News The Sacred Blacksmith Anime's Promo Video Streamed
posted on 2009-06-22 12:29 EDT
The official blog of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine announced that the company's YouTube channel would begin streaming an 82-second promotional video of The Sacred Blacksmith (Seiken no Blacksmith) television anime at midnight on Monday night. The anime adapts Isao Miura's "unconventional fantasy" light novels, which are illustrated by the same artist (Runa) who illustrated Miura's Jōtō light novel series. The six light novel volumes have so far sold 570,000 copies. Masamitsu Hidaka (Linebarrels of Iron, Pokémon, Juu Senshi Garukiba) is directing the project at the manglobe anime studio (Ergo Proxy, Michiko to Hatchin, Samurai Champloo). Masashi Suzuki (Kanokon, Minami-ke: Okawari, Shuffle!) is overseeing the scripts, and Jun Nakai (Tokyo Majin) is adapting's Runa original character designs for anime. The anime will premiere on Japanese television this fall.
The story takes place after an abominable war that foisted a "devil's contract" upon a land. Cecily Campbell, a former noble's daughter who joined a knighthood, encounters a man who dispatches some hoodlums with one sweep of a mysterious sword. The man possesses the power of the same "devil's contract" that has become taboo, now that peace has been restored. Cecily has been searching for a blacksmith who can repair an old sword she inherited from her father, and that mysterious young man happens to be blacksmith named Luke Ainsworth. This encounter launches their adventures together.
Source: Moon Phase
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