The original TV anime «KJ File», which is produced mainly by the staff of the urban legend horror anime «Yamishibai», will start on TV Tokyo in July.
This work is a new original TV animation that challenges with a new perspective using the technique of picture-story show animation cultivated in the «Yamishibai» series. Creators who love monsters create original monsters and introduce them with illustrations drawn with a retro Showa touch and theme songs made for each monster. Set in a world where monsters began to appear from the beginning of the 20th century, the indomitable UN monster observer (commonly known as Coulons) specializing in monitoring and analyzing rather than destroying the mighty power of monsters. Leader Yuichiro Kaido, monster ecology authority Kobayashi Maru, and monster function analysis talent Claire Coleman and other monster experts will explore a world where monsters and humankind live together.
The cast has also been announced, including Motomu Kiyokawa, Issei Futamata, Koji Imai, Masayuki Ohshita, Kaori Fukumori, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, and the idol group «GEMS COMPANY» produced by Square Enix. A variety of members will appear.
Kobayashi, who plays Dr. Gillermo Marquez, a major figure in monster life science, said, «It’s called a» monster, «but even if it’s a» monster, «it’s pretty cute. I think it’s a cute «monster» that you can get. «
The staff is written by Mitsugu Sasaki, who has worked on many «Yamishibai» series. In addition to monster designers Shinji Nishikawa, Hideo Okamoto, and Yu Ebihara, illustrators Mitsuko Furuya, jimmy, Tomoko Wada, and Norio Yamakawa of TV Tokyo will be working on the drawing, and Takashi Iizuka, a special effects puppet director, will also participate in the script and drawing. Directed by Akira Funada, who is familiar with the «Yamishibai» series, and produced by ILCA and yell.
The theme songs created for each of the unique monsters are sung by Aozora Sorano of the idol group «Dempagumi.inc/ARCANA PROJECT», Kana Hoshizaki, Nobuhiko Kashiwara, and Kota Okamoto.
Furthermore, it has been decided that the rock band «Kazukiyamamori» will handle the ending theme song. The title of the song is «Kaiju Fire», and it is a newly written song by Kazukiyamamori, who also likes monsters.
The full comments of Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Aozora Sorano, and monster designer Shinji Nishikawa are posted below.
[Kiyoshi Kobayashi (role of Guillermo Marquez)]
This is Kiyoshi Kobayashi. It’s called a «monster», but even if it’s a «monster», it’s pretty cute. And there are some tough points. I’m sure it’s a cute «monster» that everyone can understand. Thank you for your continued support.
[Aozora Sorano (theme song singing)]
TV anime «KJ File» We will sing the theme song of unique monsters! This is Aozora Sorano and Aonyan from Dempagumi.inc and ARCANA PROJECT. I didn’t have a chance to interact with monsters until I met «KJ File», but as I sang, I quickly became emotional …! Now the monsters can’t seem like their own children. There are scary monsters, cute monsters, and a wide variety of monsters. There is no doubt that it will be a wonderful animation that humans will know about monsters. If you notice, Dr. Monster …!?
[Shinji Nishikawa (in charge of drawing)]»Monster» has become a concept shared by the world. I think there is still a lot of potential for that design, but there aren’t many opportunities because it’s a character that costs money to visualize, whether it’s special effects or CG. This time, a lot of new monsters were born in terms of design, despite the simple expression of picture-story show animation. I hope you can enjoy the fun of monsters widely with a slightly sloppy feeling.