The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years gathers twelve brave, strange warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac. They fight each other for their lives and souls. The victor of this tournament gets to have one wish granted, whatever the wish may be.


Bramantyo Wibisono (KAORI Newsline)

Fighting, blood, and brutal cruelty. Humanity means nothing in the anime. Twelve most notorious killers in the city are gathered to kill each other to be the winner and survive.

NisiOisin wasn’t just an ordinary name to promote the Juuni Taisen anime. In the first episode, one flag for one of the twelve main characters has been ‘raised’. It looks like the main character will change in every episode because there are more main characters than usual. And presumably, starting from the next episode episode they will die one by one each episode. The unique and ‘dark’ story concept like this should be worthy of thumbs up. And the staff at studio Graphinica brings the ‘gory’ image very well in the anime.

Facts and Figures

Alternative title Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War
Source Material Light novel Juuni Taisen written by NisiOisin and Hikaru Nakamura
Ayane Sakura as Ryōka Niwa/Rooster
Cho as Sumihiko Tsujiie/Ram
Hikaru Midorikawa as Yoshimi Sōma/Horse
Hiroki Yasumoto as Duedecuple
Hiromi Igarashi as Kanae Aira/Tiger
Kousuke Toriumi as Takeyasu Tsumita/Serpent
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rabbit
Saori Hayami as Misaki Yūki/Monkey
Shun Horie as Tsugiyoshi Sumino/Rat
Takuya Eguchi as Nagayuki Tsumita/Dragon
Tomohiro Nishimura as Michio Tsukui/Dog
Yōko Hikasa as Toshiko Inō/Boar
Yuichiro Umehara as Eiji Kashii/Ox
Director Naoto Hosoda (Mirai Nikki)
Scenario Sadayuki Murai (Knights of Sidonia, Natsume Yuujin-Chou Go, Natsume Yuujin-Chou Roku)
Original Design Character Chikashi Kadekaru
Opening Theme Rapture” by Panorama Panama Town
Closing Theme Kenshin no Kemono” by Do As Infinity
Studio Graphinica
Official Website
Twitter @12taisen
Broadcast Date October 3 2017 (1430 GMT / 2130 WIT / 2330 JST)

Screenshot and Trailer

© NisiOisin · Graphinica · Juuni Taisen Production Committee
© NisiOisin · Graphinica · Juuni Taisen Production Committee
© NisiOisin · Graphinica · Juuni Taisen Production Committee
© NisiOisin · Graphinica · Juuni Taisen Production Committee

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