The upcoming Key chibi crossover anime Kaginado will stream on Crunchyroll, Funimation, HIDIVE, Wakanim, Aniplus, bilibili, and Muse Asia. The premiere date is listed as October 12, although the schedule may vary between platforms.
The staff includes Kazuya Sakamoto (She and Her Cat –Everything Flows-) as director, Takashi Aoshima (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!) as series composer, Eriko Haga (Happy-Go-Lucky Days animation director) as character designer, and Aoshima, Kai, and Tohya Okano as scriptwriters.
Other staff include Yukihiro Shibutani (To Your Eternity) as art director, Asami Kitsukawa as color designer, and Tomoaki Suzuki (Tokyo Revengers assistant photography director) as photography director. LIDENFILMS KYOTO Studio is the animation production company.
Kaginado features an ensemble cast. Most of the voice actors are reprising the roles they played in various anime adaptations of Key visual novels like Kanon, Air, CLANNAD, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and Planetarian.
The cast includes Tomokazu Sugita as Yuichi Aizawa, Yui Horie as Ayu Tsukimiya and Riki Naoe, Daisuke Ono as Yukito Kunisaki, Asami Sanada (taking over from the late Tomoko Kawakami) as Misuzu Kamio, Yūichi Nakamura as Tomoya Okazaki, Mai Nakahara as Nagisa Furukawa, Tomoe Tamiyasu as Rin Natsume, Masakazu Morita as Kotarou Tennouji, Chiwa Saitō as Kotori Kanbe, Keiko Suzuki as Yumemi Hoshino, and more.
Kaginado is made to celebrate Key’s 20th anniversary. The show is described as:
The characters that have wringed out gallons of tears from Key fans all over the world for the
past 20 years gather in this utopia… of sorts.
Now they are moving not only the fans’ emotions but the barriers dividing their worlds as well,
to enjoy a new school life in a whole new world.
Free, fun, and filled with joy.
A dreamlike story is about to begin.
Source: press release