|Produced by||Sakajiri Kazuto|
|Music by||Masaru Yokoyama|
|Genre||Massively multiplayer online role-playing game|
|Anime television series|
|Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-|
|Directed by||Naoto Hosoda|
|Music by||Masaru Yokoyama|
|Studio||Yokohama Animation Laboratory|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, BS11, Wowow, MBS|
|Original run||October 13, 2020 – December 29, 2020|
Magatsu Wahrheit (Japanese: 禍つヴァールハイト, Hepburn: Magatsu Vāruhaito, transl. "Evil Truth") is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for smartphones that is developed and published by KLab. The game is powered by Unity, and was made available for Android and iOS in April 2019 in Japan. An anime television series adaptation produced by Yokohama Animation Laboratory aired from October to December 2020.
- Innumael (イヌマエル, Innumaeru)
- Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese); Aleks Le (English)
- Innumael Grauer is the main character in the Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst anime series. Innumael is a young man involved in the transportation industry. He is a smuggler, whom his colleagues have nicknamed "The Dog". One day, Leocadio helps him load the truck faster, but accidentally loads two packages not meant for delivery. Innumael finishes loading the packages and drives the truck to its destination. He gets stopped at a customs check point where a guard checks the packages, which are revealed to house weapons. Innumael is imprisoned for smuggling, but is broken out by the smuggling organization Headkeeper. Innumael and his rescuers escape and are branded criminals.
- Leocadio (レオカディオ, Reokadio)
- Voiced by: Yūki Ono (Japanese); Stephen Sanders (English)
- A serious young man who belongs to the Zeroth Platoon of the Wahrheit Imperial Army. Leocadio lives with his siblings and Seitz, a childhood friend. On his first day as an imperial soldier, Leocadio sees a delivery man being scolded for slacking off and decides to help him load his truck but ends uploading goods that shouldn't have been loaded. Later, Leocadio and his squad are assigned to transport a criminal who smuggled goods, who ends up being Innumael Grauer. But as Innumael was freed from prison by the Headkeeper smuggling organization, Leocadio's commander Helman manages to locate them and engage them in a fight.
- Schaake (シャアケ・グートハイル, Shaake Gūtohairu)
- Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese); Felecia Angelle (English)
- Schaake Gutheil is a main character in the Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst anime series. Schaake is a member of the Head keeper smuggling organization. She is a mage on the team led by Arnold. Schaake and other Headkeeper members go to take a package that was for them, but learn that the package was incorrectly loaded into a truck and transported out of the base. As Schaake tries to track it down, the group learns that a delivery driver was arrested for smuggling weapons, and realize it is their package.
- Elfriede (エルフリーデ, Erufurīde)
- Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese); Erica Mendez (English)
- Elfriede is a main character in the Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst anime series. She is a member of the smuggling organization Headkeeper. Her role is to infiltrate the Imperial Capital and carry out solo intelligence missions. She infiltrates the Imperial Capital and learns that money from Headkeeper is flowing into Diet. She realizes there is a traitor among them and informs Fritz, who later tells her to investigate a mental institution that was closed years ago. Believing that this may also lead her to finding the traitor, she infiltrates it and learns that Mary Bult is involved in secret human experiments, but is caught before she is able to escape. Arnold and Benjamin lead a rescue mission and manage to find her in a capsule in the mental institution.
- Helman (ヘルマン, Heruman)
- Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
- Helman is the captain of the Zeroth Platoon of the Wahrheit Empire. He assigns Leocadio Wöhler to Seitz. They are assigned to take a criminal back to the capital, and go to take him, but learn there was a prison break and Headkeeper smugglers took the man, Innumael Grauer. Helman deduces that Headkeeper is attempting to mislead them and leads the platoon in the opposite direction, where they find Headkeeper members. Unable to run, Headkeeper engages in a fight and Helman injures Damian, but Seitz dies. He takes Damian as prisoner but does not report that he is still alive, and tortures him to learn about Headkeeper's hideout in the next city. He locks down the city, but Headkeeper manages to escape.
- Arnold (アルノルト, Arunoruto)
- Voiced by: Kenichirō Matsuda (Japanese); Ray Hurd (English)
- Arnold is a member of Headkeeper. Arnold and other Headkeeper members go to retrieve a package that was meant for them, but learn it was wrongly loaded into a truck and transported out of the base. While tracking it down, they learn that Innumael is arrested for smuggling weapons and realize it is their package. They make a plan and Arnold leads them to break into prison and save the driver and take their package. While running, Helman leads imperial soldiers, manages to find them and engages them in combat. Losing the fight, they create explosions to distract the imperial soldiers and manage to escape.
- Benjamin (ベンジャミン)
- Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese); Mark Allen Jr. (English)
- Benjamin is a member of Arnold's team. He and other Headkeeper members go to retrieve a package that was meant for them, but learn that the package was wrongly loaded into a truck and transported out of the base.
- Klaus (クラウス, Kurausu)
- Voiced by: Ryōta Suzuki (Japanese); Cody Savoie (English)
- Klaus is a character in the Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst anime series. He is a member of Arnold's team.
- Conrad (コンラッド, Konraddo)
- Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese); Billy Kametz (English)
- Conrad Wisdom is a senior soldier of the Warheit Imperial Army in the Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst anime series. He is Leocadio's senior and Seitz's younger brother. He is ordered by Helman to take a prisoner back to the capital, who is freed by Headkeeper, and his platoon ends up chasing them and engage in a fight, where Seitz dies. The soldiers follow Headkeeper to the next town, but the organization manages to escape. He and Leocadio are later assigned to find and retrieve Sissel, Innumael Grauer's little sister.
- Fritz (フリッツ, Furittsu)
- Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese); Christopher Bevins (English)
- Seitz (ザイツ, Zaitsu)
- Voiced by: Takuya Satō (Japanese); Jason Liebrecht (English)
- Damian (ダミアン)
- Voiced by: Taishi Murata (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
- Shisel (シセル, Shiseru)
- Voiced by: Aya Yamane (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
- Marie (マリー, Marī)
- Voiced by: Masako Katsuki
- Professor Radovaud (ラドバウド博士, Radobaudo Hakase)
- Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
- Jade (ジェイド, Jeido)
- Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi (Japanese); Kiba Walker (English)
- Lotus (ロータス, Rōtasu)
- Voiced by: Shinya Takahashi (Japanese); Kaiji Tang (English)
- Ilma (イルマ, Iruma)
- Voiced by: Maria Naganawa (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
- Irma is a Headkeeper member of the Teito branch. In a hideout at the capital, Irma recognizes Innumael Grauer from wanted posters. After Fritz instructs them on the rescue operation, Irma and Innumael are placed on lookout. Innumael sees Leocadio and heads out. After he returns, he tells her that the imperial army knows of their actions and that it is a trap. They form an escape plan. Innumael leads the imperial soldiers away, who end up following him. After losing them in the warehouse he works at, Irma arrives to pick him up with the car and they escape.
- Faust (ファウスト, Fausuto)
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Griffin Puatu (English)
The game was developed and published by KLab using the Unity game engine. It was released in Japan on April 23, 2019, on Android and iOS. Mobimon licensed the game for global release in October 2020. The Japanese version ended service on March 31, 2021, while international versions remain open.
An anime adaptation was announced on March 24, 2018, and aired on April 23, 2020. The series was produced by Yokohama Animation Lab and aired from October 13 to December 29, 2020, on Tokyo MX, BS11, Wowow, and MBS. The opening theme "Kimi wo Sukueru nara Boku wa Naninimo naru" (君を救えるなら僕は何にでもなる, "I Can Do Anything if I Can Save You") was performed by Maon Kurosaki, while the ending theme "Disclose" was performed by Helical. In Southeast Asia, the series is licensed by Muse Communication and released on YouTube. Funimation acquired the series and streamed it on its website in North America and the British Isles.
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date |
|1||"THE GETAWAY -Part One-"||Kōji Kobayashi, Masaoki Nakajima||Naoto Hosoda||October 13, 2020|
|The episode starts with a glimpse of an imminent future then returns to the present. A speech is given to the audience about the imperial capital's current situation, reporting activity of mutant monsters, circulation of illegal firearms, and an increased number of crimes by citizens in public, which have escalated into riots. At a warehouse, a man named Innumael Grauer is scolded for gambling on work weekends by the boss. On seeing them imperial soldier Leonardo offers to help him load the goods, who accidentally loads the package onto the truck, and hurries off to his first day of work. A group tracking the package realises it was loaded mistakenly. The captain of the Imperial Army platoon that Leocadio joins informs him of the extreme activity of the smuggling organisation Headkeeper, who is preparing to retrieve the package, when Innumael arrives at a checkpoint. A guard opens the package and finds heavy weaponry and glowing chemical tubes which immediately gets Innumael arrested, locked up, and being held to be interrogated by Leocadio's platoon. Headkeeper breaks him out of jail along with the retrieved package. As they notice they are being followed by the imperial army, they try to get away from the platoon, and instead intercept the heavy weaponry that Innumael unknowingly smuggled. While fighting the Captain brutally injures Damian and Innumael, and kills Seitz to save Schakke.|
|2||"THE GETAWAY -Part Two-"||Tamaki Nakatsu||Naoto Hosoda||October 20, 2020|
|3||"Of Creatures and Men"||Ryūta Ono||Yūichirō Momose||October 27, 2020|
|4||"Live with Honor, Die with No Pride"||Xinya Cai||Yūichirō Momose||November 3, 2020|
|5||"From Gutheil with Love"||Motohiro Abe||Yūichirō Momose||November 10, 2020|
|6||"Rogue Infiltration"||Michita Shiraishi||Naoto Hosoda||November 17, 2020|
|7||"Rogue Operation"||Tōru Takahashi||Naoto Hosoda||November 24, 2020|
|8||"Rogue Ultimatum"||Tamaki Nakatsu||Naoto Hosoda||December 1, 2020|
|9||"State of the Empire"||Xinya Cai, Masaoki Nakajima||Yūichirō Momose||December 8, 2020|
|10||"Break Free"||Toshiya Niidome||Yūichirō Momose||December 15, 2020|
|11||"An Inconvenient Prophecy"||Tetsuo Nakagawa, Keisuke Nishijima||Naoto Hosoda||December 22, 2020|
|12||"The Hand that Rocks the Cradle"||Kōji Kobayashi||Naoto Hosoda||December 29, 2020|
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