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Alternate Titles

Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou
ロード オブ ヴァーミリオン 紅蓮の王


Tokyo, 2030. A high frequency resonance suddenly hits the suburbs and crimson fog envelops the streets. Those who heard the sound all lose consciousness, humans and animals alike. Fearing it’s an unidentified virus, the government temporarily relocates to Osaka and blockades Tokyo to prevent a potential epidemic. However, six days after the incident the victims regain consciousness as if nothing happened. Slowly, the city starts to function again, but at the same time, strange incidents start popping up as a secret blood power awakens in young people. They must face a cruel fate: drawn by one another’s power, these youngsters meet, create bonds, and, ultimately, take each other’s lives.

Anime Adaptation

The sixth title in the popular arcade-based collectible card game series, the anime adaptation is based on the world of Lord of Vermilion IV and started airing on July 13, 2018.


St. Verrious-Mardious Church

Chihiro Kamina (Voiced by: Yuki Kaji)

A second-year college student, Chihiro lost his parents and is now living with his friend, Kotetsu Domyoji. He is a gentle boy who avoids conflict and loves reading Shakespeare. He was in a coma for five months after the resonance and awakens his blood power after regaining consciousness. He also seems to be hiding a secret about his past as he’s often tormented by nightmares showing his loved ones dying tragic deaths.

Kotetsu Domyoji (Voiced by: Satoshi Hino)

A first-year college student who looks up to Chihiro like a brother. Kotetsu is a master of Domyoji-style sword fighting, however, he’s never succeeded in beating Chihiro due to being too preoccupied with frontal attacks. Although he has an extremely straightforward personality, he can be a bit delicate and cowardly. He awakens his blood power after losing his father. Since then, he fights alongside Chihiro as his partner.

Isshin Kakihara (Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi)

A freelance journalist. Kakihara used to be a journalist of a prestigious newspaper, which he left in order to investigate a double suicide. He is chasing Chihiro and considers him an enemy. He is a sarcastic guy who hates crowds and he’s not very good at talking to people, but at the same time, he’s a first class journalist who exposed numerous scandals, such as the AVAL Science Group. The only person he respects is his student and junior, Tsubasa.

Inuki Akaya (Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa)

A doctor of the university hospital. He examines people who lost their consciousness during the resonance incident, and as such, he’s also the doctor in charge of Chihiro. Together with his partner, the nurse Kome Sakiyama, he searches for a cure to turn the monsters back to people. Due to his strong sense of responsibility, he often takes everything on his own, overexerting himself in the process. Although his abilities activated early, he is afraid of this mysterious power and he’s trying to find a way to resolve it in secret.

Kome Sakiyama (Voiced by: Aoi Yuki)

Known for her trademark twintails and left eyepatch, Sakiyama is a nurse working at the university hospital alongside Dr. Akaya. Her bright personality is in stark contrast with her crude behavior and manners, but at the same time, she seems to have a considerate side to her as well. She is somewhat of a moodmaker in the St. Verrious-Mardious Church. She was made to participate in a certain experiment in the past, which is what gives her a strong reason to fight.

Shoko Hanashima (Voiced by: Ai Kayano)

A sister serving the St. Verrious-Mardious Church, Shoko was one of the first to awaken her blood ability. She was found by Dux, now she follows her orders, gathering means and comrades to fight with and working towards creating a new world. Although she looks amiable, her words are just a facade and no one knows what she’s really thinking. As an orphan taken in by the church, her will to live exceeds that of anyone else and she will do anything to ensure her survival.

Dux (Voiced by: Sayuri Inoue [Nogizaka46])

A mysterious girl in a mask, Dux always has a parasol in her hand. No one knows her true age, history, or identity. As the leader of the St. Verrious-Mardious Church, she is recruiting people who have awakened their blood powers. She likes using hints and speaking in metaphors, and she also enjoys looking at her partner’s reactions.

AVAL Foundation of Science

Yuri Shiraki (Voiced by: Misato Fukuen)

An enigmatic girl who keeps appearing in front of Chihiro. She fights on the side that wants to turn people into monsters using the mysterious resonance. Although she attacks Chihiro on numerous occasions, there is a certain sadness about her. Her words hint that she is familiar with Chihiro and she also knew his mother who has gone missing, although the nature of their relationship is unknown. Meeting Yuri has a strong influence on Chihiro, setting the wheels of fate further in motion.

Jun Aoi (Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe)

The leader of the Blue Skull color gang. A legendary fighter with a charm and charisma to match, Aoi has strong beliefs for which he will sacrifice anything without hesitation, including himself. He tries to kill Chihiro and the others with humans turned into monsters using the resonance from his fingers. He acts as the leader of the assault team for AVAL. He comes from an orphanage and seems to have a close relationship with Dr. Akaya.

Haru Minakami (Voiced by: Takuma Terashima)

Second-year high schooler Haru Minakami used to be a promising triathlete in his school before he turned to the infamous color gang, Blue Skull. Now he worships gang leader Jun Aoi and made the decision to do whatever he orders him to, despite the warnings of Akira Harabuki, a childhood friend from his hometown.

Kaburagi Kark (Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki)

A world-renowned pianist, Kark is called the “decadent musician” for his incredibly gloomy compositions. He has countless crazed fans as people become captives of his tunes when they hear them. He seems to be drawn to something, and as long as he can get closer, he doesn’t care what happens to the world. He glorifies death and refers to himself as “the god of death” due to his devastating fighting abilities.

Chiyu (Voiced by: Chiwa Saito)

The chairman of the AVAL Foundation of Science. Although she looks very young, she has an IQ of 350. Her genius intellect is said to have helped AVAL achieve its current strength. She is highly rational and emotionless. She is shrouded in mystery, and few have seen her even in the organization.

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  • Funimation

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  • Original Creator: Square Enix
  • Director: Eiji Suganuma
  • Series Composition: Masashi Suzuki
  • Character Designer: Toshie Kawamura
  • Animation Production: Asread, Tear Studio
  • Opening Theme: "Tenshi yo Furusato o Kike" May’n
  • Ending Theme: "Akaku, Zetsubo no Hana" by JUNNA


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