Toho Animation and SEGA announced a new project “Chaos Dragon“/ケイオスドラゴン which will be coming out at multiple media formats, from anime series which is scheduled for summer 2015, a story-telling boardgame and a smartphone game app at the same time. The story is novelised on seven volumes of Red Dragon novel series illustrated by Doriru Shima under publication of Seikaisha. Many fans of anime scene in Japan were surprised with the announcement.
The genesis of the story is rather unusual, it is from sessions of table-talk RPG by some of Japan’s greatest anime creators, names like Gen Urobochi (Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Madoka), Kinoko Nasu (Fate/Stay Night, Tsukihime), Izuki Kougyoku (Garden Lost), Doriru Shima and Ryogo Narita (Durarara!!).
The synopsis is about a small country called Nil Kamui in year 3105, facing a massive crisis when its guardian red dragon started running amok.
So far, the confirmed staffers for the project are:
TV anime “Chaos Dragon: Sekiryu Seneki (Red Dragon War)“
Director: Mastato Matsune (Assassination Classroom OP movie)
Series composition: Shou Aikawa (Ultraman Great, Fullmetal Alchemist)
Music: Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Valkyria Chronicles)
Anime production: SILVERLINK./CONNECT (Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie)
Official site: http://chaosdragon.red/
Board game “Chaos Dragon: Haou Shunjyu (Supreme Ruler Years)”
Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)
Makoto Sanda (Rental Magica)
Hiroyuki Takei (Sharman King, Karakuri Douji Ultimo)
Ryogo Narita (Durarara!!)
Jin Haganeya (Demonbane) + Vio Shimokura (STEINS;GATE)
PEACH-PIT (Rozen Maiden)
Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy XII)
Board game production: Kiyomuna Miwa (Kaze no Stigma, Metal Head Extream)
Art Direction: Doriru Shima+Veia
Official site: http://sai-zen-sen.jp/special/chaosdragon/
Smartphone Game “Chaos Dragon: Konton Sensou (Chaos War)“
Platform: Android/iOS (summer 2015)
Free to Play (In-app purchases available)
Scenario writers: Carlo Zen, Yoichiro Koizumi, Ukyo Kodachi (Team Barrel Roll), Makoto Sanda,
Ryogo Narita, Jin Haganeya (Nitroplus), Shunsaku Yano and more
Illustrators: Cheess Gouda, Doriru Shima, sime, Take, Hiroyuki Takei, Chuou Higashiguchi (Nitroplus),
Nekokan Masshigura (Nitroplus), PEACH-PIT, minoa (Nitroplus) and more
Music: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Official site: http://chaosdragon.sega-net.com/
So what do you think of this, comment below and let us know. It is a rare, massive undertaking by three companies in three totally different industries. It could be a beginning of an epic story, looking at the names involved in its inspiration.
Source: animeanime & Web Newtype
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