About Kiznaiver Blu-ray
Kiznaiver contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, plus Collectible Cards illustrated by Shirow Miwa (Original Character Desiginer).
An original TV anime series by acclaimed animation studio TRIGGER (Kill la Kill) and the renowned writer Mari Okada (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, The Anthem of the Heart).
The story is set in Sugomori-city, built in a reclaimed land, which was once prosperous as a futuristic city. Katsuhira Agata, a high school boy who is living in the city, has a strange body which can feel no pain at all and he doesn't know why. Before summer vacation, by the guidance of a mysterious girl named Noriko Sonozaki, he is chosen as a member of "Kiznaiver," a group of people who share pain. Then he finds his classmates who are also connected as "Kiznaiver," however, they originally belong to different groups that never got along.
Sonozaki says, "This is an experiment to guide the world filled with wars to peace." Following her words, they have to face various trials.
One summer story of boys and girls who have to share each other's wounds begins.
Special Features: Textless Opening, Textless Ending.
Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US and Canada only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.
Ordering Note: All sales for this item are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, if a replacement is not available a Gift Card will be issued.
- Publisher: ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 300
- Year Created: 2016
- Release Date: 12/26/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
by aj-san -
Overall, I'd give the anime & story a 5-star rating, considering Trigger's heavenly high-production values with solid animation throughout. I'm happy Aniplex and Crunchyroll were able to bring this Stateside. It has a very serious + silliness feel somewhat along the same lines as 'Penguindrum', throws in a seven-deadly/cardinal sins metaphor with a unique, painful twist.
On a negative note, and the 4-star rating, unlike most Aniplex releases (think the 'Monogatari' series) the release only comes with a thin set of illustration cards and no booklet. Also, the only bonus content is a textless opening video. What about the many promotional videos Crunchyroll has on their streaming website: a CM, PV, four character videos and nine actor videos. I'm excited Crunchyroll is producing material, but the 'complete set' feels a bit thin and this extra material included.
4 star show, 1 star release
by Stephen -
Usually, I am a fan of Aniplex's releases. Expensive,yes, I tend to appreciate the premium feel & extras.
Here I am falling to the standard AOA complain - this set is WAY over-priced. Normally you get SOMETHING for the price. An OST, a nice booklet. This set? Flimsy art cards. $60 a Blu Ray, $10 an episode. Flimsy art cards and a slipcase that to me feels slightly cheaper than AOA's usual. That’s it.
I assume this is the price of dubbing a show that didn't perform as well as expected in streaming.
I really enjoyed the series, so I am helping to support a bad practice of over-charging, but I’m also a person who purchased the Japanese releases as well so… yeah.
The series is an interesting watch, animation is bright, clean, and generally good. Story is wacky and the outcome isn’t likely what you expect, but still a legitimately good show. Video and audio quality are impeccable, as always with an AOA release.
Wish it didn’t hurt the wallet so much for a skimpy-on-the-extras release.
new favorite Trigger show, wish I had ignored the mixed reviews and watched sooner
by MICHAEL -
Kiznaiver is the story of seven students who get caught up in a secret human experiment in which their sense of pain is shared through a system that is implanted in them, but of course that's just the beginning. The cast is diverse and quirky and fun to watch, both the students and the researchers and their minions. The mood and atmosphere of the show will be familiar to anyone who has seen any other trigger anime, though Kiznaiver is definitely toned down slightly when compared to the likes of Kill La Kill, so as to make the cast and situation more real and easier to relate to.
The animation, character designs, backgrounds, music, and cinematography are all of the same excellent quality Trigger has produced in the past, and the dub has some great standout funny and emotional scenes. I have nothing negative to say about this show, even my initial complaints about some aspects of the story were addressed later in the show.