi combat suit, which combines ancient secrets with the latest technology, can protect people from the Oni. Kakeru decides to become a hero who fights these monsters and protects the shrine girl Ouka Myoujin, whose destiny is world salvation.
Shikizakura season: Ouka dances as a shrine girl in autumn foliage and cherry blossoms. The heroic story – in which past and future, the ephemeral world and the spirit world, thoughts and desires intersect – begins here!