“Kubikiri Cycle” OVA Shifts Shedule

Starting last month, the Shaft-produced eight-OVA series has been adapting Nisio Isin’s (Monogatari, Medaka Box) and Take’s (his illustator collaborator on KatanagatariThe Kubikiri Cycle. Volume 2 is still out November 30th. Then, as announced today, it gets a bit delayed, with an extra month’s gap before volume 3. 


The new schedule continues:

Vol3: 1/25

Vol4: 2/22

Vol5: 3/29

Vol6: 4/26

Vol7: 5/24

Vol8: 6/28






Ii/Boku aka Nonsense Bearer – Yuki Kaji

The main protagonist and narrator of the Zaregoto Series. He is close friends with Tomo Kunagisa. His real name is never revealed.



Tomo Kunagisa – Aoi Yuuki

 the heiress to the Kungisa household, a genius computer engineer and hacker, and a close friend of I.



Akane Sonoyama – Yu Shimamura (Attack on Titan’s Annie)

a genius scholar and one of the Seven Fools in the ER3 System.



Kanami Ibuki – Ayako Kawasumi (Fate/stay night‘s Saber)

a genius painter, known for having no fixed style of painting.



Shinya Sakaki – Kenji Hamada (KuroBas’ Teppei Kiyoshi)

the attendant of Kanami Ibuki




Maki Himena –  Aya Endo (Macross F’s Sheryl Nome)

a genius fortune-teller and Esper.



Yayoi Sashirono – Haruna Ikezawa

is a genius chef, and the longest-running guest of Wet Crow’s Feather Island


Iria Akagami – Mariya Ise (Hunter x Hunter’s Killua Zoldyck)

heiress of the Akagami Foundation, exiled to Wet Crow’s Feather Island.



Rei Handa – Noriko Kuwashima

 head maid who works for Iria Akagami on Wet Crow’s Feather Island



Akari Chiga – Natsuko Kuwatani

one triplets who work as maids for Iria Akagami on Wet Crow’s Feather Island.



Hikari Chiga – Ryoko Shintani

one triplets who work as maids for Iria Akagami on Wet Crow’s Feather Island.



Teruko Chiga -Yuko Goto

the youngest of the triplets who work as maids for Iria Akagami on Wet Crow’s Feather Island. She is Iria’s bodyguard.


Jun Aikawa – Yūko Kaida

known as both the most powerful private contractor in the world and the world’s greatest entrepreneur.





Original – Nisio Isin
Original character designs – Take
Series Director-  Akiyuki Shinbo
Director – Yuki Yase (Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb,  episode director on Madoka Magica)
Composition- Tou Fuyashi (a joint  pseudonym used by the studio) , Akiyuki Shinbo
Screenplay-Yukito Kizawa (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi)
Character design and chief animation director – Akio Watanabe
Chief animation director – Hirofumi Suzuki (Madoka Magica ending)
Storyboard · okama
Music – Yuki Kajiura
Animation production shaft
Production and Aniplex / Kodansha / shaft


Theme “Cobolt World” is by Sangatsu no Phantasia, comprised of 

– Vocal: Mia (@3_phantasia)
– Composer: Scop (@scopscop)
– Illustrator: Natsu Asami (@72desuyo)
– Composer: n-buna (@nabuna2)
– Composer: Yuuyu (@yuuyu_ssry)
– Composer: 40mp (@40mP)
– Composer: buzz-G (@buzz_g)


Ending “Marchen” is from Madoka vocalists Kalafina.


Vertical will be releasing the novel in North America.

They describe it 

A dropout from an elite Houston-based program for teens is on a visit to a private island. Its mistress, virtually marooned there, surrounds herself with geniuses, especially of the young and female kind—one of whom ends up headless one fine morning.

The top-selling novelist year on year in his native Japan, prolific palindromic phenomenon NISIOISIN made his debut when he was only twenty with this Mephisto Award winner, a whodunit and locked-room mystery at once old-school and eye-opening. Previously published stateside by Del Rey, the translation has been retitled and revised just in time for the long-requested animated series based on illustrator take’s character concepts.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.