Key visual for the upcoming KJ File anime. Photo credit: @tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/kjfile

TV Tokyo has announced a short television anime titled KJ File, which is about Kaiju monsters. On their official website, they revealed the main staff, cast, ED (ending) theme song and a key visual. The Kaiju anime will premiere on TV Tokyo this summer in July 2022.

Artists, known for their passion for kaiju monsters, will create the original kaiju designs and the illustrations will supposedly be drawn in a “retro Reiwa era style”. A new theme song will herald the appearance of a brand new Kaiju in the episodes.

From a bloody war to peaceful coexistence

The story begins when early 20 . a meteorite falls in the Far East of the Eurasian continente Century and causes a huge explosion that changes the Earth’s crust so drastically that gigantic monsters (kaiju) are awakened in the ancient layers.

Kaiju design.
Kaiju design. Pic credit: KJ File Production Committee

The Kaiju appeared from below and began to attack humanity and destroy its civilization. The League of Nations was formed to combat this threat and began to find a way to defeat the Kaiju. However, the League of Nations underestimated the power of the kaijus and their forces were defeated.

Kaiju design.
Kaiju design. Pic credit: KJ File production committee.

When humanity was on the brink of extinction, the tide of the war with the Kaiju suddenly turned in the mid-20se Century. A brilliant scientist, Dr. Shiro Mikoshiba, invented an ultrasonic sample control device (known as the Rattenfenger) that could control the Kaiju.

Kaiju design.
Kaiju design. Pic credit: KJ File production committee.

No longer having to fight the Kaiju, humanity began to find a way to coexist peacefully with the Kaiju. It was decided that the League of Nations should be dismantled and that a new organization be created: the Monster Watchers of the United Nations.

This new organization was led by Dr. Shiro Mikoshiba and divided into 6 Kaiju research departments: ecology, life science, disaster prevention studies, linguistics, job analysis and anti-kaiju strategy.

Kaiju design.
Kaiju design. Pic credit: KJ File production committee.

The top management of each research department holds regular debriefing sessions where they discuss the analysis and new discoveries of the Kaiju currently being followed. The Monster Watchers are a team of the best scientific minds who search for the best ways to coexist peacefully with the Kaiju by tracking and analyzing them around the world.

Kaiju design.
Kaiju design. Pic credit: KJ File Production Committee

Talented voice actors and a punk band join the crew

The cast of the anime has some famous names:

  • Guillermo Marquez: Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Lupine III)
  • Motomu Kiyokawa (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Issei Futamata (Maison Ikkoku)
  • Kouji Imai
  • Masayuki Ooshita
  • Kaori Fukumori (Mushishi Zoku Shou)
  • Nene Naninu (GEMS COMPANY)

The staff consists of very talented individuals:

  • Director: Akira Funada (Yami Shibai 9)
  • Scriptwriter: Mitsuhiro Sasaki (Yami Shibai 6), Takashi Iisuka (Director of Sekai no Yami Zukan)
  • Animators: Shinji Nishikawa (Episode Director Kuryami Santa), Hideo Okamoto (SSSS.Dynazenon creature design), Yuu Ebihara, Takashi Iitsuka, Michiko Furutani, jimmy (Overflow), Tomoko Wada, Norio Yamakawa (Ninja Collection planning),
  • Song composition: Tomoki Kikuya (Yuragi sou no Yuuna-san)
  • Singers: Aozora Sorano (ARCANA PROJECT, Dempagumi.inc) Kana Hoshizaki, Nobuhiko Kashiwara (Shinryaku! Ika Musume), Kouta Okamoto
  • Schedule: Norio Yamakawa (TV Tokyo), Takuya Iwasaki (ILCA) (Kowabon)
  • Producer: Satoshi Umetsu (TV Toky) (Ahiru no Sora), Akira Funada (scream)
  • Production Collaboration: Studio Buckhorn, Wafuu Animation
  • Studio: ILCA, scream

The punk band Kazuki Yamamori will perform the theme song Kaijuu Fire. You can listen to one of the band’s great songs here:

Song by the punk band Kazuki Yamamori.

Visit the official band website here.

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