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First ‘Kuromukuro’ Blu-ray Anime Cover Revealed

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Kuromukuro Visual 5-16The spring 2016 anime series Kuromukuro had its home video release plans announced previously and they’re certainly interesting ones. With it just under a month until the release of the first volume, the cover artwork for it has now arrived that will set the tone for the other covers to come. Pony Canyon is handling the twenty-six episode series with its release in Japan and they’ve scheduled a four-volume release with a six/seven/six/seven format for it. The show will begin its release on October 19th, 2016 where it’ll run for 12,000 yen for the six-episode volumes and 15,000 yen for the seven episode volumes. It’s a Blu-ray only release.

The show was directed by Tensai Okamura with Ryou Higaki composing the overall series design while Yuriko Ishii worked on the character designs.

The main cast for the series includes Yohei Azakami as Kennosuke Tokisada, M.A.O. as Yukina Shirahane, Reina Ueda as Sophie Noelle, Asami Seto as Mika Ogino, Kaito Ishikawa as Ryoto Akagai, Yusuke Kobayashi as Jundai Kayahara, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Jose Carlos Takasuka, Manami Sugihira as Marina Unami, Momo Asakura as Koharu Shirahane, Kanako toujo as Hiromi Shirahane, Ryohei Kimura as Tom Borden, Hikaru Ueda as Liu Shen Mi and Taiten Kusunoki as Sebastian. The supporting cast includes Katsuyuki Konishi as Graham, Lynn as Rita Juri Kimura as Beth, Kouichi Makishima as Minoru Aramata, Hiromichi Tezuka as Jirou, Rina Satou as Paula, Hidenobu Kiuchi as Takekuma-sensei and Tetsuo Gotou as Oshou Yakushi.

MICHI performed the ending theme song Realistic while GLAY performed the opening theme song Desutopia.

Plot concept: During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Mt. Tate International Senior High School, including the institute head’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane. In the summer of 2016, a lone samurai once again awakens.

Volume Date Extras
1 10/19/16 Booklet, Clean Opening, More TBA
2 11/16/16
3 12/21/16
4 01/28/17
Kuromukuro Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Kuromukuro]