Something about a boy-meets-girl story with a dystopian backdrop is so tragically beautiful that you can’t get enough of it. Tsutomu Nihei and Polygon Pictures are a pair that knows how to ace this trope, and the ‘Kaina of the Great Snow Sea’ anime is here as proof.
The first four episodes of this anime premiered at the Crunchyroll Expo in August, and the series instantly struck those who witnessed it. After such a reaction, the world awaits this show’s magical global premiere, which is pretty close now.
A new trailer for ‘Kaina of the Great Snow Sea’ (Ōyukiumi no Kaina) confirms the anime’s debut on January 11, 2023.
The video also previews the opening theme song ‘Telepath’ by yorushika, and the ending theme song ‘Juvenile’ by GReeeeN.
This mesmerizing trailer by the franchise features the story of how the protagonists Kaina and Liliha met atop the giant Orbital Trees or Tenmaku.
The world is engulfed in the Great Snow Sea, and humanity has made a home above trees that stretch from the ground to space. People live on the roots, close to the ground, or high in the canopy, spreading over the planet’s atmosphere.
One day, Liliha, princess of Atland in the Great Snow Sea, is found unconscious in an air balloon by Kaina, a boy living above the Tenmaku. The two journey far and wide to get Liliha back to her country while encountering many people who are featured in the new key visual.
#Tsutomu Nihei ×# Polygon Pictures
TV anime “#Kaina of the Great Snow Sea.”
January 11, 2023 (Wednesday) 24:55-
Broadcast on Fuji TV “+Ultra” and others
In addition to the release of the main visual and this notice,
The OP theme is #Yorushika, and the ED theme is #GReeeeN!
A screening event will be held just before the broadcast!
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Besides Kaina and Liliha, the visual features the latter’s mischievous younger brother Yaona with Amerote, Olinoga, Ngaboji, Handagil, and Halesola.
All of them are key characters of the story and will be relevant in Kaina and Liliha’s journey.
Towards the end of the trailer, we see that there’s more action involved than expected. The anime has a slow start but eventually gets thrilling as the story progresses.
The Tsutomu Nihei and Polygon Pictures duo has never let us down, and I think the same can be said this time for ‘Kaina of the Great Snow Sea.’
About Ōyukiumi no Kaina
Ōyukiumi no Kaina is a “girl-meets-boy high fatasy” series by Tsutomu Nihei. Itoe Takemoto will illustrate the manga and Kodansha will release it in February 2022. It’s anime adaptation will be released in early 2023.
The story follows Kaina and Liliha, who live in a world covered by the Great Snow Sea. People live on giant trees that have sprung from the land, and Kaina lives there as well. Liliha is a princess of a small country in the Great Snow Sea.
Their encounter future adventures will lead to a huge change in their world.
Source: Official Website