Goulart Knights Manga to Bundle OVA
posted on by Egan Loo
The first limited-edition manga volume of sion and Takumi Miyajima's Goulart Knights project will ship on December 25 with an original video animation (OVA) tentatively titled "Goulart Knights Evoked The Beginning Black." Goulart Knights is the first original animation project that Bandai Visual's music label subsidiary Lantis has ever produced since it was established a decade ago.
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.
Goulart Knights features four voice actors in one music and entertainment unit: Yuuki Kaji (Nile), Atsushi Abe (Hokuto), Takuma Terashima (Ulbireo), and Kazuma Horie (Regulus). The project was conceived by Miyajima (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Coded Soul -Uketsugareshi Idea-) and illustrated by sion. The four voice actors also formed a group called G.Addict that released a CD single last year with an animated music video. Two promotional videos, including one with some animation footage, is now streaming for that CD single on the Goulart Knights website. The fourth drama CD (pictured at left) shipped in April.
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