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Madan no Ō to Vanadis TV Anime's 1st Short Streamed

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Adaptation of fantasy light novel series premiered on Sunday

Media Factory began streaming "episode 0" of the Madan no Ō to Vanadis shorts titled "Tigre-kun and Vanadi-chu" on Sunday.

In the short, the characters discuss the anime's premise, and argue over whether it is Tigre or the Vanadis who are the main characters.

Tatsuo Satō (Bodacious Space Pirates) is directing and overseeing the scripts at Satelight. Yousuke Kabashima (The Girl Who Leapt Through Space) is adapting Hinata Katagiri, Nobuhiko Yanai, and Yoshiwo's original character designs. Masaru Yokoyama (Freezing Vibration, Queen's Blade series) is composing the music. Konomi Suzuki will perform the opening theme, “Ginsen no Kaze” (Wind of the Silver Flash), while voice actress Hitomi Harada will perform the ending theme, "Schwarzer Bogen" (Black Bow).

The titular Vanadis of Tsukasa Kawaguchi's fantasy series are beautiful girls who ride into battle, brandishing weapons received from dragons. There are seven such Vanadis who rule seven territories and instill fear in neighboring countries. A boy named Tigre is a minor noble in the kingdom of Buryūnu who encounters a Vanadis in battle. She is the silver-haired, red-eyed "silver fraulein" Ellen. She defeats him, but instead of killing him, she takes him prisoner.

Kawaguchi launched the light novel series in 2011 with art by Yoshi☆wo, and Media Factory published the eighth volume in May. Artist Nobuhiko Yanai has been drawing the manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine since 2011.

The series premiered on Sunday and Funimation is streaming the series as it airs.

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