Pop singer JUNNA will perform the ending theme for Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Oh ("The Crimson King"), an upcoming TV anime based on the popular fantasy collectible card arcade game developed by Square Enix about young people who spontaneously develop superhuman abilities stemming from a mysterious power within their blood.
The ending theme, entitled "Akaku, Zetsubou no Hana" ("A Hopeless, Crimson Flower"), will be released as a single in Japan on July 18, 2018. The song is published by Flying Dog and production by JVC Kenwood / Victor Entertainment.
The story of Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Oh is set in the year 2030, when a mysterious red mist accompanied by a strange high frequency resonance engulfs the city of Tokyo, rendering every living thing there unconscious. Suspecting an unknown virus, the Japanese government re-locates to Osaka and quarantines the city, but after 6 days the residents of Tokyo awaken, seemingly unharmed. Life begins to return to normal in Tokyo, but soon young people begin developing strange, supernatural abilities stemming from the power of their blood.
Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Oh is directed by Eiji Suganuma and features animation by Asread and tear-studio. The release date for the series has not yet been revealed.
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