Madoka Magica/Fate/Durarara Creators' RPG Project Inspire Chaos Dragon Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The multimedia project Chaos Dragon will launch with a television anime series titled Chaos Dragon: Sekiryū Sen'eki (Chaos Dragon: Red Dragon Campaign) this summer. The project is based on Red Dragon, the "role-playing fiction" story born from the "table talk role-playing game" sessions by five prominent anime, game, and art creators.
Text: The red starting point that was made to create the best work of fiction...
Text: This is a miraculous story made with a serious battle that began through sessions of a TRPG (table talk role-playing game).
Text: The RPG (role-playing fiction), "Red Dragon."
Text: Donatia and Koran... A world split apart by the cold war between the two giant countries who put their hegemony on the line.
Text: In the middle of this glaring faceoff, the island nation Nil Kamui lost its independence.
Text: The fate of the island is left to the members of the "Mixed Team Brigade," who formed due to the unusual phenomenon of the "Red Dragon!"
Text: Lo Chenshi, a battle monk who is also an assassin
Text: Swallow Kratzvary, a member of the Black Dragon Knight Squad who was sent by Donatia, the empire that had once controlled the world.
Text: Eiha, a slave who fused with a monster.
Text: Ibuki, a descendant of the royal family of Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence.
Text: Kaguraba, an immortal salesman who is shrouded in mystery.
Text: With the world of Red Dragon as the starting point, now, new creators make something new.
The five Red Dragon participants were Gen Urobuchi (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners, Fate/stay night, Lunar Legend Tsukihime), Izuki Kōgyoku (Mimizuku to Yoru no Ō, Mama, Garden Lost), Simadoriru (illustrator), and Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!, Durarara!!). Each participant created a character to guide through six nights of tabletop role-playing game sessions devised by "fiction master" Makoto Sanda (Rental Magica).
The story of the anime takes place in the year 3105 of the sparkling era in the small country of Nil Kamui, where the guardian god Red Dragon has gone berserk.
Masato Matsune (Fate/Prototype CG supervisor, Meganebu! opening storyboarder and animation direcotr) is directing the television anime at SILVERLINK./CONNECT. Team Barrel Roll's Ukyō Kodachi (Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road, Macross Frontier novels) is in charge of the series scripts with assistance by Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost Slayers Ayashi, EUREKA SEVEN AO).
Sanda was once part of Group SNE, the famous creative unit that made the Record of Lodoss War franchise. Like Red Dragon, Group SNE initially created Lodoss as a series of role-playing game sessions. The creators then turned their campaign transcripts into a series of novels that spawned anime, manga, and more.
Sanda designed the Red Dragon world with Kiyomune Miwa (Fate/stay night, Rental Magica collaborator) and Ukyō Kodachi (Macross Frontier novels). Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Tactics Ogre, The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk) is composing the music. Katsushi Ota, the editor best known for Kodansha's literary magazine Faust, is producing the project.
Also as part of the project, there will be a board game titled Chaos Dragon: Haō Shunjū. The "story-telling game's" plot revolves around seven heroes (controlled by the players) who fight in an endless war. The smartphone game Chaos Dragon: Konton Senso (Chaos Dragon: Chaos War) is scheduled to begin service this summer for iOS and Android devices. Scenario-writers include Carlo Zen, Yoichiro Koizumi, Ukyō Kodachi from Team Barrel Roll, Makoto Sanda, Ryogo Narita, Jin Haganeya (Guilty Crown episode scripts), and Shunsaku Yano, among others. Participating illustrators include Cheese Gouda (Gundam: Reconguista in G designs), Shimadoriru, sime, Take, Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King), Peach-Pit (Shugo Chara!), and minoa from nitroplus. The music will be composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto.
The website Sai-zen-sen serialized the compiled transcripts of the Red Dragon role-playing sessions.
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