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Bushiroad Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) has announced the update of the official website for anime  “KAGINADO”, disclosing information regarding streaming, characters/cast, and staff. The  change in Misuzu Kamio’s voice actor has also been announced.

■Official Website, Twitter Account 

Official Website: 

Twitter Account: @kaginado 

■About Anime “KAGINADO” 

Key’s first crossover-world anime, being produced as the multimedia project celebrating Key’s  20th anniversary. 

VISUAL ARTS/Key joins production to depict the school life of Key characters gathering in a  single anime universe. 

An all-new story of the fan favorite characters will illuminate 2021. 

■Original Game Brand: Key 

Game studio Visual Arts and its brand Key have been iconic in the industry for 20 years. The debut work “Kanon” released in June 1999 shook the hearts of numerous game players.  “Tori No Uta”, theme song of “AIR” released the next year, was praised as the “national  anthem”. “CLANNAD”, referred to as “life” by its fans, was acclaimed upon release. Key’s story  of girls bestowed with harsh fate, the iconic “tear-jerking games” and its characters have  always grasped the users’ hearts. 

Since then, the company has released not only games, but anime, music, and other forms of  work as well. “My Soul,Your Beats!”, the theme song for Key anime “AngelBeats!” topped the  2010 Billboard JAPAN Indies Sales Chart, “CLANNAD”, “planetarian”, and “Little Busters!”  were released on the global game platform Steam, and “Rewrite” successfully accomplished a  crowdfunding project for a localized release. 

Also, “Summer Pockets” was awarded the 2018 Moe-Game Award, movie “Kud Wafter” is 

planned for release in 2021, and mobile game “Heaven Burns Red” in collaboration with GREE  is planned for release at the end of 2021. 

■Streaming Information 

Streaming starts October 12th, 2021 (UTC)! 

*Streaming schedule may differ between platforms. 

▼Streaming Regions 

North America 

South & Central America 


East Asia 

South East Asia 


▼Streaming Platforms 









“KAGINADO Academy”. 

The characters that have wringed out gallons of tears from Key fans all over the world for the  past 20 years gather in this utopia… of sorts. 

Now they are moving not only the fans’ emotions but the barriers dividing their worlds as well,  to enjoy a new school life in a whole new world. 

Free, fun, and filled with joy. 

A dreamlike story is about to begin.

■Main Characters and Cast 

Yuichi Aizawa Tomokazu Sugita Ayu Tsukimiya Yui Horie 

Nayuki Minase Mariko Kouda 

Mai Kawasumi Yukari Tamura Shiori Misaka Akemi Sato 

Makoto Sawatari Mayumi Iizuka Yukito Kunisaki Daisuke Ono 

Misuzu Kamio Asami Sanada Kano Kirishima Sara Takeda 

Minagi Tohno Ryoka Yuzuki 

Tomoya Okazaki Yuichi Nakamura Nagisa Furukawa Mai Nakahara 

Kyo Fujibayashi Ryo Hirohashi 

Ryou Fujibayashi Akemi Kanda 

Tomoyo Sakagami Houko Kuwashima Fuko Ibuki Ai Nonaka 

Kotomi Ichinose Mamiko Noto 

Youhei Sunohara Daisuke Sakaguchi 


Original Work VISUAL ARTS/Key Director Kazuya Sakamoto Composition Takashi Aoshima 

Riki Naoe Yui Horie 

Rin Natsume Tomoe Tamiyasu Kyosuke Natsume Hikaru Midorikawa Masato Inohara Nobutoshi Canna Kengo Miyazawa Yusei Oda Komari Kamikita Natsumi Yanase Haruka Saigusa Keiko Suzuki Kudoryavka Noumi Naomi Wakabayashi Yuiko Kurugaya Ryoko Tanaka Mio Nishizono Shiho Kawaragi Kotarou Tennouji Masakazu Morita Kotori Kanbe Chiwa Saito Chihaya Ohtori Saya Shinomiya Akane Senri Eri Kitamura Sizuru Nakatsu Keiko Suzuki Lucia Konohana Risa Asaki Kagari Kana Hanazawa Yumemi Hoshino Keiko Suzuki 

Scriptwriter Takashi Aoshima, Kai, Tohya Okano Character Design Eriko Haga 

Prop Design Kazunari Araki 

Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani 

Color Design Asami Kitsukawa 

Filming Director Tomoaki Suzuki 

Editor Kazuo Kajikawa 

Sound Director Akane Maeda 


Animation Production LIDENFILMS KYOTO Studio

■About the Change of Misuzu Kamio’s Cast 

Misuzu Kamio from “AIR” has been voiced by Tomoko Kawakami, who passed away in 2011.  After much consideration, we have decided to have Asami Sanada take on the role as Misuzu  Kamio. 

Following are comments from Key and Asami Sanada regarding this change in cast. 

<From Key> 

We have had Tomoko Kawakami voice “AIR”’s Misuzu Kamio ever since the release of the  game in 2001. In creating “KAGINADO”, however, we have decided to have a new voice actor  take on the role since Misuzu Kamio is an essential character in the world of “AIR”. We held an audition, and have decided to ask Asami Sanada to take on the role. 


<From Asami Sanada> 

When I took the audition, I remembered Kawakami-san in her anime and radio recordings. I always admired her unfettered acting, and her positive attitude that cheered the team up. It’s because Kawakami-san played the role that the character has a special place in fans’  hearts. 

I had goosebumps when I was officially offered the role, and I am still feeling the  responsibility of it. 

I will cherish the Misuzu that Kawakami-san has built, and inherit it as best as I can! Asami Sanada

■About the Studio and Director 


Animation studio founded in February 2012. 

Has studios in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Fukaya. 

Created various animes including “The Heroic  

Legend of Arslan”, “Hanebado!”, “Layton Mystery  

Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File”, and “New Initial  

D Movie: Legend”. 

“Tokyo Revengers”, “Farewell, My Dear Cramer”,  

and “Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor”  

are planned to start airing April 2021. 


Founded to create TV series, movies, and  

commercials in Kyoto. 

After releasing its first work “She and Her Cat:  

Everything Flows”, it proceeded to create “A  

Rhapsody Called Lucy -The Very First Song-”,  

“Falling in Love with the City, Even More”, and “GENJI FANTASY”. Movie “Happy-Go-Lucky  Days” in 2020 became its first theatrical work.  

As a studio outside of Tokyo it works together with municipalities and other industries, and  also focuses on new employee education. 

Director: Kazuya Sakamoto 

Director and Animator. 

Born in Okayama in 1980.  

Moved to LIDEN FILMS after working at Kyoto Animations, and  

is now head of LIDEN FILMS Kyoto Studio. 

After his first storyboard work in “The Melancholy of Haruhi  

Suzumiya”, he proceeds to work in various anime series. His  

first work as director was in “She and Her Cat: Everything Flows”. 

After working in “AIR” as animator, he takes part in “KANON” and “CLANNAD” as storyboard &  episode director, and in “Little Busters!” as Opening storyboard. He is also famous for creating  the ED animation for “CLANNAD” Ending “Dango Daikazoku”.