‘Iroduku: The World in Colors’ is a science fiction anime series created by Natsuka Yashio for the Japanese animation studio P.A.Works that explores time travel. It was directed by Toshiya Shinohara and ran for thirteen episodes. Previously, the series was available on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service before making its way to the HiDive app.
Sentai Filmworks announced on their website that they were giving the series a blu-ray home video release which will feature the original Japanese voice actors but will now include an English dub version. All thirteen episodes will be included in the release and will also have special features including some promos and special versions of the opening and closing songs.
It is set to be released on June 21, 2022, and is available for pre-order. The English cast list has not been released yet.
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MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows:
“Despite the kaleidoscopic magic ingrained in everyday life, Hitomi Tsukishiro’s monochrome world is deprived of emotion and feeling. On a night as black and white as any other, amidst the fireworks spreading across the sky, Hitomi’s grandmother Kohaku conjures a spell, for which she has been harnessing the moon’s light for 60 years, to send Hitomi back in time to the year 2018 when Kohaku was in high school.
Hitomi’s mission seems unclear, but her grandmother assures her that she will know when she gets there. Following a trip through time aboard a train driven by a strange yellow creature, Hitomi finds herself in stoic artist Yuito Aoi’s room, and his drawings flood her world with color. What is Hitomi’s purpose there, and why do Yuito’s drawings return such breathtaking color to her drab world?”
The anime was written by Yūko Kakihara with music by Yoshiaki Dewa. Chief animation director Yuki Akiyama also designed the characters with art director Kurumi Suzuki and art supervisor Junichi Higashi.