Lord of Vermilion Anime Reveals Cast, July Premiere
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The official website for Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ō (Crimson King), the television anime of Square Enix's Lord of Vermilion arcade trading card game series, revealed the anime's cast and July premiere on Thursday. The cast includes:
- Satoshi Hino as Kotetsu Dōmyōji
- Ai Kayano as Shōko Hanashima
- Hiroki Touchi as Isshin Kakihara
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Inuki Akaya
- Aoi Yūki as Koume Sakiyama
- Junichi Suwabe as Jun Aoi
- Takuma Terashima as Haru Minakami
- Shinichiro Miki as Kaburagi Kark
- Chiwa Saito as Chiyu
- Yui Horie as Julia Ichijō
- Akira Ishida as Suruga Jūmonji
- Yū Kobayashi as Marie Kurokami
- Rie Kugimiya as Tsubaki Manazuru
- Rina Satou as Akira Harabuki
- Nogizaka46 member Sayuri Inoue as Dux
All cast members except for Sayuri Inoue are reprising their respective roles from the games.
In addition, Square Enix has multiple events planned to celebrate the game series' 10th anniversary, with the anime series among them. The Lord of Vermilion IV game will update on June 28, and will include the characters Haruo Yaguchi and Akira Ōno from the upcoming Hi Score Girl anime.
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.
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.
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