On the official page for the upcoming original anime by Chukyo TV and animation studios sublimation, Shikizakura, the second promotional video of the project was released. The video shows a fragment of the final theme of Main and titled “Shikizakura”.

The series is set to premiere in Japan next October, and its first episode aired early during the Anime Expo Lite event on July 4th. The premiere was actually planned for the beginning of this year, but there was an unexplained change in the production. The series is also confirmed with twelve episodes of thirty minutes each and a manga adaptation by the hand of Hayato Aoki currently in publication.


  • Yuudai noda as Kakeru Miwa.
  • Miho mashiro as Ouka Myoujin.
  • Daisuke Nakamoto as Kippei Nagatsu.
  • Shouto Mizukami as Ryou Hattori.
  • Eri Sakazaki as Kaede Naruse.
  • Natsuki Ochiai as Haruko Yamada.
  • Shingo Yoneyama like Ibara.

Production team

  • Shinya sugai (Walking meat) is responsible for the general direction of the anime in the studios sublimation (Love life! Sunshine !!, Ghost in the Shell Arise), with Tomoyasu Nishimura (Junketsu no Maria – Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force, Seirei no Moribito) in the production. Both are also board members of sublimation.
  • K&K design Character design is credited.
  • Gou Kurosaki is responsible for directing the anime.
  • Naruki Nagakawa is responsible for writing and monitoring the scripts.
  • Manabu Watanabe is responsible for the character design based on the original designs of Ryou Inou.

Shikizakura synopsis

Shikizakura, the time when cherry blossoms bloom while other trees are painted in the colors of fall. At this special place, where the ephemeral world meets the spirit world, a ritual to save humanity begins …

By an odd twist, high school student Kakeru Miwa becomes an irregular member of a team that uses mechanical suits to fight demons. These demons own people and are trying to reach the perishable world. Only the mechanical suit “Yoroi”, which combines ancient secrets with the latest technology, can protect people from demons. Kakeru then decides to become a hero and protect Ouka Myoujin, the shrine maiden destined to save the world.

Source: Comic Natalie

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