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Upcoming 'Kabukibu!' Anime Series Reveals CLAMP-Styled Characters

By Rae Mendez , Feb 16, 2017 05:10 AM EST
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Studio Deen has updated fans with its up and coming anime adaptation of the “Kabukibu!” series. The latest update was the revelation of the main characters donned in the familiar character designing of CLAMP. Aside from that, the cast and the premiere date has been announced as well.

The official website for the animated series adaptation of “Kabukibu!” has updated with the release of the original character designs. Though the anime adaptation will be spearheaded by Studio Deen, the production team has given the duty of original anime character designing to CLAMP. CLAMP are well known for their art style emphasized with intricate features and long limbs.

CLAMP, which is an all-female group of artists, has worked on several projects including “xxxHolic Rei”, “Magic Knight Rayearth”, “Cardcaptor Sakura”, “Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle”, and the popular series, “Chobits”. The main characters of the anime adaptation of Yuuri Eda’s “Kabukibu!” are Jin Ebihara, Hanamichi Niwa, Shin Akutsu, Kurogo Kurusu, Tonbo Murase, and Kaoru Asagi. These characters will be respectively voiced by actors Kengo Kawanishi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Ryota Ohsaka, Taichi Ichikawa, Yuichiro Umehara, and Yuko Kaida.

The new poster features the CLAMP-designed characters garbed in various traditional Japanese clothes that depict the story of the original manga series. The series is set on a story about kabuki, a classic traditional Japanese art of dance and drama. It is incorporated with a modern outtake wherein a high school student starts a kabuki club and goes through the adventures of finding students to join the said club.

The anime “Kabukibu!”, otherwise called as “Kabukibu! Kabuki Club” has been slated to release in April 2017. The anime series will kick off with 12 episodes and any further seasons to follow has yet to be announced by Studio Deen. Each new episode will last for at least half an hour and it will be broadcasted on BS-TBS.

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