Light novel adaptation and horror anthology coming to home video
Sentai Filmworks had a pair of new licenses to announce, with light novel adaptation Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle and horror anthology Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories picked up for streaming and home video.
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is part of Sentai's Winter 2016 anime season lineup. They note that the series is based off the original light novel by Senri Akatsuki and illustrated by Kasuga Ayumu, and follows a young man named Lux, the former prince of Arcadia. After an accident in the bathing area lands Lux in hot water with the kingdom’s new princess, Liseshart, he finds himself forced into a duel that pits mechanical weapons against each other. Little does he know what else lies in wait when he has to join the school that trains the wielders of these ancient weapons.
Animation production will be handled by Lerche (Re: Hamatora, Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls) with Masaomi Ando (School-Live!) taking the helm as Series Director. The role of Chief Animation Director will be shared by Mayuka Itou and Keiko Kurosawa, the latter of which is also responsible for Character Design. Yuuko Kakihara (Fairy Musketeers, Persona 4: The Animation, Heaven’s Lost Property) is in charge of series composition, and music is handled by Akito Matsuda (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Sound! Euphonium).
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is scheduled for a January 2016 release and will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
Sentai says: utilizing the "kamishibai" storytelling method of Showa-era Japan, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories turns everyday urban legends into the stuff of nightmares. It began airing late nights in the summer of 2013, but by the summer of 2014, it had attracted masters of the J-horror genre as guest directors, with its second season introducing even more terror and invoking its own sort of urban legends.
Tomoya Takashima directed the first season, while ILCA handled general direction for the second, with the aid of horror masters Takashi Shimizu, Noboru Iguchi and Shoichiro Masumoto. Hiromu Kumamoto was in charge of scripting for season one, and worked alongside Brazily Ann Yamada for season two. Animation production was handled by ILCA.