The “KSL Online 2021 –Kaginado-” event announced on Sunday that Kaginado (Key, Etc.), the first crossover anime series featuring the franchises of visual arts‘ Key brand, will air on TV and via streaming in October. The chibi-character anime will be a crossover of some of the Keythe most popular visual novels and anime from , including Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, and Rewrite, with the anime’s site promising more.
Among the franchises announced for the crossover anime, note Key writer Jun Maeda wrote the original visual novels for all but Rewrite, and also worked on the music for each of them (including Rewrite).
Kanon debuted in 1999, while Air debuted in 2000, and Clannad in 2004. Kanon had two television anime adaptations: the first by Toei-Animation in 2002, and the second by Animation of Kyoto in 2006. Animation of Kyoto adapted Air in a television anime in 2005 as one of his first full studio productions, and Toei-Animation also adapted it into an animated film the same year. Animation of Kyoto also hosted the 2007 television anime of Clannad.
Little Busters! debuted in 2007, with JC StaffThe anime adaptation premiered in 2012. Rewrite debuted in 2011, with the television anime of 8 bit first in 2016.