Kiznaiver: Once more with feeling!!
Kiznaiver is a 2016 anime series produced by the world renowned Studio Trigger (best known for series
such as Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia, and Darling in the Franxx) and Broadcasted exclusively by
Crunchyroll. I originally heard about this series a few years ago when I saw a teaser clip for the series
and I was very interested in the concept but it took me a few more years to find out the actual name of
the series (shout out to loot crate for giving me a mousepad with the show on it lol). I finally had some
time recently to sit down and watch the entire series which is very short compared to most modern
series with only 12 episodes. To give a brief synopsis of the show 7 High school classmates are forced to
participate in an experiment which is funded by the city and even political groups and countries around
the world in order to help in the lofty goal of world peace. The experiment links the feelings of the
classmates starting with their pain. To simplify basically if one of then gets hurt everyone feels it. This
eventually spreads to them even sharing their feelings of fear and even sadness. The goal is for each of
them to connect and hopefully through this connection they can begin to understand and sympathize
with the others feelings and emotions. Eventually as the group becomes closer romantic feeling develop
between members of the group which causes conflict of course. The interesting part was learning that
the 7 were not the first group to have this experiment tested out on them and seeing how the rest
unfolds is an exciting thrill ride. As for my personal thoughts I did enjoy watching the series especially as
I got to the last couple episodes. It had me hooked to see what would happen next although I will say
that the way the series ended did disappoint me. I did find a lot of the animation to be very beautiful.
Studio Trigger productions have always been very recognizable to me due to their use of very bright and
vibrant colors and it suited this series very well. The Characters were all enjoyable and hilarious although
I did have my favorites (Nico Is best girl!!). As a final recommendation I would say it is worth checking
out if you aren’t already engaged with a series. The series is definitely good but it wouldn’t be
something I would drop everything I’m doing to watch it.
If you have any recommendation on what you would like me to review next feel free to let me know in
the comments below and I’ll see you guys in my next review.