Blade & Soul 2nd Promo Streamed

Blade & Soul Key Visual Image
The website for the Blade and Soul anime; http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/blade/, is now streaming the second promotional video for the anime adaptation of NCSoft’s MMORPG. The video features “Sayonara Usotsuki” (Farewell, Liar) by Mimimeme MIMI, which is the anime’s opening theme song.

The story of Blade & Soul revolves around Alka, a swordswoman who uses a blade that can cut enemies with one attack. She travels in order to get revenge for her teacher, Hon, who was killed by Jin Valel. Jin Valel is known for heartlessly stealing the lives of people like a monster. She is a part of the same assassination clan, the “Blade Clan”, so she feels that she is similar to her. Alka also meets three women during her travels: the master of song and dance Karen, the alcohol and gun-loving Hazuki, and Roana, who is the head of a band of thieves.

The website lists new cast members:

Yuki Takao as Alka, the protagonist and sword fighter trained in the assassin group Tsurugi

Yuki Takao as Alka, the protagonist and sword fighter trained in the assassin group Tsurugi

Shizuka Itou as Yu Lan, a bewitching subordinate of Jin

Shizuka Itou as Yu Lan, a bewitching subordinate of Jin

Rikiya Koyama as Ga Gante, a large subordinate of Jin

Rikiya Koyama as Ga Gante, a large subordinate of Jin

Marina Inoue as Yū

Marina Inoue as Yū

Cho as Hon Dōgen, Alka's mentor

Cho as Hon Dōgen, Alka’s mentor

Ryoko Shiraishi as Lon, a peddler from the Rin clan

Ryoko Shiraishi as Lon, a peddler from the Rin clan

The new cast members join the previously announced:

Aoi Yūki as Jin Valel, the other protagonist and counterpart to Alka

Aoi Yūki as Jin Valel, the other protagonist and counterpart to Alka

Ayahi Takagi as Dan Roana, the leader of a pilfering group known as the "entertainment party"

Sayaka Ohara as Elle Karen, who ostensibly operates as the head of a recreational facility/inn

Sora Amamiya as Jin Hazuki, a mercenary

Sora Amamiya as Jin Hazuki, a mercenary

Sayaka Ohara as Elle Karen, who ostensibly operates as the head of a recreational facility/inn

Ayahi Takagaki as Dan Roana, the leader of a pilfering group known as the “entertainment party”

New staff members are also listed on the website:

  • Scripts: Atsuhiro Tomoioka, Kenji Konuta, Daisuke Ishibashi, Ayumu Hisao, Kayo Wakanuki
  • Storyboard Director: Eri Nagata, Satoru Kiyomaru
  • Art Director: Ken’ichi Tatefuji
  • Colour Key: Akemi Nagao
  • Director of Photography: Shinya Matsui
  • 3D Director: Nanaka Mori
  • Editing: Masato Yoshitake
  • Music: Taro Iwashiro
  • Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita

Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze) and Hiroshi Takeuchi (Bodacious Space Pirates chief animation director) will direct the anime at studio GONZO from scripts by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY). Eri Nagata (Leviathan: The Last Defence, Psycho-Pass sub-character design) is adapting Hyung-Tae Kim’s game character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director. LEGO BIG MORL is performing the anime’s ending theme, “RAINBOW.”

Blade & Soul will premiere on April 3rd, and the CD single for “RAINBOW” will go on sale on April 30th.

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