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Chaos Dragon TV Anime Unveils Additional Cast, Nil Kamui Video

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The official website for the Chaos Dragon television anime project announced more cast members on Thursday:

Houchu Ohtsuka as the Red Dragon (one of only seven dragons in the world and the guardian diety of Nil Kamui)

Kenji Akabane as Fugaku, Ibuki's fellow disciple in kendō

Takuya Eguchi as Hien, a boy swordfighter. He lost a little sister who was like his other half, during the Seven-Year War.

Toru Ohkawa as Kurama (not pictured)

Kouichi Yamadera as Agito, leader of the revolutionary army

Nozomi Furuki as Mashiro, a girl who was with Ibuki at an orphanage in Nil Kamui

Haruka Watanabe as Kai, who lived in an orphanage after losing both parents in the Seven-Year War between Nil Kamui and Kōran

The website also began streaming a new promotional video on Thursday. The video introduces Nil Kamui, one of three countries central to the story.

The narrator Ibuki (Marina Inoue) reveals that Nil Kamui was a small marine country protected by the guardian diety named Red Dragon. However, "our country was no longer ours." The covetous ancient country Kōran suddenly attacked, and pillaged the land. Ibuki lost his parents and little sister as his country fell in white flames.

The story takes place in the sparkling era year 3015, where the great nations Donatia and Kōran divide the world in a cold war as they fight for supremacy. In the middle of this standoff is island country Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence.

The main characters and cast includes:

Marina Inoue as Ibuki, a descendant of the royal family of Nil Kamui. Created by Simadoriru.

Miyuki Sawashiro as Eiha, Ibuki's guardian who is fused with a demon. Created by Izuki Kōgyoku.

Sōma Saitō as Soirot Clasbari, a member of Donatia's prized black dragon knights. Created by Kinoko Nasu.

Maaya Uchida as Rō Chenfa, an assassin from a religious organization in Kōran. Created by Gen Urobuchi.

Unshou Ishizuka as Kagraba, a mysterious immortal trader from the independent city of Haiga. Created by Ryohgo Narita.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and Sun TV on July 2.

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. 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).

Masato Matsune (Fate/Prototype CG supervisor, Meganebu! opening storyboarder and animation director) 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).

Inoue and Saitō will appear at an advance screening of the first three episodes and a talk show in Tokyo on June 20.

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 is 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 for the game include Carlo Zen, Yoichiro Koizumi, Ukyo Kodachi from Team Barrel Roll, Makoto Sanda, Ryohgo 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. Sakimoto is composing the game's music.

The website Sai-zen-sen serialized the compiled transcripts of the Red Dragon role-playing sessions.

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