Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul Anime Reveals 3rd Promo Video, More Cast, April 7 Premiere
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The official website for the Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul television anime, the sequel to 2014's Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Saturday. The website has also revealed the show's new key visual, theme song artists, more cast members, and April 7 premiere date.
SiM is performing the show's opening theme song "Let It End," and DAOKO is performing the ending theme song "Haikei Goodbye Sayōnara" (Dear Goodbye Farewell). The above video previews both songs, previewing DAOKO's ending theme song first, then SiM's opening theme song second.
The series will air on the "Animeism" programming block, and will premiere on TBS on April 7 at 25:55 (effectively April 8 at 1:55 a.m.), and then on MBS at 26:10 (effectively April 8 at 2:10 a.m.). The show will also air on CBC, BS-TBS, Sun TV, and AT-X.
The show's new cast members include:
Maaya Sakamoto as Sofiel
Yasuhiro Mamiya as Dias
Kensho Ono as Allesand
The site has also revealed the designs for the character Mugaro, but hasn't revealed the voice cast member yet.
The series will will air for two cours (quarters of a year). The story takes place 10 years after the world escaped destruction due to the revival of Bahamut. Humans at the royal capital gather wealth, the demons are enslaved to assist with the capital's revival, and the gods lose their power due to a decrease in religious piety. The world is thrown off balance as humans, gods, and demons hold their own ideas of justice.
The new other cast members include:
Yuichiro Umehara as Charioce XVII, a cruel king who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He is not afraid of gods or demons, and he wields a forbidden power stolen from gods.
Returning cast members include:
Go Inoue as Kaiser Lidfard
Masakazu Morita as Azazel
Miyuki Sawashiro as Rita
Hiroshi Iwasaki as Bacchus
Showtaro Morikubo as Hamsa
Megumi Han as Jeanne D'arc
Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Asura) is returning from the first season 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.
Funimation licensed the anime and 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.
The Rage of Bahamut: Genesis television anime is inspired by Cygames' Rage of Bahamut mobile game. The series premiered in October 2014, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired. The Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends spinoff series of shorts was green-lit, and was slated to premiere in April 2016. However, the series has been delayed indefinitely, and the official website removed the entire staff listing.
Source: MoCa News