The spring 2020 anime adaptation of the Shironeko Project game with Shironeko Project – Zero Chronicle is getting its home video releases handled by Kadokawa while Funimation handles things domestically. The show is now getting some new international distribution as Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has scheduled their release of it. It’s scheduled as a Blu-ray-only release on September 1st, 2021 priced at $64.95. The bilingual release will have the twelve-episode run while on-disc extras should include the promos, commercial, and clean theme songs.
Felecia Angelle handled the ADR direction for the show with Aaron Dismuke handling the script for it. The cast includes:
- Sarah Anne Williams as Iris
- Zeno Robinson as Prince of Darkness
- River Kanoff as Phious
- Tiana Camacho as Sheama
- Daman Mills as Skeers
- Giselle Fernandez as Theo
- Brad Venable as Vallus
The series was directed by Masato Jinbo and he’s working on the scripts as well. Yousuke Okuda is handling the character designs and Project No.9 is handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yuuki Kaji as Yami no Ojui and Yui Horie as Hikari no O Airisu along with Shōgo Batori as Faios, Chise Nakamura as Sima, Takuya Iwabata as Teo, Kensuke Matsui as Alantia, Katsuyuki Miura as Valas, Una Nagisa as Groza, Atsuyoshi Miyazaki as Skears, Kengo Takanashi as Adelle, Susumu Akagi as Yami no Ō, and Shōzō Iizuka as Bal.
Takanori Nishikawa and ASCA performed the opening theme song “Tenbin -LIbra-” while Rei Yasuda performed the ending theme song “through the dark.”
The game itself debuted in 2014 and had an English launch as Rune Story in 2015 before wrapping up in 2016 with no further updates.
Plot Concept: The series follows a young adventurer who hails from the Astora Isle, who joins up with a man named Kyle, and the two set out together. After meeting a curious talking white cat and a mysterious young girl, the whole crew uncovers an island in the sky–where Kyle falls into darkness.
The series has the rest of the adventuring party sailing the skies on the island to find the Great Runes, and to heed the words of their fallen friend.