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May'n Performs Themes for Both Lord of Vermilion, Phantom in the Twilight Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Both TV anime series premiere this summer

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 Friday that May'n will perform the series' opening theme song. May'n will also perform the ending theme song for smartphone game company Happy Elements' first original anime Phantom in the Twilight.

May'n has performed theme songs for anime such as Restaurant to Another World, Izetta: The Last Witch, Taboo Tattoo, Accel World, Btooom!, and Macross Frontier. She will perform at Anime Expo on July 6 as part of Anisong World Matsuri.

The Lord of Vermilion television anime will premiere this summer. The anime will star Yuuki 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.

JUNNA will perform the show's ending theme song "Akaku, Zetsubō no Hana" (Become Red, Flower of Despair).

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.

The Phantom in the Twilight series is being developed in Japan and China, and it is slated to premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji in July.

The anime's cast includes Kana Hanazawa as Bayrou Ton, Takahiro Sakurai as Vlad Garfunkel, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Luke Bowen, Tomokazu Sugita as Tōryū, and Daiki Yamashita as Wayne King.

Kunihiro Mori (Mars Daybreak) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Fumiaki Maruto (How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Classroom Crisis) and Shunsaku Yano are handling the series composition. Maruto is also credited with the original story, and Yano is also credited with the world setting. Hidari (Fire Emblem Echoes -Shadows of Valencia-) is designing the characters, and Megumi Yamashita is adapting the designs for animation. Z-Ton (Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon) is handling the creature design.

The story takes place in London at Café Forbidden, a mysterious café that only opens at night. The protagonist is a girl who is in London to study abroad. She meets the handsome men who work this place where the guardians of the boundary between the human and shadow world gather.

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Animate Times

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