Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou

Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King

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Japanese: ロード オブ ヴァーミリオン 紅蓮の王
English: Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King
German: Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King
Spanish: Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King
French: Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:10 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: asread., Tear Studio
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.351 (scored by 1179011,790 users)
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Ranked: #112982
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Popularity: #2996
Members: 39,906
Favorites: 35

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Set in Tokyo, it's January 29, 2030. High-frequency resonance is observed in the vicinity of Tokyo, and the red fog rolls into the city. Those who hear the sound, humans and animals alike, pass out, losing consciousness. Everything shuts down in Tokyo, believing that the fog is carrying an unknown virus that causes an epidemic. However, six days later, after the incident, people wake up as if nothing happened. After that, Tokyo's sealed-off city sections gradually return to normal. However, since the high-frequency resonance, some "bizarre events" start to happen, and people find themselves being pulled deeper into more mysteries. Meanwhile, young people start to become aware of themselves and release their power hidden in their blood, discovering themselves as "vessel of wisdom blood." Together, being led by something unknown, they meet, communicate, and face the unavoidable circle of fate, sacrificing their own lives.

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Sep 28, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
The immediate look at my incredible judging score SHOULD immediately tell you everything that happens within the series, it is a laughably non-embarrassing total misfire, a miscalculation and perfect wreck of a fairly popular TCG that's left in Japan (and I don't care).

Before I start getting the hate, let me give you the context of what the original Lord of Vermilion TCG is about: *Goes to Wikipedia to check out*

Now, the anime adaptation by Asread: *Read the entire MAL synopsis*

Hmm...seems a bit different eh? Whatever it is, the story doesn't make the series more interesting, and while it is true for most card game adapted read more
Nov 24, 2018
BloodyRoseKrsnik (All reviews)
Story: 4/10
The story started out very promising. You start off with an action packed fight scene, showing a previous "play," where you then go to the current play. You start to look out for the important characters, but from there it really just goes down hill. The story felt like it was all over the place, where you would end one episode and suddenly you were at a totally different scene.

One of the episodes ended with a fight scene at the school, and then the next episode it started up with the team, with members you "technically" didn't know were part of the read more
Dec 12, 2018
ToshiKata (All reviews)
This is a review of the anime only. I have not read the manga.

I marathoned this in almost one sitting. It had a lot of potential that it never lived up to, and in the end, was extremely disappointing. As other reviewers have mentioned, this should have been done in more than twelve episodes. I have not read the manga so this review is of the anime only having no other information than what was presented in the anime.

What I liked about it:

1. It had an all-star cast of seiyuus.
2. The character art was well done.
3. The story had a read more
Oct 1, 2018
Flexstyle (All reviews)
To sum Lord of Vermillion up it would be:
A rushed mess of a series with so many unnecessary, undeveloped characters and unexplained plot points.

The show was trying to be more complex for its own good and the pacing was too sporadic that it missed out important details that could have made this a solid show.

Story: 5/10
The red mist has suddenly covered Tokyo. We have several factions, but the main two are the church and the Science Research lab. The church’s goal is to destroy Tokyo in order to save the rest of the world and usher in a “new world”, a utopia paradise led read more

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