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Junna Performs Ending Theme for Lord of Vermilion Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Story also revealed for anime starring Yūki Kaji, Misato Fukuen

The official website for Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ō (Crimson King), the television anime adaptation of Square Enix's Lord of Vermilion arcade trading card game series, revealed on Saturday that JUNNA will perform the show's ending theme song "Akaku, Zetsubō no Hana" (Become Red, Flower of Despair). The single for the song will ship on July 18.

JUNNA is part of the Macross Delta anime's in-story "Tactical Sound Unit" Walküre, the first major songstress group in the Macross anime franchise. She also performed the opening theme song for The Ancient Magus' Bride anime.

The anime will star Yūki Kaji as Chihiro Kamina and Misato Fukuen as Yuri Shiraki.

Eiji Suganuma (Sasameki Koto, Karneval, B-PROJECT) is directing the anime. Masashi Suzuki (Shuffle!, Minami-ke: Okawari , The Sacred Blacksmith) is in charge of series composition. Toshie Kawamura (Yes! Precure 5, Mashiroiro Symphony - The color of lovers, Hugtto! Precure) is designing the characters.

The anime takes place in Tokyo in 2030. In a suburban area, suddenly a high-frequency resonant sound is heard, and at the same time a red mist shrouds the area. Anyone who hears the sound, be it human or animal, loses consciousness. The government estimates that it might be an unidentified virus, and fearful of an epidemic, blockades Tokyo and moves its base to Osaka. However, six days after the incident, those who lost consciousness from the sound awaken for no apparent reason. Those blockaded in Tokyo slowly start to get the city functioning again, but after that day strange incidents start to occur at the blockade border. Those who have awakened a hidden blood power arise, are drawn to one another, and must face a cruel fate.

Square Enix launched the Lord of Vermilion fantasy collectible card game in June 2008, and the game has since spawned the Lord of Vermilion II, Lord of Vermilion Re: 2, Lord of Vermilion III, and Lord of Vermilion IV sequels, as well as the Lord of Vermilion Arena Windows PC game. The franchise also spawned the Lord of Arcana spinoff for the PlayStation Portable in 2010, and a remake titled Lord of Apocalypse on the PlayStation Vita and PSP in 2012.

The Lord of Vermilion III game previously inspired a six-minute special anime video.

Source: MoCa News

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