Cross Ange

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Cross Ange:
Rondo of Angel and Dragon
Cover of Cross Ange Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first Cross Ange Blu-ray and DVD volume.
クロスアンジュ 天使と竜の輪舞
(Kurosu Anju Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo)
Genre Drama, Mecha[1]
Manga
Illustrated by Kenjirō Takeshita
Published by ComicWalker
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Kadokawa Comics Ace
Original run August 3, 2014 – present
Anime television series
Directed by Yoshiharu Ashino
Produced by Mitsuo Fukuda
Written by Tatsuto Higuchi
Music by Akiko Shikata
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
Original network Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11, AT-X
English network
Original run October 5, 2014March 29, 2015
Episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Manga
Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Ecole
Illustrated by Osaji
Published by ComicWalker
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Kadokawa Comics Ace
Original run October 5, 2014March 29, 2015
Volumes 2
Game
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr.
Developer Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre Action
Platform PlayStation Vita
Released
  • JP: May 28, 2015
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Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon (Japanese: クロスアンジュ 天使と竜の輪舞, Hepburn: Kurosu Anju Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo) also known as simply Cross Ange is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise and aired from October 2014 to March 2015. A manga adaptation began publication in August 2014.

Plot[edit]

Through the development of groundbreaking information transfer and material generation technology called "Mana", various problems, such as pollution and war have disappeared, and days of peace have arrived in the world. However, the people who receive the benefit of the Mana live in a false peace. Those who cannot use the Mana, referred to by the derogatory term "Norma", who are seen as an opposition to structures of society, live in oppression. Because this is the norm, the people who use Mana do not question it. The first princess of the Misurugi Empire, Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi, was convinced of the belief of exterminating the Norma. But when she turned 16, and was baptised, her elder brother Julio, exposed her as a Norma to the public. Angelise, who is bewildered by the revelation that she herself was a Norma all along, turns into a target of hate of the people in the blink of an eye. Ange is exiled to Arzenal, a military base where Norma are conscripted into service, and then starts her new life as a Norma soldier. As she struggles to adjust to her new identity, Ange's now stormy life takes one surprising turn after another and she embarks on her quest to correct the world she lives in.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation drawn by Kenjirō Takeshita started publication in August 2014 on the Japanese ComicWalker website.[3]

A light-hearted high-school-themed 4koma parody manga drawn by Osaji started also on ComicWalker in October 2014. Each strip followed an anime episode. The manga was compiled in two volumes.

Anime[edit]

The anime series is produced by Sunrise and aired between October 5, 2014 and March 29, 2015 on Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11.[4][5] The first opening theme is "Kindan no Resistance" (禁断のレジスタンス, Kindan no Rejisutansu, lit. "Forbidden Resistance") by Nana Mizuki, and the first ending theme is "Rinrei" (凛麗, lit. "Cold Beauty") by Eri Kitamura.[6] The second opening theme is "Shinjitsu no Mokushiroku" (真実の黙示録, lit. "Apocalypse of Truth" or "Revelations of Reality") by Yoko Takahashi, and the second ending theme is "Shūmatsu no Love Song" (終末のラブソング, Shūmatsu no Rabu Songu, lit. "Love Song of the End") by Mizuki. The insert song featured in episodes five, nine, and twenty-two is "Necessary" by Mizuki.

The series was licensed by Sentai Filmworks for a digital and home media release in North America.[7] Madman Entertainment also licensed the series for streaming in Australia and New Zealand.[8] The series was picked up by Crunchyroll for streaming in North America and other select parts of the world.[9]

Video game[edit]

An action shooter game for the PlayStation Vita titled Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. was released on May 28, 2015.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THEM Anime Reviews 4.0 - CROSS ANGE: Rondo of Angel and Dragon". www.themanime.org. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Animax Asia to Air Black Bullet, Cross Ange, Rage of Bahamut, More in 2016". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cross Ange Manga Adaptation Starts on Japanese ComicWalker Website". Anime News Network. August 4, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "クロスアンジュ 天使と竜の輪舞[ロンド]". Agency for Cultural Affairs (Japan). Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sunrise Unveils Cross Ange Original TV Anime With 1st Promo". Anime News Network. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sunrise Unveils Cross Ange TV Anime's 2nd Promo". Anime News Network. September 19, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon". Anime News Network. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Madman Licenses Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons". Anime News Network. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Grisaia, Cross Ange, Tribal Cool Crew". Anime News Network. September 27, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cross Ange game announced for PS Vita". Gematsu. January 13, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Cross Ange tr. PS Vita Game's Ad Reveals May Release". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 

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