In the first few seconds of this premiere, we meet an orb sent to Earth by a god. At first, the orb takes on the form of a rock and then a wolf, at which point it travels and meets a young boy who has been abandoned in an arctic village. Lonely, the boy travels with the wolf in search of other people.
To Your Eternity has studio Brain’s Base producing the animation with Masahiko Murata serving as the director working off series composition created by Shinzo Fujita and character designs created by Koji Yabuno. Premiering on April 12th, the series will air for 20 episodes.
The second episode of To Your Eternity, titled “A Rambunctious Girl”, will air on Monday, April 19th.
To Your Eternity airs at 10:50 pm Japan Standard Time but streams outside of Japan a little bit later. This is when you can expect it to premiere next week:
Pacific Time: 9:30 am
Central Time: 11:30 am
As of April 12th, 2021, the only place to watch To Your Eternity is on Crunchyroll. No other streaming services have announced plans to simulcast this one.
It’s incredibly difficult to know what to say about this series without giving away the major twist at the end of episode 1 (don’t worry, no spoilers here). I will say that this is a premiere that drew out a visceral emotional reaction from me. All throughout the episode, I was speaking at the screen, and then in the final moments of the episode, I sat there in stunned silence for a full ten minutes trying to figure out how I felt about what I had just seen, and even then I found myself without words in continued stunned silence.
Your mileage may vary with this premiere, but I urge you to at least give it a chance sooner rather than later so that you can minimize your risk of spoilers.