Lost Song (TV series)

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Lost Song
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ロスト ソング
(Rosuto Songu)
GenreFantasy[1]
Anime television series
Directed byJunpei Morita
Written byJunpei Morita
Music byYūsuke Shirato
StudioLiden Films, Dwango
Licensed byNetflix
Original networkNetflix, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, TV Aichi, BS Fuji, KBS Kyoto
Original run March 31, 2018 June 16, 2018
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Lost Song (ロスト ソング, Rosuto Songu) is a musical fantasy anime television series produced by Liden Films in collaboration with Dwango and Mages. The project stars musician Konomi Suzuki as Rin and voice actress Yukari Tamura as Finis.[2][3] The series was revealed in an announcement during a birthday concert held by Suzuki in November 2016.[4] The series was first released online in Japan through Netflix on March 31, 2018,[5][6][7] followed by a TV airing on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, TV Aichi, BS Fuji and KBS Kyoto on April 7, 2018.[8] Netflix streamed the series globally in September 30, 2018.[9][10]

Plot[edit]

Rin an energetic countryside girl who is on a journey to the Capital to sing. In the Capital, Songstress Finis is spending time alone and preparing to help the war front. Rin and Finis have the power of songs. Both are having a hard journey with their songs. As two destinies meet, will the final song be of hope or of despair?

Characters[edit]

Rin (リン, Rin)
Voiced by: Konomi Suzuki (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)[11][12]
Rin is an energetic young girl harbouring a passion for singing living with her younger brother Al, older sister Mel and grandfather Talgia Hokley in a reclusive village near a forest. She discovers her ability to sing Spirit Songs, legendary songs that can manipulate the four elements of the world and bring about miracles. Unlike Finis, her songs energise her instead of taking away her lifespan. After Mel and Talgia died, she promised to live her dream of singing with the Royal Orchestra in the Capital and save as many lives as she can with her power. Rin was originally a part of Finis, the last bit of Finis' hope and Song of Healing, who came to existence after Finis sang the Song of Destruction. She returned to Finis after singing the Song of Beginning which saved the world from yet another reset.
Finis (フィーニス, Fīnisu)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese); Melissa Fahn (English)[11][12]
Finis is a beautiful, clumsy and innocent young woman with the ability to sing Spirit Songs, although they eat away at her lifespan each time she does. Because of her ability, she was captured and married to the Prince to work as a human weapon for war. Believing she was helping people and later for her lover Henry, she followed his orders until she accidentally killed Henry, driving her insane. With the last of her lifespan she sang the forbidden Song of Destruction she had been crafting, which was a song designed to gift her immortality in exchange for the collapse and continuous reset of the world. After singing the Song of Beginning, her hope (Rin) returned to her. The last scene seen of her is when Corte finds her, heavily pregnant.
Pony Goodlight / Alea Golt (ポニー・グッドライト, Ponī Guddoraito)
Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Japanese); Reba Buhr (English)[11][12]
Pony is a kind minstrel that used to work at the royal palace and Rin and Al's first companion on their journey to the Capital. She has a great talent for music and is often seen carrying a mini portable piano around to play songs on. After she quit her job, she got most of her money from winning bets. She also has a great fear of bugs and can appreciates flattery. She is the Princess, later Queen, of Golt Kingdom.
Monica Lux (モニカ・ルックス, Monika Rukkusu)
Voiced by: Asami Seto (Japanese); Cassandra Morris (English)[11][12]
Monica is Allu's younger sister and a rhythmist. It is characteristic of her to wear a pink zipper bunny suit, and fall asleep when she is afraid. Along with Allu, she gave up her dream of entering the Royal Orchestra to work as rhythmists to heal their mother's blindness. Apart from drumming and keeping time, she is also a good singer, and can imitate any music perfectly after hearing it just once, so she can amplify Rin's powers from time to time.
Allu Lux (アル, Aru Rukkusu)
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)[11][12]
Allu is Monica's oldest sister and a rhythmist. She is the bravest of the sisters and is very protective of her younger sister, although sometimes her harsh attitude can come off as rude. Along with Monica, she gave up her dream of entering the Royal Orchestra to work as rhythmists to heal their mother's blindness.
Henry Leobort (ヘンリー・レオボルト, Henrī Reoboruto)
Voiced by: Seiichirō Yamashita (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)[11][12]
Henry is a handsome, brave and caring knight well known for his noble family heritage and expert swordsmanship. Because he was the only one that looked at Finis as a human instead of a weapon, she fell in love with him and so did he. He is killed by Finis, who didn't know it was him. He reincarnated as a Scientist after the Song of Destruction.
Corte/Mel (コルテ/メル, Korute/Meru)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)[11][12]
Mel is Al and Rin's older sister who also acts as a motherly figure to them. She died after Bazra burnt down their village in search of Rin.
Corte is Finis' personal maid who is one other person who cared for her as a human. While trying to feed the Prince poison to let her lady and Henry escape together, she is found out and killed by having her plan backfire on herself instead. After the world is saved from yet another reset, she became Finis' protector.
Bazra Bearmors (バズラ・ベアモルス, Bazura Beamorusu)
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)[11][12]
Bazra is the ruthless general of the army and Talgia's successor. Unlike his predecessor, he is a ruthless, violent and wicked man that withholds information from the royal family for his personal gain.
Rudo Bernstein IV (ルード・ベルンシュタイン4世, Rūdo Berunshutain 4-sei)
Voiced by: Yuuto Suzuki (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)[11][12]
Lood is the cunning, manipulative and cold-hearted prince of the country. He desires to use Finis as a human weapon to win the war. After he used her to kill Henry, he was destroyed in her Song of Mortality.
Doctor Weissen (ドクター・ヴァイゼン, Dokutā Vuaizen)
Voiced by: Mitsuru Ogata[11]
Dr. Weisen is a famous scientist, physicist and inventor that used to conduct research for the army in bringing about peace for the country. With the introduction of Prince Lood's rule and the beginning of the war, the army started to use his inventions for killing purposes, to which Dr. Weisen disapproved of. As such, they submerged his entire lab, drowned his lab assistants, and stole his inventions, in addition to making him lose hope. Upon meeting Rin and her companions, she saved his lab and he lets Al stay with him as his assistant.
Talgia Hawkray (タルジア・ホークレイ, Tarujia Hōkurei)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Ito (Japanese); Michael Sorich (English)[11][12]
Talgia is Al, Rin and Mel's grandfather who strongly disapproves of Rin singing, revealing that he knew about her power ever since she was young. Before he moved to the village, he was a strong commander and general in the army until he started to realise its brutal methods of violence and bloodshed.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

The opening theme is "Utaeba Soko ni Kimi ga Iru Kara" (歌えばそこに君がいるから, If I Sing, You Will Be There) by Konomi Suzuki, and the ending theme is "Tears Echo" by Yukari Tamura. Both songs was released on May 23, 2018.[6][13]

A new project has been announced on September 24, 2018.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LOST SONG | Netflix Official Site". www.netflix.com. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  2. ^ "MAGES. Reveals Lost Song Original TV Anime Starring Konomi Suzuki, Yukari Tamura". Anime News Network. January 10, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-01-11. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Yukari Tamura Stars in Upcoming Untitled TV Anime Project". December 9, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-12-14. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Singer Konomi Suzuki Makes Major Voice-Acting Debut as Star of New TV Anime". Anime News Network. November 5, 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-01-08. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lost Song Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals March 31 Premiere on Netflix Japan". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  6. ^ a b "Lost Song Anime's Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Staff, Opening Song". Anime News Network. September 23, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-10-04. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Netflix Streams 2 Ads for Lost Song Anime to Mark Premiere in Japan". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2018-06-17. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  8. ^ "Lost Song Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Story". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2018-06-18. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  9. ^ "Netflix Confirms Lost Song Anime Will Debut Outside Japan Later This Year". Anime News Network. March 16, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-04-16. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lost Song Anime to Premiere Outside Japan on September 30". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2018-10-17. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Lost Song Anime's Introduction Video Streamed". Anime News Network. October 10, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "The Song of Healing". Lost Song. Episode 1. USA: Netflix. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
  13. ^ "Yukari Tamura Performs Ending Theme for Lost Song Anime". Anime News Network. February 25, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-26. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Lost Song Anime Gets 'New Project'". Anime News Network. September 24, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-09-24. Retrieved September 24, 2018.

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