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Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou

Alternative Titles

English: Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King
Japanese: ロード オブ ヴァーミリオン 紅蓮の王


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
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 5.441 (scored by 3,463 users)
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Ranked: #88752
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Popularity: #2668
Members: 22,344
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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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Kamina, Chihiro
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Ichijou, Julia
Horie, Yui
Sakiyama, Koume
Yuuki, Aoi
Kaburagi, Kark
Miki, Shinichiro
Aoi, Jun
Suwabe, Junichi


Suganuma, Eiji
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Theme Song Performance
Jewell, Jerry
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"Tenshi yo Kokyou wo Kike (天使よ故郷を聞け)" by May'n

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"Akaku, Zetsubou no Hana (紅く、絶望の花。)" by JUNNA

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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
Oct 1, 2018
OG_Gattsu (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: 4/10
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
Oct 22, 2018
Desuicide (All reviews)
For a quick review of this anime: Don't watch it.

The story may seem even a tad bit interesting at first but it hardly takes any time to realize that it is horrible. The characters are very dull with many character cliches, deus ex machina moments, and overall bad writing. The animation/art definitely isn't the worst out there, but it definitely isn't very good. They outline the backstory of each character poorly and don't give us any backstory at all for other characters. The only reason I watched this really is because I was around 4 episodes in and wanted to finish it for completionist read more
Sep 15, 2018
Casterisk (All reviews)
I've seen a lot of anime get panned in the past by people being overly critical or having high expectations, so I like to give even poorly rated anime a chance...this one was not one of those instances.

My biggest complaint after the often broken and incomprehensible story is the characters, namely I felt no attachment to any of them at all, they're bland, expressionless and a lot of the things they say or do don't make sense. The other part that was extremely off putting was nearly every character's hostility towards the MC from the very beginning, even one character who was supposed to be read more


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