When the legendary Toei Animation studio collaborated with Banpresto for the first time, Kyousogiga was born. Originally a one-episode video on Youtube, Kyousogiga made a modest entry into the world in December of 2011. However, popular reception prompted Toei and Banpresto to create the five-episode net series Kyousogiga Dainidan at the end of last year.
And now again, due to popular demand, Toei Animation and Banpresto will come together for a Kyousogiga series this fall. The series is planned to be thirteen episodes consisting of ten regular episodes, two special episodes, and a summary episode.
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The cast and staff from the net version will be returning, and they are something to get excited about. Rie Kugimiya voices the fourteen year old protagonist Koto. You might know Rie as, oh, I don’t know, Alphonse Elric from Full Metal Alchemist, Happy from Fairy Tail, or Kagura from Gintama.
Anyway, the story follows Koto and her younger twin brothers A and Un as they find themselves trapped in a mysterious city. A is voiced by Noriko Hidaka, who we all know as My Neighbor Totoro’s Satsuki Kusakabe, Rurouni Kenshin’s Soujiro, and Inuyasha’s Kikyo. Un is voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi (Nisemonogatari’s Yozuru Kagenui).
Toei and Banprest will hold two events before the premiere of Kyousogiga – one at Chara Hobby 2013 on September 1st, and the other during the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair on September 8.
If you want to catch up on this story’s rise to fame, there’s still time to watch all the net episodes. You won’t be disappointed!