One series that has gone under the radar for quite some time that I thought we’d have seen sooner than this is Mirage of Blaze. Aniplex Japan has now scheduled a Blu-ray box set for the thirteen-episode series and three-episode OVA series. Scheduled for a May 27th, 2020 debut, it’ll be priced at 27,000 yen and we now have a look at the two main panels for the box set, though hopeful still for a larger spread to be revealed. The set will have an application ticket for a new event and will include a booklet and unnamed video bonus materials.
The series originally aired back in 2002 as produced by Madhouse with Susumu Kudou directing it with character designs by Itsuko Takeda. It adapted some of the forty-volume manga series from Mizuna Kuwabara that ran from 1990 to 2004.
Plot concept: Takaya Ohgi is just a typical high school guy who wants nothing more than to protect his best friend and live a normal life. Enter Nobutsuna Naoe, an older man who informs Takaya that he is, in fact the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora. Naoe, himself a possessor, awakens Takaya’s abilities to exorcise evil spirits and fight the Fuedal Underworld. While most possessors remember their former lives before being reincarnated, Takaya does not. Naoe is thankful for this, considering his passionate and abusive past with his Lord Kagetora. As Takaya improves his abilities, he also begins to remember what Naoe did because of his love for him. Meanwhile, the dark forces of the Hojo and Fuma clans begin their attack as the Fuedal Underworld descends upon the living world.