Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and Lord Marksman and Vanadis Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The television anime is inspired by Cygames' Rage of Bahamut mobile game. The story takes place in Mistarcia, a magical world where humans, gods, and demons mingle together. In the past, the black-and-silver winged Bahamut threatened to destroy the land, but humans, gods, and demons overcame their differences to fight together and seal its power. The key to that seal was split in two, one half given to the gods and the other to demons, so that they would never be united and Bahamut never released. Now, two thousand years later, the world is in an era of peace - until the day a woman steals the gods' half of the key.
Anime Limited will also release Lord Marksman and Vanadis, as both a Collector's Edition Blu-ray and a standard DVD. (The Collector's Edition will include a 40-page art book.) Funimation describes the anime:
After being taken captive by a female general from an enemy country, Count Tigrevurmud Vorn leaves his own lands completely open to attack. Unable to sit by and watch the destruction, Tigre must do what he can to convince his beautiful captor to join him in a fight to save his homeland.
Using his skills as an archer and her otherworldly prowess as a War Maiden, the pair must work together if they hope to stand a chance against two warring nations and a rogue faction led by power hungry nobleman. Outgunned, outnumbered and branded as a traitor, the valiant Tigre will need to win the favor of the remaining War Maidens if he plans to come out on top in this action-packed adventure that blurs the line between fantasy and fan-service.
Tatsuo Satō (Bodacious Space Pirates) directed and oversaw the scripts at Satelight (Fairy Tail). Yousuke Kabashima (The Girl Who Leapt Through Space) adapted Hinata Katagiri, Nobuhiko Yanai, and Yoshiwo's original character designs. Masaru Yokoyama (Freezing Vibration, Queen's Blade series) composed the music. Konomi Suzuki performed the opening theme, “Ginsen no Kaze” (Wind of the Silver Flash), while voice actress Hitomi Harada performed the ending theme, "Schwarzer Bogen" (Black Bow). The 13-episode anime premiered in Japan in October 2014.
Manga Entertainment is also releasing the fifth season of Yu-Gi-Oh! on seven DVD discs.