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Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Fantasy mecha series centers on former prince attending female-only academy

Kadokawa revealed via an announcement video on Sunday that writer Senri Akatsuki and illustrator Ayumu Kasuga's (Jōkamachi no Dandelion) Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation. The anime will be the fourth project to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the GA Bunko imprint.

The video announces the anime adaptation, reveals the main staff, and introduces the show's characters.

The text in the beginning of the video says, "This is the story of the single boy who is called the 'weakest.'" Later in the video the text says, "I'm not a hero or anything like that. I'm the weakest Drag-knight whose empire collapsed."

The video reveals the show's staff:

Original Work: Senri Akatsuki (GA Bunko / SB Creative)
Original Character Designs: Ayumu Kasuga
Director: Masaomi Andō (Gakkō Gurashi!, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, White Album 2)
Series Composition: Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven's Lost Property, Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
Character Designer: Keiko Kurosawa (Assassination Classroom, Re:_Hamatora)
3DCG Production: Orange (Accel World, Terror in Resonance, Tiger & Bunny)
Animation Production: Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Monster Musume, Danganronpa The Animation)

The story of the light novel series revolves around Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory's bathing area, sees the kingdom's new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he's known as the "undefeated weakest" Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

Akatsuki began the original light novel series under SB Creative's GA Bunko imprint in 2013, and Kadokawa will ship the sixth novel in Japan on June 15.

Fumi Tadauri launched a manga adaptation in Square Enix and GA Bunko's collaborative Gangan GA online magazine last year, and Square Enix will publish the second compiled volume on June 12. Itsuki Watanabe handles the manga's composition.

Previous projects commemorating the 10th anniversary of the GA Bunko imprint include the anime adaptation of Fujino Ōmori's Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)light novel series, and the Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F OVA project.

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