Kaina of the Great Snow Sea anime release date in Winter 2023, Ooyukiumi no Kaina theme songs revealed by trailer PV

Visual from Kaina of the Great Snow Sea
Kaina and Liliha in Kaina of the Great Snow Sea. Pic credit: Polygon Pictures

The Kaina of the Great Snow Sea anime release date is on January 11, 2023, in the Winter 2023 anime season.

The anime will premiere on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block and it will also air on Kansai TV, Toukai TV, TV Nishinippon, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting, and BS Fuji.

Crunchyroll will premiere the anime for members worldwide outside of Asia as it airs in January 2023.

The show was first announced back in January 2022, along with a teaser PV revealing January 2023 premiere and the main staff. In July 2022, the main cast for the anime was announced via a teaser trailer.

The first trailer PV and a new key visual (see below) for Kaina of the Great Snow Sea anime were also released to corroborate the premiere date announcement. The trailer gives a deeper look into the premise of the show. It also reveals and previews the opening and ending theme songs of the anime.

The Kaina of the Great Snow Sea OP theme song is — “Telepath” by the Japanese rock duo yorushika. The ED theme song of Kaina of the Great Snow Sea is — “Juvenile” by the vocal group GReeeeN.

Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the official Fuji TV Anime Youtube channel:

Screening event

Just before the anime broadcast, on January 7, 2023, a completion announcement screening event will be held at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku in Tokyo. In addition to the main screening, a talk show will be also held.

Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kaina), Rie Takahashi (Liliha), and Ayumu Murase (Yaona) will be present at the event.

Here is the key visual released by the production team:

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea
The main characters of Ooyukiumi no Kaina anime. Pic credit: Polygon Pictures

More about Kaina of the Great Snow Sea

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea, also known as Ooyukiumi no Kaina, is an original anime series created by Tsutomu Nihei. The television anime commemorates Polygon Pictures’ 40th anniversary.

It is the second series from the +Ultra announcement programming partnership between Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, and Slow Curve. The partnership was announced in September 2021.

A manga adaptation with art by Itoe Takemoto has been serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine since February 2022.

The story of Ooyukiumi no Kaina takes place in a different world where the earth is about to disappear due to the ever-expanding “Snow Sea.” People either live on the surface at the roots of enormous trees or high in the canopy, which spreads over the planet’s atmosphere.

A chance encounter between Kaina, a boy from the canopy, and Liliha, a girl from the surface, will change the world.

For more information on the series, you can visit the official Ooyukiumi no Kaina anime website.

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