Cover of the first volume as released in Japan by Shueisha on July 4, 2017.
(Shijian Zhipei Zhe)
|Original run||May 2014|
(Jikan no Shihaisha)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masato Matsune|
|Written by||Michiko Yokote|
|Music by||Evan Call|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, KBS|
|Original run||July 7, 2017 – September 29, 2017|
|Literal meaning||Chronos Ruler|
Chronos Ruler is a Chinese manhua series written and illustrated by Jea Pon. It has also been serialized online via Shueisha's digital publication Shonen Jump+ since March 2015. An anime television series adaptation by Project No.9 aired from July 7 to September 29, 2017.
The story centers on "Chronos Rulers," those who fight the time-eating demons that appear when people wish they could turn back time. The Chronos Rulers fight a time-manipulation battle against these demons.
- Victo Putin (ヴィクト・プーチン Vikuto Pūchin)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English)
- Victo is a man, that is 39 years old but looks like a young man, that is because after the supposed death of his wife he made a deal with a Horologue losing part of his time is that is why now he seeks to recover his lost time. At first he did not believe that Mina is his wife but then begins to suspect that if it could be his own wife. As Chronos Ruler is able to control the cards at his will, he is also in a UNIQUE position that allows him to use his powers without exhausting his time, because of the curse that the Horologue put on him when making the deal with him.
- Kiri Putin (霧・プーチン Kiri Pūchin)
- Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Chris Wehkamp (English)
- Kiri is the son of Victor Putin and Mina Putin, he helps his father to recover his lost time, like his father he did not believe that Mina is his mother because he remembered his mother like Nana does not Mina, but then like Victor he begins to suspect that he could be his mother. As Chronos Ruler, is able to control water, is also able to use a sword as a personal weapon, also for being the son of Mina since she is a descendant of Chronos, he will not grow old for that reason either.
- Mīna Putin (ミーナ・プーチン Mīna Pūchin)
- Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese); Jad Saxton (English)
- She is the wife of Victor Putin and mother of Kiri Putin, she believed herself dead but due to Victor's treatment she returns to life but like he loses part of his time. At first she thought that she was only Victor's lover because she did not remember that she was married to him, nor did she remember that Kiri was her son, even though she cared about him. Because being a Chronos Ruler she is able to control the air, but also that she is a direct descendant of Chronos her appearance does not change even though her time has already been stolen that is why she looks like a young woman of 18 although in the manga she looks younger, but then it is discovered that she may not have wasted her time after all.
- Blaze (ブレイズ Bureizu)
- Voiced by: Kenji Akabane (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
- Blaze is 16, but in the manga he is 25, as a child he was a kind child who tried to help others but because his childhood friend was deceived, the villagers they thought that he was pretending to be a good boy, that's why he became the most evil person in the world, even though he is still young who likes to help his friends when necessary, he considers himself as Kiri's older brother, as Chronos Ruler is able to control the fire.
- Ice Radar (アイスレーダー Aisu Rēdā)
- Voiced by: Shizuka Itou (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)
- Snake (スネーク Sunēku)
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Brian Olvera (English)
On December 17, 2016, it was announced that an anime television series adaptation would be produced by Project No.9. It aired from July 7 to September 29, 2017. The series is directed by Masato Matsune and Michiko Yokote handled the series composition. Hiroya Iijima designed the characters, while Haruo Miyagawa is the prop designer. The opening theme is "RULER GAME" by Fo'xTails while the ending theme is "Jikan wa Mado no Mukōgawa" (時間は窓の向こう側 lit. "Time is Beyond the Window") by Nagi Yanagi. Crunchyroll streamed the series. Funimation has licensed the series.
|No.||Title[a]||Original air date|
|1||"Existence and Nothingness"|
Transcription: "Sonzai to Kyomu" (Japanese: 存在と虚無)
|July 7, 2017|
|2||"Memory and Recollection"|
Transcription: "Kioku to Sōki" (Japanese: 記憶と想起)
|July 14, 2017|
|3||"Twilight of the Idol"|
Transcription: "Gūzō no Tasogare" (Japanese: 偶像の黄昏)
|July 21, 2017|
|4||"The Concept of Anxiety"|
Transcription: "Fuan no Gainen" (Japanese: 不安の概念)
|July 28, 2017|
|5||"Beyond Good and Evil"|
Transcription: "Zen'aku no Higan" (Japanese: 善悪の彼岸)
|August 4, 2017|
|6||"Will and Representation"|
Transcription: "Ishi to Hyōshō" (Japanese: 意思と表象)
|August 11, 2017|
|7||"The Poverty of Philosophy"|
Transcription: "Tetsugaku no Hinkon" (Japanese: 哲学の貧困)
|August 18, 2017|
|8||"Fact and Fiction"|
Transcription: "Jijitsu to Kyokō" (Japanese: 事実と虚構)
|August 25, 2017|
|9||"Responsibility and Principle"|
Transcription: "Sekinin to Genri" (Japanese: 責任と原理)
|September 1, 2017|
|10||"Conjectures and Refutations"|
Transcription: "Suisoku to Hanbaku" (Japanese: 推測と反駁)
|September 8, 2017|
|11||"The Transcendence of the Ego"|
Transcription: "Jiga no Chōetsu" (Japanese: 自我の超越)
|September 15, 2017|
|12||"Process and Reality"|
Transcription: "Katei to Jitsuzai" (Japanese: 過程と実在)
|September 22, 2017|
Transcription: "Gensō no Mirai" (Japanese: 幻想の未来)
|September 29, 2017|
- All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.
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- "Chronos Ruler TV Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, Character Visuals". Anime News Network. May 10, 2017.
- "Funimation Announces Chronos Ruler English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "Summer 2017 Simuldub on FunimationNow". Funimation. July 13, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
- "Jun Fukuyama Narrates Chronos Ruler Anime's TV Ad". Anime News Network. June 29, 2017.
- "Chronos Ruler TV Anime's Promo Reveals Cast, Staff, Summer Premiere". Anime News Network. March 25, 2017.
- "Chronos Ruler Anime Reveals 2nd Key Visual, July 7 Premiere". Anime News Network. June 18, 2017. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
- "Crunchyroll to Stream Chronos Ruler Time Fantasy Anime". Anime News Network. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
- "Funimation Adds Chronos Ruler to Simuldub Lineup". Anime News Network. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
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