On Thursday, the official website for the TV anime adaptation of Daiki Kobayashi’s manga “Ragna Crimson” released its third promotional video. Excitingly, this preview discloses that the anime will kick off with a debut one-hour episode, setting the tone for the series.
Accompanying this news, the website introduced fresh cast members and unveiled a captivating visual to heighten anticipation. Moreover, the video treats viewers to a sneak peek of the opening theme “ROAR,” performed by ulma sound junction.
The newly announced cast includes:
- Junichi Suwabe as Woltekamui
- Mamiko Noto as Chimera
- Hiroki Touchi as Golem
- Fairouz Ai as Slime
The inaugural episode is set to receive an exclusive early showing on September 2nd at Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinema. The ensemble cast will grace the event with their presence.
The show is set to debut on September 30th on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11. Leading the anime’s direction is Ken Takahashi (known for Butlers x Battlers and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!) at the helm of SILVER LINK. Overseeing script creation is Deco Akao (renowned for works like Amanchu!, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Noragami), ensuring a cohesive series narrative. Responsible for character design is Shinpei Aoki (noted for contributions as a key animator for the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya franchise).
Additional staff members include:
- Color Design: Taeko Mizuno (Studio Road)
- 3D Director: Makoto Endō (Tri-Slash)
- Art Director: Asuka Komiyama (Cosmo Project)
- Music: Kōji Fujimoto (Sus4 Inc.) / Osamu Sasaki
- Director of Photography: Atsushi Satō (Studio Shamrock)
- Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
- Editing: Kentarou Tsubone (REAL-T)
The anime stars:
- Ayumu Murase as Crimson
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Ragna
- Takehito Koyasu as Grymwelte
- Inori Minase as Leonica
- Kōzō Shioya as Temruogtaf
- Reina Ueda as Ultimatia
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Disas Trois
- Nobutoshi Canna as Future Ragna
- Yoshihito Sasaki as Michael
- Takashi Matsuyama as King Femud
Sentai Filmworks has secured the rights to distribute the series.
The English publication of the manga is being handled by Square Enix Manga & Books, and its synopsis unfolds as follows:
Dragon hunters: equipped with unique silver weaponry, they hunt and eliminate their quarry, reaping bounties. Amidst their ranks, Ragna is the least esteemed, forging an unexpected alliance with the youthful prodigy Leonica, an unparalleled dragon slayer with an unmatched tally of kills. Ragna’s sole aspiration is to stand by Leonica’s side, but his vision shatters following an assault from the most lethal dragon conceivable…
Debuting in Gangan Joker in March 2017, the manga was announced by Square Enix in April 2021 to be nearing its “ultimate clash.” The manga embarked on its conclusive saga with the release of the 11th volume in August 2022.