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The original TV anime Engage Kiss, from the minds of Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- author Fumiaki Maruto and Date a Live illustrator Tsunako, announced a slew of information for the series tonight on a live stream, including releasing the series’ first full trailer, a new visual and more!



Engage Kiss


Alongside the previous announcement of Fumiaki Maruto writing the series composition and Tsunako drawing the original character designs, it was confirmed that Tomoya Tanaka (Visual Prison) will be directing Engage Kiss at A-1 Pictures with the following staff and companies:


  • Original: Bayron City Express
  • World View Setting: 
Shunsaku Yano (Try Knights)
  • Animation Character Designer, Co-Chief Animation Director
: Masaaki Takiyama (Tokyo ESP)

  • Sub-Character Designer, Co-Chief Animation Director: Chiaki Furuzumi 
(Sword Art Online: Alicization)
  • Original Demon Designs
: Ikumi Katagiri (Visual Prison character designer)

  • Animation Demon Designer, Prop Designer: 
Shinpei Wada (Design Assistant on The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Firearm Designer
: Kenji Teraoka (Mech Designer on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Code Geass)

  • Action Design: 
Yoshihiro Kanno (Sword Art Online: Alicization)

  • Action Director
: Hirokatsu Maruyama (Sword Art Online: Alicization)

  • Background Art Director
: Nobuhisa Ogiso (Wonder Egg Priority)

  • Background Art: 
Kusanagi (Wonder Egg Priority)

  • Color Design: 
Nanako Okazaki (Deca-Dence)

  • Director of Photography
: Yohei Miyawaki (Interviews with Monster Girls)

  • Editor
: Kumiko Sakamoto (My Hero Academia)

  • Sound Director: 
Takeshi Takadera (To Your Eternity)

  • Music: 
Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Revue Starlight)

  • Production Committee: 
Project Engage


RELATED: Project Engage Revealed as Engage Kiss TV Anime, Premieres in July 2022


The opening theme song and its singer were also confirmed tonight, with halca performing “Dare Kare Scramble (He Who Scrambles).” The single is previewed in the trailer above.


The live stream also revealed two new character designs, one being the demon version of the previously announced Kisara, as well as a new character, Sharon Holygrail, who features in the new visual and is voiced by Rumi Okubo, best known as the voice of Chinatsu Yoshikawa in YuruYuri.








Engage Kiss is an original TV anime that is set on an artificial island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with a slightly unusual romantic comedy occurring between the three main characters. It is scheduled to begin on July 2.


Source: Engage Kiss official website


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.