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Assassins Pride
Assassin's Pride light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover
(Asasinzu Puraido)
Light novel
Written byKei Amagi
Illustrated byNino Ninomoto
Published byFujimi Shobo
ImprintFujimi Fantasia Bunko
Original runJanuary 20, 2016 – present
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Written byKei Amagi
Illustrated byYoshie Katō
Published byShueisha
MagazineUltra Jump
Original runOctober 19, 2017 – present
Volumes4 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byKazuya Aiura
Written byDeko Akao
Music byMONACA
StudioEMT Squared
Licensed bySentai Filmworks
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, BS NTV
Original run October 10, 2019 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Assassins Pride (アサシンズプライド) is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Kei Amagi and illustrated by Nino Ninomoto. Fujimi Shobo have published ten volumes and a short story collection since 2016 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Yoshie Katō has been serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Ultra Jump since May 2017.[1] It has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by EMT Squared premiered on October 10, 2019.


Humanity has been brought to the edge of extinction and now exists solely in the last remaining city state of Flandore, where individual city blocks are housed in separate glass domes. Travel between the domes is possible only via train lines running through glass tunnels. The world outside the domes has become one of eternal darkness and is completely infested with savage lycanthropes.

Within the domes humanity is divided into the nobility and the commoner classes. Through their blood members of noble families are able to manifest mana which grants them powerful superhuman abilities enabling them to fight and kill lycanthropes. Melida Angel was born to a noble father and a commoner mother but has never manifested mana and attends an elite academy to hone her skills with mana.

On orders from Melida's noble grandfather, Lord Mordrew, the assassin Kufa Vampir is ordered to become Melida's tutor and discover if Melida is a true member of the noble Angel family. If Kufa discovers Melida is the product of her mothers affair with another commoner and not blood related to Lord Mordrew he is ordered to assassinate her. Kufa confirms Melida is likely not a noble but decides he cannot ignore her strong spirit and offers her a way to manifest her mana.

With Melida able to use mana for the first time Kufa must keep his actions a secret from Melida's family and from his guild, White Knight, or both he and Melida will be executed.


Kufa Vampir (クーファ=ヴァンピール, Kūfa Vanpīru)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono[2]
Melida Angel (メリダ=アンジェル, Merida Anjeru)
Voiced by: Tomori Kusunoki[2]
The heiress of the noble house Angel, a family of paladins. However, despite already being thirteen, she still hadn't awakened her mana yet. Unbekownst to her, this might stem from her perhaps not being her noble father's biological daugther, having instead been born from her mother's affair. She finally obtains mana after Kufa gives her some of his own, allowing her to use his samurai class.
Elise Angel (エリーゼ=アンジェル, Erīze Anjeru)
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa[2]
Melida's cousin, who unlike her was recognized as a prodigy from an early age. While she truly cares for Melida, the latter brushes her off as she thinks she is just pitying her.
Rosetti Pricket (ロゼッティ=プリケット, Rozetti Puriketto)
Voiced by: Marina Yabūchi[2]
Nerva Martillo (ネルヴァ=マルティーリョ, Neruva Marutīryo)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[3]
The leader of a group of bullies at the academy, who constantly mock Melida over her lack of mana by nicknaming her "incompetent talented girl."
Father (オヤジ, Oyaji)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa[3]
William Jin (ウィリアム・ジン, Wiriamu Jin)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki[3]
Mule la Mor (ミュール=ラ・モール, Myūru Ra Mōru)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida[4]
Salacha Schicksal (サラシャ=シクザール, Sarasha Shikuzāru)
Voiced by: Azumi Waki[4]
Black Madea (ブラック=マディア)
Voiced by: Sora Tokui[5]
Shinhua Tsvetok (シェンファ=ツヴィトーク)
Voiced by: Asami Setō[5]


Light novel[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 January 20, 2016[6]ISBN 978-4-04-070817-1
2 April 20, 2016[7]ISBN 978-4-04-070818-8
3 July 20, 2016[8]ISBN 978-4-04-070972-7
4 November 19, 2016[9]ISBN 978-4-04-070973-4
5 February 18, 2017[10]ISBN 978-4-04-072227-6
6 June 20, 2017[11]ISBN 978-4-04-072230-6
7 October 20, 2017[12]ISBN 978-4-04-072484-3
8 August 18, 2018[13]ISBN 978-4-04-072485-0
9 January 19, 2019[14]ISBN 978-4-04-073003-5
10 June 20, 2019[15]ISBN 978-4-04-073223-7
11 October 19, 2019[16]ISBN 978-4-04-073224-4


No.Release date ISBN
1 October 19, 2017[17]ISBN 978-4-08-890776-5
2 April 19, 2018[18]ISBN 978-4-08-891003-1
3 November 19, 2018[19]ISBN 978-4-08-891130-4
4 June 19, 2019[20]ISBN 978-4-08-891260-8
5 November 19, 2019[21]ISBN 978-4-08-891435-0


An anime adaptation was announced during the Fantasia Bunko Dai Kanshasai 2018 event on October 21, 2018,[22] later revealed to be a television series animated by EMT Squared.[23] It is directed by Kazuya Aiura, with Deko Akao handling series composition, and Maho Yoshikawa designing the characters.[2] It premiered on October 10, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, and BS NTV.[24][25] Run Girls, Run! performed the series' opening theme song "Share the light", while Tomori Kusunoki performed the series' ending theme song "Time of Foreigners" (異人たちの時間, Ijin-tachi no Jikan).[26][27] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series[28] and is streaming it on Hidive and Crunchyroll.[29][30] The series will run for 12 episodes.[31]

No. Title Original air date
1"Mercy of an Assassin"
Transcription: "Ansatsusha no Jihi" (Japanese: 暗殺者の慈悲)
October 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)
Assassin Kufa Vampir enters a house and clashes with a white-haired man who escapes. He discovers the man he came to talk to, Lord Elsnes, is dead. Kufa travels to the Angel family estate and meets Melida Angel, having been hired as her tutor. He accompanies Melida to an academy where Melida is mocked into a sparring match by Nerva Martilla. Members of the nobility manifest mana at age 7, giving them superhuman powers, but Melida has never manifested mana, despite being a teenager, and loses to Nerva, who labels her an "incompetent talented girl." Nerva reveals Melida dreams of joining Crest Legion, humanity's best defenders, and that Melida's cousin Elise will one day join the legion. Melida runs away in shame. Kufa recalls being hired by Melida's grandfather, Lord Mordrew, who believes Melida's mother (a rich commoner) had an affair with Lord Elsnes, another commoner. Were this true Melida would not be Lord Mordrew's true granddaughter, would have no noble blood and could never awaken mana. Kufa's guild, White Night, was investigating until Lord Elsnes was assassinated. Kufa sees no sign of Melida possessing mana and concludes she is illegitimate and must be assassinated per his orders. Kufa tracks her to a garden where she was chased by three lycanthropes deliberately let into the dome from the outside by Lord Mordrew to pressure Melida's mana into awakening through combat. Melida is defeated but refuses to call for help as that would mean admitting she possesses no mana and is not worthy of the Angel name. Kufa kills the lycanthropes, deciding he cannot ignore her strong spirit. He tells her there's a way to awaken her mana, but it may kill her. She agrees so Kufa drinks a potion and feeds it to her via a kiss. She collapses but later wakes up with the ability to use mana. Kufa decides he must hide the fact she is illegitimate and keep what he did to awaken her mana a secret from everyone, including his guild and employer, or they will both be executed.
2"When the Girl's World Changes"
Transcription: "Shōjo no Sekai ga kawaru toki" (Japanese: 少女の世界が変わるとき)
October 17, 2019 (2019-10-17)
After checking her body for possible side-effects from the potion, Kufa reveals to Melida that receiving mana this way means she isn't a Paladin, but a Samurai like him, and has her keep her awakening a secret. They are later appoached by Elise and her own private tutor, Rosetti Pricket. Rosetti tries to make a move on Kufa, but he rejects her advances, causing her to vow that Elise will defeat Melida at the academy's end-of-semester tournament. Some time later, as the tournament begins, Melida's finds that her first match is against Nerva. While initially shocked that Melida can use mana now, Nerva manages to corner her. However, she refuses to give up and defeats Nerva by copying one of Kufa's techniques. Afterwards, Melida approaches her father with her victory, but he just tells her not to get cocky, while Nerva apologizes for bullying her. Melida and Kufa then watch Elise's match, who instantly defeats her opponents.
3"Beyond the Critical Point"
Transcription: "Rinkai ten no Kanata ni" (Japanese: 臨界点の彼方に)


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