Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood is an original anime set in an alternate history Japan. The rulers and periods of Japan are presented but in a very discrepant way.
If you are interested in learning Japanese history, you better not take this anime as a study material. According to Joran, an unknown power source has been developed during the 64th Meiji Era, and it is called the “dragon vein.”
The anime shows an Edo period, which has a traditional side but is also technologically advanced. Anyone else getting Gintama vibes?
Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood will premiere on 6th April, and a new trailer is being streamed for the upcoming anime. The trailer also previews the opening theme of the anime “Exist” by RAISE A SUILEN.
The trailer introduces Sawa Yukimura, the protagonist of the anime, who seeks revenge for her family which was exterminated by the Nue.
Some scenes highlight a skeleton-like structure under Sawa’s face, which looks especially cool during action scenes.
Japan’s portrayal shows a blend of both traditional as well as scientific elements. There are also weird creatures and cable cars that exist in the same era.
The main cast of the anime is revealed:
|Makoto Tsukishiro||Shouta Aoi||Louis Kisaragi (King of Prism)|
|Asahi Nakamura||Ayasa Ito||Arisa Ichigaya (BanG Dream!)|
|Sawa Yukimura||Suzuko Mimori||Nanami Momozono (Kamisama Kiss)|
|Elena Hanakaze||Raychell||Shano Himegami (D4DJ First Mix)|
|Jin Kuzuhara||Chikahiro Kobayashi||Sugimoto Saichi (Golden Kamuy)|
Studio Bakken Record is in charge of animation, and RAISE A SUILEN will also perform the anime’s ending theme.
The main staff for the anime includes:
|Director||Susumu Kudo||Tokyo Babylon 2021|
|Series Script||Rika Nezu||Kimi ni Todoke (Live-action)|
|Character Design||Kano Komiyama||--|
The anime will debut on NTV, BS NTV, NTV+, and the CS channel. Hulu will stream each episode of the anime one week prior to its release.
The first four episodes will have an advanced screening in the Science Museum’s Science Hall in Tokyo.
About Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood
Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood is an original anime produced by Bushiroad and Sonilude. Studio Bakken Record is animating it, and it is set for an April 2021 debut.
The anime takes place in an alternate history of Japan where the Tokugawa shogunate was never abolished.
“Nue”, a group of executioners hired by the shogunate, enforce the government’s rules while Sawa Yukimura is seeking revenge for her family against the Nue.
Source: Press Conference by BushiroadOriginally Written By Epic Dope