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Assassins Pride
Assassin's Pride light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover
アサシンズプライド
(Asasinzu Puraido)
GenreFantasy[1]
Light novel
Written byKei Amagi
Illustrated byNino Ninomoto
Published byFujimi Shobo
ImprintFujimi Fantasia Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runJanuary 20, 2016 – present
Volumes12 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byKei Amagi
Illustrated byYoshie Katō
Published byShueisha
MagazineUltra Jump
DemographicSeinen
Original runOctober 19, 2017 – present
Volumes6 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byKazuya Aiura
Written byDeko Akao
Music byMONACA
StudioEMT Squared
Licensed bySentai Filmworks[2] (Worldwide rights excluding Asia)
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, BS NTV
Original run October 10, 2019 December 26, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Assassins Pride (アサシンズプライド, Asasinzu Puraido) is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Kei Amagi and illustrated by Nino Ninomoto. Fujimi Shobo have published eleven volumes and two short stories collection since January 20, 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.[3] It has been collected in five tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by EMT Squared aired from October 10 to December 26, 2019.

Plot[edit]

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 mother's 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.

Characters[edit]

House Angel[edit]

Kufa Vampir (クーファ=ヴァンピール, Kūfa Vanpīru)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono[4] (Japanese); Gabriel Regojo[5] (English)
Kufa is a member of the guild White Night, which he and Black Madia belong to. Kufa was given a job to be Melida's tutor, with the secret task of assassinating her if he found out she wasn't the proper heir to the Angel family. Ultimately, however, he goes against his orders and transfers some of his mana to her, developing a close mentor-pupil bond with Melida. He is half-human and half-vampire, the strongest of the lycanthropes. His mana class is Samurai.
Melida Angel (メリダ=アンジェル, Merida Anjeru)
Voiced by: Tomori Kusunoki[4] (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski[5] (English)
The heiress of the noble house Angel, a family of paladins. However, despite already being thirteen, she still hadn't awakened her mana yet. Unbeknownst to her, this might stem from her perhaps not being her noble father's biological daughter, having instead been born from her late mother's affair. She finally obtains mana after Kufa gives her some of his own, allowing her to use his Samurai class of magic. She develops strong feelings for Kufa, to the point where even after learning his true nature as a lycanthrope she accepts him and promises to keep his secret.
Elise Angel (エリーゼ=アンジェル, Erīze Anjeru)
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa[4] (Japanese); Juliet Simmons[5] (English)
Melida's cousin, who unlike her was recognized as a prodigy from an early age. While she and Melida have a very close, sisterly relationship, it was initially strained by their opposing status. However, following the Luna Lumiere Selection tournament, they made up and formed a unit together. Also, despite her strength, she is actually rather shy and easily frightened. Her mana class is Paladin.
Rosetti Pricket (ロゼッティ=プリケット, Rozetti Puriketto)
Voiced by: Marina Yabūchi[4] (Japanese); Avery Smithhart[5] (English)
Elise's private tutor. Though a commoner, she was born with mana and became a noble by rising through the ranks. She quickly develops a crush on Kufa and attempts to marry him to get out of an arranged marriage by her adoptive father, though he usually shrugs off her advances. It is eventually revealed that she and Kufa are foster siblings, and that he turned her into a vampire after she was mortally injured during a lycanthrope attack, though he sealed away her memories to allow her to live a normal life. Her mana class is Maiden.

St. Friedeswiede[edit]

Nerva Martillo (ネルヴァ=マルティーリョ, Neruva Marutīryo)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[6] (Japanese); Alyssa Marek[5] (English)
The leader of a group of bullies at the St. Friedeswiede Girls Academy, who constantly mocked Melida over her lack of mana. She later made amends with Melida by becoming her teammate for the Luna Lumiere Selection tournament. Her mana class is a Gladiator.
Shenfa Zwitoque (シェンファ=ツヴィトーク, Shenfa Tsuvitōku)
Voiced by: Asami Seto[1] (Japanese); Patricia Duran (English)
Shenfa is a student who attends St. Friedeswiede Girls Academy. She was the precedent "Luna Lumiere" for winning the Luna Lumiere Selection tournament.

St. d'Autriche[edit]

Mule la More (ミュール=ラ・モール, Myūru Ra Mōru)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida[7] (Japanese); Elissa Cuellar (English)
Mule la More is a member of House La More, a family of Diabolos. Her class lets her absorb the mana of her opponents. She attends St. d'Autriche Girls Academy.
Salacha Schicksal (サラシャ=シクザール, Sarasha Shikuzāru)
Voiced by: Azumi Waki[7] (Japanese); Cat Thomas (English)
Salacha often called Sala, is a student who attends St. d'Autriche Girls Academy and is a friend of Mule's. She and Keira participated in the Luna Lumiere Selection tournament. Her class is Dragoon.
Keira Espada (キーラ=エスパーダ, Kīra Esupāda)
Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno[8] (Japanese); Christie Guidry (English)
Keira is a student who attends St. d'Autriche Girls Academy. She and Salacha participated in the Luna Lumiere Selection tournament and won.

Others[edit]

Father (オヤジ, Oyaji)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa[6] (Japanese); John Gremillion[5] (English)
Father is the leader of the guild White Night, which Kufa and Black Madia are members of.
William Gin (ウィリアム・ジン, Wiriamu Jin)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki[6] (Japanese); Michael Wronski[5] (English)
William is a member of a guild called Grimfice.
Black Madia (ブラック=マディア, Burakku Madia)
Voiced by: Sora Tokui[1] (Japanese); Luci Christian (English)
Black Madia is a member of the same guild as Kufa. Her mana class is a Clown, the ability to copy any of the other classes. After the Luna Lumiere Selection tournament ended abruptly, she changes her alias to "Laque" and became a teacher at St. Friedeswiede.
Blosum Pricket (ブロサム=プリケト, Burosamu Puriketo)
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka
Blosum Pricket is the Marquis of the town of Shangarta. He is an engineer by trade, but takes in the homeless town children and raises them as his own, such as Rosetti.
Serge Schiksal (セルジュ・シクサル, Seruju Shikuzāru)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Media[edit]

Light novel[edit]

Assassins Pride is written by Kei Amagi and illustrated by Nino Ninomoto. Fujimi Shobo have published twelve tankōbon volumes since January 20, 2016 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint.[3] Two short stories have been published, with the first being released on February 20, 2018,[9] and the second on December 20, 2019.[10]

No. Release date ISBN
1 January 20, 2016[11]978-4-04-070817-1
2 April 20, 2016[12]978-4-04-070818-8
3 July 20, 2016[13]978-4-04-070972-7
4 November 19, 2016[14]978-4-04-070973-4
5 February 18, 2017[15]978-4-04-072227-6
6 June 20, 2017[16]978-4-04-072230-6
7 October 20, 2017[17]978-4-04-072484-3
SG February 20, 2018[9]978-4-04-072651-9
8 August 18, 2018[18]978-4-04-072485-0
9 January 19, 2019[19]978-4-04-073003-5
10 June 20, 2019[20]978-4-04-073223-7
11 October 19, 2019[21]978-4-04-073224-4
SG 2 December 20, 2019[10]978-4-04-073225-1
12 June 19, 2020[22]978-4-04-073747-8

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation drawn by Yoshie Katō has been serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Ultra Jump since May 2017. As of May 19, 2020, six tankōbon volumes has been released.[23]

No. Release date ISBN
1 October 19, 2017[24]978-4-08-890776-5
2 April 19, 2018[25]978-4-08-891003-1
3 November 19, 2018[26]978-4-08-891130-4
4 June 19, 2019[27]978-4-08-891260-8
5 November 19, 2019[28]978-4-08-891435-0
6 May 19, 2020[23]978-4-08-891591-3

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation was announced during the Fantasia Bunko Dai Kanshasai 2018 event on October 21, 2018,[29] later revealed to be a television series animated by EMT Squared.[30] It is directed by Kazuya Aiura, with Deko Akao handled the series composition, and Maho Yoshikawa designed the characters.[4] It aired from October 10 to December 26, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, and BS NTV.[31][32] 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).[33][34] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series[2] and streamed it on Hidive and Crunchyroll.[35][36] The series ran for 12 episodes.[37] On November 5, 2019, Hidive announced that the series will receive an English dub.[38]

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