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    RAGNA CRIMSON Broadcast Premiere Set for September 30, 2023

    Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /

    Source: King Records press release
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    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

     Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /

    RAGNA CRIMSON (ラグナクリムゾン, Raguna Kurimuzon), the dark fantasy anime telling the story of the epic battle between humanity and dragonkind, will start its TV broadcast on Saturday, September 30, 2023. A second trailer, featuring cast members Takehito Koyasu and Reina Ueda, has also been released.

    Daiki Kobayashi’s action manga of the same name is currently serialized in Monthly Gangan Joker. The titular Ragna is a dragon hunter, armed with a silver blade and tasked with felling draconic prey. The anime announcement generated buzz both in Japan and overseas.

    The anime will begin its broadcast on September 30th on TOKYO MX, MBS, and BS11. The second trailer for RAGNA CRIMSON has also been released. It was previously shown at AnimeJapan in March, to much excitement from event attendees. In this new trailer, audiences are introduced to dragon hunter Ragna (voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi) and his partner Crimson (voiced by Ayumu Murase) in their quest to bring the overwhelmingly powerful monsters to their demise. Also featured for the first time are Grymwelte (voiced by Takehito Koyasu) and Ultimatia (voiced by Reina Ueda).

    With this second trailer entering the fray, it’s clear RAGNA CRIMSON will be one of the most intense anime of the Fall season!

    Please look forward to more updates in the future.



         TOKYO MX , MBS , BS11


    Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /


         Original Work: Daiki Kobayashi (Serialized in Monthly Gangan Joker)

         Director: Ken Takahashi

         Character Design: Shimpei Aoki

         Story Editor / Script: Deko Akao

         Art Direction: Asuka Komiyama (Cosmo Project)

         Color Design: Taeko Mizuno (Studio Road)

         Director of Photography: Atsushi Sato (Studio Shamrock)

         Director of 3D: Makoto Endo (Tri-Slash)

         Editing: Kentaro Tsubone (REAL-T)

         Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go

         Music: Kouji Fujimoto (Sus4Inc) / Osamu Sasaki

         Animation Production: SILVER LINK.


    Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /


         Ragna: Chiaki Kobayashi

         Crimson: Ayumu Murase

         Leonica: Inori Minase

         Ultimatia: Reina Ueda

         Grymwelte: Takehito Koyasu

         Disas Trois: Shunsuke Takeuchi

         Temruogtaf: Shioya Kozo

         Michael: Yoshihito Sasaki

         King Femud: Takashi Matsuyama

         Future Ragna: Nobutoshi Canna




    Reina Ueda (Voice of Ultimatia)

    When I first read the manga, I was really drawn to Ultimatia.

    Imagine how happy I was when I landed the role!

    She seems like a young girl as delicate and fragile as glass, but from her words and actions, there’s something beyond the kind facade -- something off-putting.

    I hope you all enjoy Ragna Crimson!






    Takehito Koyasu (Voice of Grymwelte)

    Whenever I went in for recording, I always went at it as if I had a serious chance of beating the main character -- but sheesh, is he tough (laughs).

    It’s fun to play the villain, but I can’t say I like losing battles. (laughs)

    How many times do you think it’ll take before I taste sweet, sweet victory?

    I’d better give it my all!






    Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /



    Dragon hunters: warriors armed with silver swords who kill their prey for bounty.

    Lowest among their ranks is Ragna, who forms an improbable partnership with the young genius Leonica,
    a master dragon slayer with more kills to her name than almost any other.

    All Ragna wants is to stay by Leonica’s side, but his dream is shattered by an attack from the deadliest dragon imaginable...

    As Ragna faces off against a mighty enemy, a recurring nightmare crosses his mind --- a vision of his future self, powerful beyond all, yet with nothing left to protect, living a future of loneliness and despair.

    What will his future self tell him? What path will he choose to walk?

    Will Ragna and his newfound companion Crimson be able to avert this dark future?

    They’re up against the most powerful beings in the world --- left with no choice but to fight.

    Push past your limits towards victory...

    ...towards a super-stoic isekai battle adventure!


    Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /




    A young dragon hunter. Personally scouted by the great hunter Leonica to be her partner.

    Lacks talent, but works hard to stay by Leonica’s side.



    A mysterious figure talented at both magic and deception. Cool and collected.

    Wants Ragna to destroy all of dragonkind.



    Ragna’s partner, a twelve-year-old girl. AKA Leo.

    Extremely skilled hunter. Many call her “prodigy” for her achievements.



    First Seat, Blood of the Wing: The Winged Monarch. Known as the Angel-Winged Dragon.

    Her sole purpose is to carry out the will of her God.



    Tenth Seat, Blood of the Wing. Known as the Black Magic Dragon. Can control fire.

    Attacks the city Leonica and Ragna were stationed in.



    Volumes 1-11 of Ragna Crimson are on sale now!

    Currently running in Monthly Gangan Joker.


    Photo courtesy of King Records. ©︎ Daiki Kobayashi / SQUARE ENIX /

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