HIDIVE has announced that it will simulcast the Kaginado anime, which is a cameo-filled comedy series produced by LIDENFILMS. Kaginado celebrates the 20th anniversary of Key, the Osaka-based visual novel producer. The series features chibi-style fan-favorite characters from Clannad, Kanon, Air, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and Planetarian. The series will simulcast on HIDIVE on Tuesdays starting on October 12, 2021.
Based upon the original works of PC gaming company Key, Kaginado features the casts of Key’s most tear-jerking games reimagined as adorable chibi characters. But this time, the casts of Clannad, Air, Kanon, Rewrite, Planetarian, and Little Busters! aren’t here to make audiences cry. Instead anime fans will laugh along with this spirited reimaging of their favorite game series in a hilarious crossover event that flips the script on expectation and provides a fresh take on the characters fans already know and love.
Kaginado is directed by Kazuya Sakamoto, with series composition and scriptwriting from Takashi Aoshima. Key provides the series’ musical score.