Polygon Pictures announced Ooyukiumi no Kaina TV anime, which will serve as a 40th-anniversary project for the studio. The anime is an original work by mangaka Tsutomu Nihei (BLAME!) and is set to air in January 2023 on Fuji’s Ultra+ TV block and other Japanese channels. Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime outside of Asia.
In addition to the anime, Ooyukiumi no Kaina (Kaina of the Great Snow Sea) is also getting a manga adaptation by Itoe Takemoto (The Beast Player) in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Sirius magazine.
The staff listing for the anime has also been revealed:
- Original work: Tsutomu Nihei (TOA Heavy Industries)
- Directed by: Hiroaki Ando
- Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai / Tetsuya Yamada
Concept art and character designs by Tsutomu Nihei are now available on the official website:
A world blanketed in an endless and ever-growing ocean of snow.Official Synopsis
The people eke out a living, either huddled around the roots of enormous trees dotting the surface, or high in the canopy, which spreads over the planet’s atmosphere.
A chance meeting between Kaina, a youth from the canopy, and Liliha, a young woman from the surface, sets off a chain of events that will change the fate of the world.