Crunchyroll, Funimation to Stream Chain Chronicle Anime in Japanese, English

posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll to premiere 1st movie on Friday, English dub to follow on Funimation

Crunchyroll and FUNimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that they will stream the Chain Chronicle – The Light of Haecceitas- (Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari) anime films and television anime. Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with English subtitles, while Funimation will offer an English SimulDub.

Crunchyroll will stream the first film – which covers the same story as the first four episodes of the TV anime series – on Friday at 2:00 p.m. EST along with the first episode of the series. Episodes two through four will follow "shortly thereafter." Crunchyroll will then stream the second film in January and the third film in February. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia.

Funimation will announce details on its English dub at a later date.

The anime project has both a theatrical and a television version. The theatrical verision is split into three films, with each film screening in a two-week limited engagement in theaters. The first film debuted in Japan on December 3, the second will debut on January 14, and the third film will debut on February 11. The 12-episode television anime version will premiere in January. Each of the three anime films has the same story content as four television episodes.

The series adapts Sega's Chain Chronicle smartphone game. Crunchyroll and Funimation describe the story:

This is the story of the Chain Chronicle, a book that describes everything that happens in the world.

The citizens of the remote continent of Yggd once thought that there was nothing beyond their continent. The continent was divided into several regions, each with its own king. Though there were small skirmishes amongst them, a lord, chosen by the kings in conference, always maintained balance -- until the evil Black Army arrived.

"All will be engulfed in black."

The Volunteer Army, led by Yuri, was no match for the Black Army. During the fighting, the Lord of Black captures half of the Chain Chronicle, as well as the capital. During their retreat, Yuri and the Volunteer Army encounter a boy fighting the Black Army all by himself.

So begins the story of the Chain Chronicle, of the Volunteer Army's and Black Army's battles for the fate of the world, and of friendship.

Masashi Kudo (Kyō no Asuka Show, Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties, Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch) is directing the anime and designing the characters at Telecom Animation Film and Graphinica. Touko Machida (Allison & Lillia, The [email protected], Chaika the Coffin Princess) is supervising the scripts. Daisuke Jinba (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) is in charge of art direction. Masato Kōda (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, Maria the Virgin Witch, KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!) is composing the music, and Shōji Hata (Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal, Fairy Tail, One-Punch Man) is in charge of sound direction. Takeo Ogiwara (Princess Tutu, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Penguindrum) is director of photography.

Nao Tōyama is performing film version's opening theme song "Chain the world," and will also perform the television broadcast's ending theme song "True Destiny." Nano is performing the film version's ending theme song "PARAISO," and will also perform the television broadcast's opening theme song "My Liberation."

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