Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul Anime's 1st Video Previews New Main Character
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul television anime began streaming the first promotional video on Saturday. The video features the new main character Nina.
The website also unveiled the first key visual and main staff members.
Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Asura) is returning from the first season, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, to direct the series, and Shizuka Ōishi (Futarikko, Ōdorī live-action series) is writing the scripts. Naoyuki Onda (Gantz, Hiiro no Kakera) is returning to design the characters, and Goki Nakamura (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King, Baku Tech! Bakugan) will again serve as art director. Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, Kuroko's Basketball) is returning to compose the music. Mappa (Garo: Crimson Moon, Snow White with the Red Hair) is again producing the animation.
The staff of the Rage of Bahamut Genesis television anime announced last May that production on a second season was green-lit.
Funimation, who has licensed the anime for streaming, describes the first season's story:
Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god's half of the key.
Funimation will release the anime in standard and limited editions on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on April 26.
The Rage of Bahamut: Genesis television anime is inspired by Cygames' Rage of Bahamut mobile game. It premiered in October 2014, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired. The Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends spinoff series of shorts have been green-lit, and were slated to premiere in April. However, the series has been delayed indefinitely, and the official website removed the entire staff listing.