“Juuni Taisen” 12 background illustrations were unveiled! Check fields where bloody battles go on


Important information will be announced on June 12 at 12:00

12 background illustrations were unveiled from TV anime “Juuni Taisen”, originally written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura. It was decided to be animated this year. 

The novel is based on one-shot comic “Doushitemo Kanaetai Tatta Hitotsu no Negai to Wari to Soudemo Nai 99 no Negai”, written by Nisio Isin (“Bakemonogatari”, “Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku”) and drawn by Hikaru Nakamura (“Arakawa Under the Bridge”, “Saint Young Men”) for a project called “Oogiri”. “Oogiri” was a project between Nisio Isin and famous manga artists to produce one-shot comics.

“Juuni Taisen” is a killing war between 12 characters: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Serpent, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Cock, Dog, and Boar. These characters are based on twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac, and survivor of the battle will get a chance to make their wish to come true. The battle royal of stratagem and massacre to survive has started…

“Juuni” means “12” in Japanese, and 12 background illustrations were unveiled on May 12 at 12:00. This field takes a big role of where all 12 characters have gathered together and starts the battle. You can see its illustration a lot in teaser PV. Detailed illustrations of abandoned building and abandoned factory were unveiled for the first time.

Expectation towards the anime rises through these illustrations. Let’s check the teaser PV again and wait June 12, 12:00. Big information will be unveiled!


Road towards the building


Overview of the building 1


Overview of the building 2


Entrance of the building


Entrance of the observation platform


Close look of the observation platform


Observation platform of the building


Upper view of observation platform of the building


Emergency stairs in the building


Abandoned factory


Storeroom of the abandoned factory 1


Storeroom of the abandoned factory 2


TV anime “Juuni Taisen”
Official website: http://12taisen.com/
Official Twitter: @12taisen


Original work = ‘Juuni Taisen’ novel: Nisio Isin/Illustration: Hikaru Nakamura (Shueisha)
Director = Naoto Hosoda
Series organization = Sadayuki Murai
Character design = Chikashi Kadekaru
Music = Go Shiina
Music production = avex pictures
Animation work = Graphinica

Usagi = Nobuhiko Okamoto


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