News Lantis Produces Goulart Knights, Its 1st Original Anime (Updated)
posted on 2009-07-10 22:16 EDT
A website has revealed Goulart Knights, the first original animation project that Bandai Visual's music label subsidiary Lantis has ever produced since it was established a decade ago. The project was conceived by Takumi Miyajima (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Coded Soul -Uketsugareshi Idea-) and illustrated by sion. It features four voice actors in one music and entertainment unit: Yuuki Kaji (Nile), Atsushi Abe (Hokuto), Takuma Terashima (Ulbireo), and Kazuma Horie (Regulus).
The story begins after mysterious creatures named "Archons" suddenly appear in the world. Humanity faces the threat of annihilation from these creatures. Only the "Chalice," the source of humanity, can defeat the powerful Archons. So, the humans assemble an Archon-slaying unit from fighters who have the ability to bring forth the Chalice to fight. The ones chosen to fight the Archons with the Chalice as their weapon are called Goulart Knghts.
Although there is no anime release announced yet, cosplaying Lantis staffers will give away a free original drama CD, Goulart Kishidan: Homunculus Sōdō (Goulart Knights: Homunculus Strife), during Summer Comic Market 76. The event will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from August 14 to 16. The four voice actors will appear in person at Comic Market's Lantis booth on August 16. Lantis will then ship the Goulart Knights' debut mini-album on September 30. The August issue of Gakken's Animedia magazine already published a 16-page one-shot manga about the four Goulart Knights on Friday.
Image © Goulart Knights
Update: More background and story information added.
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