Kiznaiver (キズナイーバー Kizunaībā) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Trigger and Aniplex and written by Mari Okada. The series features character designs by Shirow Miwa and Mai Yoneyama Hiroshi Kobayashi, famous for his work as assistant director in the anime Rage of Bahamut and as episode director in Kill la Kill, will make his first debut as director in Kiznaiver. The anime's title is play on the two words "connection" and "naïve" implying that the characters need to move past empathy to solve their problems, which they currently lack. Thematically, Kiznaiver is similar to Studio Trigger's previous films which deal with problems attributed to character interaction.