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MBC Group and TOKYOPOP Launch 2 New Anime Series

‘Kami.App’ and ‘Protocol: Rain’ debut in Japan and worldwide, with the shows streaming as simulcasts on the Arabic streaming platform this week.

MBC Group and TOKYOPOP have announced the release of two original anime productions, Kami.App (カミエラビ) and Protocol: Rain (僕らの雨いろプロトコル), debuting in Japan and worldwide this month. Produced by Fuji TV and TV Asahi, the shows will also debut on MBC’s Arabic streaming platform Shahid. In addition, MBC Anime has joined the production committees of both Japanese broadcasters to cater to anime enthusiasts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Kami.App Season 1 (13 episodes) and Protocol: Rain (12 episodes) debut this week as simulcasts on Shahid. Season 2 of Kami.App is coming in 2024.

The anime series Kami.App tells the action-packed story of high school student Goro, who is pitted against rivals to become the ultimate kami, who wields the power to control and manipulate the world’s cause and effect. Jaded by everyday life, Goro must confront his high school crush Honoka as part of the deadly competition, and reveal the deepest secrets of each kami candidate.

Yoko Taro (video game director of Nier) is the show’s creator. It is written by Jin (creator of Kagerou Daze) and directed by Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia, Ajin, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters), with character design by Atsushi Ohkubo (manga author “Soul Eater” and “Fire Force”).

Also launching this week on Shahid, Protocol: Rain tells the story of Shun Tokinoya, a high school student working part-time at an esports café. He must participate in the “Xaxxerion Championship” to win prize money, which he needs to save the one passion that keeps him going after losing his father.

The anime series is directed by Yasutaka Yamamoto (Aharen-san wa Hakarenai, Nekopara) and written by Katsuhiko Takayama (The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, ALDNOAH.ZERO with character designs by booota (Penguin Highway) and Kanna Hirayama (Rent A Girlfriend, 【OSHI NO KO).

Source: MBC Group

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.