A television anime adaptation of Bunou Fujisawa
's Mars Red
musical stage play was announced by Yomiuri TV Enterprise on Thursday, scheduled to air in 2021. The television anime is being co-produced by North American anime distributor Funimation.
takes place in 1923, and vampires have existed for quite a while. But now, the number of vampires is increasing and a mysterious, artificial blood source called Ascra has appeared.
The Japanese government, in turn, creates "Code Zero," an unit within the army tasked with taking down the vampiric forces. And what better way to track vampires than by using vampires?
Created by Lieutenant General Nakajima, this unit has historically been in the business of information war, but has been re-assigned to solve the vampire crisis. (Source: Funimation, edited)
Characters Description (Code Zero)
Yoshinobu Maeda – Captain of Code Zero and the "most powerful human."
Shuutarou Kurusu – A-class vampire and rookie on the squad.
Tokuichi Yamagami – Smart vampire, not currently ranked.
Suwa – A veteran vampire since the Edo era.
Takeuchi – D-class vampire and mad scientist with an immortal brain.
Director: Kouhei Hatano (Freezing Vibration
assistant director, Mononoke
Series Composition, Script: Junichi Fujisaku
, Kemono no Souja Erin
Original Character Design: Kemuri Karakara
(Donten ni Warau
Character Design: Yukari Takeuchi
, Kimetsu no Yaiba
Cellist and music producer Toshuyuki Muranaka
is composing the music, while original creator Bunou Fujisawa is serving as the sound director.
The first Mars Red
stage play opened in June 2013, followed by a second in September 2015. A manga adaptation by Karakara began in Comic Garden
magazine on January 4.
Official site: https://marsred.tv/
Official Twitter: @marsredtv
Source: Pash! Plus