The first episode of “Ragna Crimson” is set to debut as a special one-hour event on September 30, 2023. This anime, adapted from a popular manga, portrays an epic clash between humans and dragons, described as the world’s most dominant and formidable creatures, wielding immense power. The production has unveiled a fresh key visual and a promotional video, alongside introducing new cast members including Junichi Suwabe, Fairouz Ai, Mamiko Noto, and Hiroki Touchi. The anime’s opening theme, “ROAR,” performed by the rock band Ulma Sound Junction, has also been revealed. Adding to the excitement, there will be an advanced screening on September 2.
The storyline of “Ragna Crimson,” authored by Daiki Kobayashi and serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly “Gangan JOKER” magazine, traces the journey of Ragna, a youth who earns his keep by hunting dragons with a silver sword. The series promises an intense and expansive isekai battle narrative with dynamic action sequences, generating considerable interest both locally and globally since its announcement.
The inaugural episode, slated for September 30, will be an extended one-hour special. The new key visual showcases central characters Ragna and Crimson in the foreground, while formidable rivals Ultimatia and Woltekamui loom menacingly in the background. This visual exudes a dark fantasy ambiance, capturing characters poised for imminent combat. The promotional video provides a closer look at Woltekamui, a powerful foe voiced by Junichi Suwabe, and other dragons, including the character voiced by Fairouz Ai. This video, accompanied by the energetic opening theme “ROAR” by Ulma Sound Junction, sets the stage for a highly anticipated series starting in October.
Additionally, a premiere screening and cast talk show are scheduled at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Piccadilly theater on September 2. The event will feature the full one-hour episode screening, followed by discussions with cast members such as Chiaki Kobayashi, who voices Ragna, and Ayumu Murase, who portrays Crimson. This offers a chance to experience the eagerly awaited first episode ahead of time and gain insights into the voice recording process. Tickets are now available for pre-order through Lawson Ticket, ensuring access to this theatrical event.
With its captivating key visual, awe-inspiring action, and compelling narrative, “Ragna Crimson” undoubtedly stands as one of the premier titles of the upcoming fall season. Stay tuned for further updates on this remarkable series.