With the fall series underway, there’s some additional fun that gets out there to try and get fans interested in their properties as well as trying to get them to pick up/preorder the home video releases. Media Factory has a really cute nearly three minute long video out today that serves as an introduction to the series through chibi sized shorts of the characters. A lot of it plays out like a traditional 2D role playing game, but with its own cuteness and fun production values to it.
The anime adaptation of Madan no Ou to Vanadis debuted on October 4th, 2014 as simulcast by FUNimation. The novel series, which began in 2011 and has eight volumes to date, is written by Tsukasa Kawaguchi with illustrations by Yoshi☆yo while the manga adaptation that began later is done by Nobuhiko Yanai. The series is directed by Tatsuo Satou who is also doing the scripts at studio Satelight while Yoshi☆wo is handling the character designs.
Plot concept: Set in Western Europe during times of war, Eleanor “Ellen” Vertalia, one of the Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the battle into Brune. There are, in fact, seven Vanadis, named for having each received a powerful weapon from the dragon to individually reign over seven territories. The power of the Vanadis invokes dread and fear from their enemies. An earl in the service of the country of Brune, a young archer by the name of Tigre, experienced the Vandis’s power firsthand after being defeated on the battlefield by Ellen. However, Ellen chose to spare his life after witnessing his skills, but in exchange, he is asked to serve her.