Chrome Shelled Regios

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chrome Shelled Regios
ChromeShelledRegio vol01 Cover.jpg
Cover of Chrome Shelled Regios volume 1 as published by Fujimi Shobo
鋼殻のレギオス
(Kōkaku no Regiosu)
GenreFantasy, Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic
Light novel
Written byShūsuke Amagi
Illustrated byMiyū
Published byFujimi Shobo
DemographicMale
MagazineDragon Magazine (short stories only)
Original runMarch 18, 2006September 25, 2013
Volumes25
Manga
Written byShūsuke Amagi
Illustrated byMiyū
Published byFujimi Shobo
DemographicShōnen
MagazineDragon Age Pure
Original runApril 2007December 7, 2011
Volumes3
Manga
Chrome Shelled Regios: Missing Mail
Written byShūsuke Amagiike
Illustrated byNodoka Kiyose
Published byFujimi Shobo
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Dragon Age
Original runJune 2007February 2013
Volumes8
Manga
Chrome Shelled Regios: Secret Side
Written byShūsuke Amagi
Illustrated byWatari
Published byKadokawa Shoten
MagazineBeans Ace
Original runApril 10, 2008May 22, 2009
Volumes2
Manga
Kōkaku no Regiosu no 4 Koma Feri no Uta
Written byShūsuke Amagi
Illustrated byMasumi Futaba
Published byFujimi Shobo
DemographicShōnen
MagazineDragon Age Pure (former)
Monthly Dragon Age
Original runNovember 8, 2008October 7, 2009
Volumes2
Light novel
Legend of Regios
Written byShūsuke Amagi
Illustrated byMiyū
Published byFujimi Shobo
Original runJune 29, 2007September 20, 2008
Volumes3
Anime television series
Directed byItsuro Kawasaki
Written byMamiko Ikeda
StudioZexcs
Licensed by
Original networkSUN-TV, Tokyo MX
English network
Original run January 11, 2009 June 20, 2009
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Regios Crusade
Written byShūsuke Amagi
Illustrated byMiyū
Published byFujimi Shobo
Original runMarch 16, 2009January 20, 2012
Volumes3
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Chrome Shelled Regios (鋼殻のレギオス, Kōkaku no Regiosu) is a Japanese light novel series by Shūsuke Amagi, with illustrations by Miyū. A short story light novel series was serialized in Dragon Magazine. A manga adaptation drawn by Miyū is serialized in the shōnen manga magazine Dragon Age Pure. A second manga adaptation drawn by Nodoka Kiyose is serialized in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age. A third manga adaptation drawn by Watari is serialized in Beans Ace magazine. A four-panel comic strip adaptation drawn by Masumi Futaba started serialization in Monthly Dragon Age on November 8, 2008. A science fiction light novel series titled Legend of Regios is set in the past world of Chrome Shelled Regios series, and published by Fujimi Shobo under its Style-F label. An anime adaptation produced by Zexcs aired on January 11, 2009 to June 20, 2009 and is licensed in North America by Funimation Entertainment.

Plot[edit]

In an alternate reality earth overrun with mutated nano-machine-beasts called Filth Monsters (Contaminoids in Funimation's translation), humanity is forced to live in large mobile cities called Regios and learn to use weapons called DITE (pronounced Di-Te) and harnessing the power of Kei to defend themselves. The truth is that these are people lost in an alternative reality caught between struggling as pawns of the founders of this space and those trying to destroy it. Only upon its destruction can everything revert to the real world. However, many generations have passed since the creation of the world and naturally the citizens who inhabit it fight for their lives. In the Academic City of Zuellni, Layfon Alseif is hoping to start a new life without Martial/Military arts and forget his past. However, his past has caught the attention of Kalian Loss, the Student Council President and Nina Antalk, a Military Arts student and Captain of the 17th Platoon, who instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he's the perfect candidate to join her group. The series follow Layfon's life in Zuellni and occasionally has flashbacks of his life in Glenden as a Heaven's Blade.

Media[edit]

Novels[edit]

The series finished with 25 light novel volumes - with 19 volumes of the main story-line and 6 being the side-story novels. The last 25th volume (which is an epilogue of the story) was published in September 2013 in Japan.[1] On 2 January 2014, MVM had acquired Accel World, We Without Wings, Chrome Shelled Regios anime with Accel World releasing on June 2014.[2]

Anime[edit]

The anime adaptation started airing in January 2009 and was produced by Zexcs. At Anime Central 2010, North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment announced that they have acquired the anime series.[3][4]

The series made its North American television debut on September 19, 2011 on the Funimation Channel.[5]

Reception[edit]

The light novels have sold over 5,000,000 copies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the Publisher's (Fujimi Shobo's) Official "Koukaku no Regios" Page.
  2. ^ "MVM Acquires Accel World, We Without Wings, Chrome Shelled Regios". Anime News Network. January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Funimation Adds Rosario+Vampire Anime And More". Anime News Network. 2010-05-15.
  4. ^ "MVM Entertainment Acquires UK 'Chrome Shelled Regios' Anime Rights". The Fandom Post. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Funimation Week 39 of 2011". Funimation.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]