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Chronos Ruler (Jikan no Shihaisha)

General Outline

A Chronos Ruler is a member of an elite group of warriors who fight to protect our timeline from time-eating demons known as Horologues which appear when someone starts to regret their past decisions and wishes they could turn the clock back.

Chronos Ruler is an adaptation of the popular manga by Taiwanese artist Pon Jea which began as a one shot published in 2011. The one shot focussed on a young girl, Koyuki, who could no longer dance with her friends after she was injured saving a child from a car accident prompting her wonder what her life would be like if she could travel back in time and do everything differently. Subsequently developed into a manga series, Chronos Ruler is currently running online via the Shonen Jump+ website and app.

Anime Adaptation

The TV anime adaptation of Chronos Ruler was announced on Dec. 17, 2016 with the launch of the show’s official website. Broadcasts begin summer 2017.

Characters

Victor "Vict" Alexandervich Putin (Jun Fukuyama)

Chronos Ruler’s main protagonist and the father of Kiri Victorvich Putin. The ACE Ruler, Vict is a 39 year old man but due to the strange effects of the Time Covenant, he is currently ageing in reverse. When his wife died suddenly in 2002 leaving him alone to care for Kiri, Vict was so overcome with grief that he unwittingly summoned a Horologue and eventually lost all of his memories.

Kiri Victorvich Putin (Kaito Ishikawa)

The son of Vict, Kiri Victorvich Putin is the second main protagonist of the Chronos Ruler anime. Kiri’s special Time Manipulation ability allows him allows him total mastery over water from which he creates his unique liquid blade.

Mina Putin (Rie Kugimiya)

Mina Putin claims to be the late wife of Victor "Vict" Alexandervich Putin and mother of Kiri Victorvich Putin in the Chronos Ruler anime. The Storm Ruler, Mina insists that she overcame death and has survived unchanged but Kiri is not convinced, believing his mother’s name to be “Ririna” and not “Mina” though Mina appears identical to old family photographs. Mina’s Time Manipulation ability allows her to rule over the wind.

Blaze (Kenji Akabane)

A member of Chronos Organisation in Chronos Ruler, Blaze is a young man who experienced a traumatic childhood incident trying to save his wayward friend. Even though Blaze was a nice boy who only wanted to help people, when his friend burned down a local windmill the villagers all turned their anger on Blaze rather than his friend. Because of this early rejection, Blaze gave up being good and decided to become the very worst person in the world.

Ice Raider (Shizuka Itou)

Descendent of the god of time, Chronos, Ice Raider is the sister of Mina Putin in the Chronos Ruler anime.

Snake (Tomokazu Sugita)

Snake is the chief of the engineering department at the Chronos Organisation in the Chronos Ruler anime.

Cast

  • Victor "Vict" Alexandervich Putin - Jun Fukuyama
  • Kiri Victorvich Putin - Kaito Ishikawa
  • Mina Putin - Rie Kugimiya
  • Blaze - Kenji Akabane
  • Ice Raider - Shizuka Itou
  • Snake - Tomokazu Sugita

Creative Team

  • Director: Masato Matsune
  • Assistant Director: Sharakusai
  • Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
  • Script: Michiko Yokote, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Masato Matsune
  • Character Design: Hiroya Iijima
  • Assistant Character Design: Toshimitsu Takechi
  • Sub Character Design Assistant: Goro Taki
  • Prop Design: Haruo Miyagawa
  • Color Design: Ryoji Nagasawa
  • Art Design: Yusuke Ikeda (Barn Storm Design Lab)
  • Backgrounds: Studio Suuuu
  • Motion Graphics: Stereotype
  • 3DCG: Bamboo Mountain
  • Director of Photography: Junpei Takatsu
  • Photography: Asahi Production
  • Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
  • Music Production: Studio Maus
  • Animation production: project No.9
  • Production: Chronos Ruler production committee

Events

Machi Asobi Vol. 18

Cards signed by Jun Fukuyama who plays Vict, Kaito Ishikawa (Kiri), Rie Kugimiya (Mina), Kenji Akabane (Blaze), Shizuka Itou (Ice Raider), and Tomokazu Sugita (Snake) as well as original author Pon Jea, director Masato Masune, assistant director Sharakusai, and character designer Hiroya Iijima were on display at the Good Smile booth during the Machi Asobi Vol. 18 event held at Tokushima from May 5 - 7, 2017.

Nico Nico Chokaigi 2017

Key visual displayed at Good Smile booth.

Anime Japan 2017

Cards signed by the cast and crew were on display at the Good Smile Booth and booklets featuring the first chapter plus info about the anime were distributed.

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