Studio Gokumi has announced their upcoming project, a theatrical anime project dubbed “Laidbackers”, which will be on a limited two-week screening in Japan starting 5th April 2019. The website has also revealed that the world’s #1 Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI will perform the theme song, while popular anisong deejay kz (from “livetune”) will also be providing a song titled “Kamogawa Stampede”.
The show will be overseen by Hiroyuki Hashimoto (“Slow Start”, “Is the order a rabbit?”, “Magical Girl Raising Project”), directed by Kiyomitsu Sato (“Yuki Yuna Is a Hero”, “Trinity Seven”, “No. 6”), screenwritten by Makoto Uezu (“Assassination Classroom”, “The Heroic Legend of Arslan”, “KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!”) and character designs by Jiro Suzuki (“Higurashi no Naku Koro ni manga”, “Umineko – When They Cry”).
“LAIDBACKERS” is set in current-day Kyoto, where college student Kumi moves back to in order to take over the candy store inherited from her late grandmother. The house accompanying the candy store was supposed to be unoccupied, but there Kumi meets four reincarnated heroes from another world. One day the former demon king — who messed up her own reincarnation and is now in the form of an elementary school kid, asks for help her collect fragments of her previous body scattered in this world.