Sentai Filmworks Licenses Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of writer Senri Akatsuki and illustrator Ayumu Kasuga's (Jōkamachi no Dandelion) Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) light novel series.
The anime will premiere in Japan on January 11. Sentai Filmworks plans to release the series digitally and later on home video.
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.
Masaomi Andō (Gakkō Gurashi!, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, White Album 2) is directing the series at Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Monster Musume, Danganronpa The Animation). Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven's Lost Property, Unbreakable Machine-Doll) is handling the series composition, Keiko Kurosawa (Assassination Classroom, Re:_Hamatora) is designing the characters for animation, and Orange (Accel World, Terror in Resonance, Tiger & Bunny) is producing the 3D CG animation.
Fumi Tadauri launched a manga adaptation in Square Enix and GA Bunko's collaborative Gangan GA online magazine last year, and Square Enix published the third compiled volume on October 14. Itsuki Watanabe handles the manga's composition.