News The Sacred Blacksmith Anime's 2nd Promo Video Posted
posted on 2009-08-14 02:54 EDT by Egan Loo
The Japanese production company Media Factory has begun streaming the second 139-second promotional video for the anime adaptation of Isao Miura's The Sacred Blacksmith (Seiken no Blacksmith) "unconventional fantasy" light novels on Thursday. 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 became taboo once peace had 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.
The six light novel volumes of The Sacred Blacksmith 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, and the first promotional video is still streaming.
Source: Moon Phase Comments
Image © 2009 Isao Miura/Media Factory, Earth Star Entertainment, JOQR, AT-X
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