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Bushiroad Unveils 'Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood' Original TV Anime for Spring 2021

by Kingsman117
Feb 9, 2021 12:19 PM | 21 Comments

Bushiroad announced an original television anime titled Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood in a press conference on Tuesday, revealing the cast, staff, first promotional video. The anime is scheduled to premiere on April 7 at 1:29 a.m. on NTV, BS NTV, and CS NTV+. Hulu will stream each episode one week before its television broadcast.

Synopsis
Set in alternate history Japan in 1931 and the 64th year of the Meiji era, the Tokugawa shogunate was never abolished and Emperor Meiji was never restored to power. The anime will follow the activities of "Nue," an organization of shogunate executioners who enforce the government. The country has developed its own energy source, the "dragon vein," and has achieved a unique development in which science and the Edo period are mixed.

However, behind the glamorous city, the dissident organization Kuchinawa strives to overthrow the administration, while the Nue of the Tokugawa regime, who was entrusted with its extermination, are in conflict. Sawa Yukimura, whose family was killed when she was young, continues to search for Janome, the executioner of the Nue.


Cast
Sawa Yukimura: Suzuko Mimori (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru)
Makoto Tsukishiro: Shouta Aoi (2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley Bu)
Elena Hanakaze: Raychell (Bang Dream! 2nd Season)
Asahi Nakamura: Ayasa Itou (Goblin Slayer)
Jin Kuzuhara: Chikahiro Kobayashi (Beastars)

Staff
Director: Susumu Kudou (Magic Kaito 1412, K)
Series Composition: Rika Nezu (Saint☆Oniisan script)
Character Design: Kano Komiyama (Pandora to Akubi animation director)
Production Design: Jun Yamaguchi
Art Director: Yukari Yasuda (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
Color Design: Misako Akama (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
Director of Photography: Youhei Konishi (xxxHOLiC)
Editing: Masaki Sakamoto (Asobi Asobase)
Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?)
Music: Michiru (7 Seeds)
Sound Production: Sonilude
Studio: Bakken Record

All-female anisong rock band RAISE A SUILEN is performing both the opening "Exist" and ending "Embrace the light."

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Official site: https://joran.jp/
Official Twitter: @joran_official

Source: Spice

Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood on MAL

20 of 21 Comments Recent Comments

@Xaeveax I hate your signature

Mar 4, 2021 5:43 PM by sandenson

Maou_heika said:
The setting seems interesting but I don't think that I can trust something that's coming from Bushiroad. All anime and manga coming from them have been terrible so far.


Antagonized said:
Somehting from Bushiroad that's actually not idolly.


Well, if you are familiar with the original title, then you can partially guess about the possible reasons.

Feb 14, 2021 3:19 AM by RobertBobert

The setting seems interesting but I don't think that I can trust something that's coming from Bushiroad. All anime and manga coming from them have been terrible so far.

Feb 13, 2021 10:57 PM by Maou_heika

Don't have high hopes for this just yet but I'm definitely curious!

Feb 10, 2021 9:07 AM by _MushiRock11_

The RAS listing was all I needed, but it does look pretty intriguing aside from that.

Feb 10, 2021 12:45 AM by O_T_T

Looking forward to this.

Feb 9, 2021 9:43 PM by aPleb

Looks this will be good, looking forward to it.

Feb 9, 2021 7:22 PM by MegamiRem

Looks interesting, also that, I'm assuming, OP sounds great!

Feb 9, 2021 6:21 PM by -miraii

Somehting from Bushiroad that's actually not idolly.

Feb 9, 2021 5:10 PM by Antagonized

No idea what to expect from this but it looks interesting.

Feb 9, 2021 3:40 PM by Xaeveax

so togo mimori finally became kokubou kamen, huh

Feb 9, 2021 3:19 PM by KuroNekoAlchemy

Both OP and ED are by RAS, great news.

Feb 9, 2021 2:49 PM by z00nex

Looks like something else I'll end up watching

Feb 9, 2021 1:20 PM by Atlos

How unusual. I wouldn't expect this kinda thing from Bushiroad

Feb 9, 2021 1:13 PM by NG_Chloe

Catalano said:
I first thouth it was a Lady Snowblood adaptation, still, this project looks interesting


Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.

Feb 9, 2021 1:13 PM by RaiKageRyu

Visually this looks quite impressive. Honestly some of it looks movie levels of quality. Great character designs and an interesting setting make this one of my more anticipated titles.

Feb 9, 2021 1:00 PM by Calal-Chan

that time period caught my attention, hopefully this turns out good since you never really know with these original anime it’s either a hit or a miss

Feb 9, 2021 12:53 PM by snowykevin

Am I dreaming? They're not high school students?? I'm actually intrigued by the synopsis, even though I know nothing about Japan's history before the 1940s. I'll definitely give this a try.

Feb 9, 2021 12:48 PM by jc9622

OP sounds like a banger

Feb 9, 2021 12:46 PM by Genocyber

I first thouth it was a Lady Snowblood adaptation, still, this project looks interesting

Feb 9, 2021 12:44 PM by Catalano

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