the entertainment company isabiri revealed the first promotional video for the anime based on the Virtual YouTuber (VTuber), Kizuna AIwhich will be titled Kizuna no Allele. The press release also confirmed the voice cast and production team, highlighting the participation of WIT Studio Y signal.md. The premiere remains scheduled for some time in 2023 in Japan.
Kizuna AI started his activities on YouTube with the channel “AI Channel” in 2016. Since then, it has become the most iconic VTuber worldwide and has even been included in the “List of Globally Respected Japanese People” posted by Newsweek Japan. His main channel exceeds 3 million subscribers, while his other channel “AIGames” accumulates another 1.51 million.
- Ayumi Hinohara as Miracle. She admires Kizuna Ai and hopes to become a virtual artist like her. She has never learned to dance or sing and has just started to learn. She has been working hard and is aiming to win the “Lapin Doll” award, which is the highest category of awards as a virtual artist.
- Rina Kawaguchi as Quan. She stands out for her looks, but she hates being judged by her appearance and not by what she really is on the inside. Also, she is quite shy by nature, so she is hesitant to take her first step as a virtual artist.
- Hikari Kodama as Chris. He’s been looking for who he really is. While working as a virtual artist, she searches for a way to change “the feeling of dissatisfaction” in her heart. She takes an interest in Miracle because she thinks she has something special compared to other people.
- Yuka Nukui as Noelle. As Noelle grew up in an elite family, she has always sought perfection for herself. She is very strict with herself and with others. But she can also be kind and helpful to other people.
- Arisa Hanawa as Riz. He is very intelligent and always prepares research and analysis. When it comes to competing, she becomes too competitive and must win. She is good at self-production and has a desire to change the world by herself.
- Kizuna AI. She is the legendary virtual artist who has won the “Lapin Doll” award 5 times in a row, which is the highest rank as a virtual artist. She suddenly disappeared from the virtual world and no one knows where she went.
- Kenichiro Komaya is in charge of directing the anime in WIT Studio in collaboration with studios signal.md.
- Deko Akao (Noragami, Komi-san wa, Komyushou Desu, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Shiori Asaka (Tokyo Ghoul, Akame ga Kill!) Y Niina Morita (Seikaisuru Kado, Hitorigurashi no Shougakusei) are in charge of character design and animation direction.
- go sakabe (Date A Live, Gosick, Seiken Tsukai no World Break) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Kizuna no Allele Synopsis
This is a story about bonding between girls. Kizuna Ai appeared like a comet in the virtual world, becoming massively popular in the blink of an eye. After five consecutive years of achieving the Lapin Doll – the highest honor of the Virtual Network Awards – she disappeared as quickly as she arrived. Several months have passed since then… The ADEN Academy is a school that specializes in training new talents that will make their debut in the virtual world. There, the students, each with their own hopes and dreams, work hard every day.
“I want to be a virtual artist like AI!” A young girl named Miracle enrolls in the ADEN Academy with this conviction in her heart. There she will meet all kinds of people and create wonderful new memories with them as each one pursues her dreams. Are you ready?
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