Tubi TV is bringing in some interesting shows to bolster its catalog by adding some Funimation series for streaming in their original Japanese language with English subtitles as they’ve added the Chaos Dragon series to the mix. The show was part of a multimedia project that’s tied to a board game and a smartphone game from Sega Networks and is based on the role-playing fiction project Red Dragon ,which was created by five notable creators.
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The anime adaptation was directed by Masato Matsune at Silver Link with overall series composition by Ukyou Kodachi with work by Shou Aikawa
The Japanese cast includes Marina Inoue as Ibuki, Miyuki Sawashiro as Eiha, Sōma Saitō as Soirot Clasbari, Maaya Uchida as Rō Chenfa, Unshou Ishizuka as Kagraba, Haruka Terui as Meryl, Jouji Nakata as the Black Dragon, Keiji Fujiwara as Simeon, Aimi as Ulrika, Haruo Satou as Enumael, Tomokazu Seki, Sayaka Ohara, Tōru Ōkawa, Eriko Matsui, Ryoko Shiraishi, Atsushi Tamaru, Ryohei Kimura as Sol, Aoi Yūki as Shaddy and Ayaka Imamura as Miska.
The show set Felecia Angelle to direct it with Mike McFarland as the assistant ADR director. They worked with the scripts from John Burgmeier and Clifford Chapin. The English cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Ibuki, Brad Venable as Red Dragon, , Mary Morgan as Eykha, Orion Pitts as Sweallow, Caitlin Glass as Meryl, Michelle Rojas as Lou, Eric Vale as Qi Sha Tian Ling, Mike McFarland as Ka Grava, T.G. Angelle as Val, Alexis Tipton as Ulrika, Jamie Marchi as Gakusho, Leah Clark as Inori, Dave Trosko as Agito, Jeannie Tirado as Mashiro, Joel McDonald as Hien, Clifford Chapin as Sol, Felecia Angelle as Shaddy, Justin Briner as Byakuei, Nick Landis as Fugaku, Alison Viktorin as Kai, Tia Ballard as Kohkaku, , Monica Rial as Setsuren, Christopher R. Sabat as Kankohretsu, Marcus Stimac as Simeon, Jeremy Inman as Enumael, Mark Stoddard as Narrator, Kent Williams as Krama and J. Michael Tatum as Black Dragon.
Plot concept: The island of Nil Kamui is caught between the war of Kouran and D’natia, two powerful warring countries. When Kouran makes moves to claim the island, there is nothing the people of Nil Kamui can do to stop them. The guardian dragon of the country, Red Dragon, has gone insane and provides them no help, and even a treaty with D’natia provides them with little aid. The small island loses all its independence and becomes divided.
Amidst the war, royal descendant Ibuki loses his entire family to an attack by Kouran soldiers. Haunted by the tragedy, he denies the throne, thinking that Nil Kamui will be better off without a king. However, when tensions rise and the rebel army of Nil Kamui attacks Kouran soldiers, Ibuki finds himself bound to the Red Dragon as a child of contract. With this contract, he will have the powers of Red Dragon when he calls upon him. But there’s a catch. To use this immense power, he must offer an equivalent exchange the life of someone precious to him. Can Ibuki handle the weight of sacrificing a life in exchange for power? Or is the only way to obtain peace to destroy the Red Dragon?