Plunderer (manga)

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Plunderer
Plunderer manga, volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
プランダラ
(Purandara)
GenreAction, fantasy[1]
Manga
Written bySuu Minazuki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Ace
Original runDecember 26, 2014 – present
Volumes14 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byHiroyuki Kanbe
Written byMasashi Suzuki
Music byJunichi Matsumoto
StudioGeek Toys
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, TVA, SUN BS11, AT-X
Original run January 8, 2020 – present
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
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Plunderer (Japanese: プランダラ, Hepburn: Purandara) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Suu Minazuki. It began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine on December 26, 2014. The series is licensed by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Geek Toys premiered on January 8, 2020.

Plot[edit]

Set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by numbers, every human being has their worth measured by a special 'Count' imprinted somewhere on their bodies, which defines any number related to an important aspect of their lives. However, if this Count decreases to 0, the person will be dragged down into "the abyss", and is said to be dead for all eternity.

For young Hina, her Count corresponds to how many hundreds of kilometres she has walked. Ever since her mother was dragged into the abyss, she has been searching for the Legendary Ace from her mother's last wish for the last five years. Hina's gruelling journey takes a sudden turn when she meets a strange masked knight known as Licht Bach with a negative-numbered Count.

Characters[edit]

Licht Bach (リヒトー=バッハ, Rihitō Bahha)
Voiced by: Yoshiki Nakajima[2] (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)[3]
Hina (陽菜, Hina)
Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi[2] (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)[3]
Lynn May (リィン=メイ, Riin Mei)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa[4] (Japanese); Elizabeth Maxwell (English)[5]
Pele Poporo (ペレ=ポポロ, Pere Poporo)
Voiced by: Aoi Ichikawa[4] (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)[5]
Jail Murdoch (ジェイル=マードック, Jeiru Mādokku)
Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara[4]
Nana (ナナ, Nana)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō[4] (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English)
Mizuka Sonohara (園原水花, Sonohara Mizuka)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[6]
Alec (アレク, Areku)
Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi[7]
Schumelmann Bach (シュメルマン=バッハ, Shumeruman Bahha)
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki[7]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Suu Minazuki launched the manga in Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine on Monthly Shōnen Ace on December 26, 2014.[1] On July 8, 2018, during their panel at Anime Expo, Yen Press announced that they had licensed the manga.[8]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 July 25, 2015[9]ISBN 978-4-04-103329-6
2 July 25, 2015[10]ISBN 978-4-04-103330-2
3 November 26, 2015[11]ISBN 978-4-04-103331-9
4 April 26, 2016[12]ISBN 978-4-04-103913-7
5 July 26, 2016[13]ISBN 978-4-04-103914-4
6 December 26, 2016[14]ISBN 978-4-04-104877-1
7 May 26, 2017[15]ISBN 978-4-04-104878-8
8 August 26, 2017[16]ISBN 978-4-04-105995-1
9 February 26, 2018[17]ISBN 978-4-04-106562-4
10 June 26, 2018[18]ISBN 978-404107048-2
11 November 26, 2018[19]ISBN 978-404107612-5
12 March 26, 2019[20]ISBN 978-404107613-2
13 July 26, 2019[21]ISBN 978-404108694-0
14 December 26, 2019[22]ISBN 978-4-04-108696-4

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced by Monthly Shōnen Ace on February 18, 2018.[23] The series will be directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe and written by Masashi Suzuki, with animation by Geek Toys. Yuka Takashina, Yūki Fukuchi, and Hiroko Fukuda are providing the character designs.[24] Junichi Matsumoto is composing the series' music. It premiered on January 8, 2020 on Tokyo MX, KBS, TVA, SUN, BS11, and AT-X.[2][6] Miku Itō performed the series' opening theme song "Plunderer," while Rina Honnizumi performed the series' ending theme song "Countless Days".[25] Funimation acquired the series for distribution, and will stream the series on FunimationNow in English speaking regions,[26] and on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand.[27] Funimation premiered the first two episodes of the series on YouTube in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on December 8, 2019.[28] It will run for 24 episodes.[29]

No. Title[30] Original air date
1"The Legendary Ace"
Transcription: "Densetsu no Gekitsui-ō" (Japanese: 伝説の撃墜王)
January 8, 2020 (2020-01-08)[a]
In a post-apocalyptic world humans have their worth measured by a number printed on their bodies. If it ever reaches 0 they are dragged into a dark abyss. Hina witnesses her mother being dragged into the abyss, but not before her mother gives her a glass orb with 10,000 inside it and tells her to find the Legendary Ace with the white star. Hina searches for five years until one day she meets Licht, a masked perverted idiot, and his boss, Nana, who explains that all people are forced to obey orders from anyone with a higher number. Hina explains her number, 441, comes from having walked 44,100 kilometres. She meets a sergeant major with a star on his face who claims to be the Ace. He attempts to molest her, until she shows him the 10,000 orb, which he identifies as a Ballot and tries to take it from her. As Hina has a higher number she orders him to stop, so he tricks her into a Star Stake, a duel wagering their numbers, and after severely beating her he takes 440 from her, leaving her with only 1. He reveals he is not the Ace as the legend of the Ace is three hundred years old, meaning the Ace is long dead. Licht suddenly arrives and wagers his own number, negative 999. As they duel the sergeant realises such a number is impossible, unless Licht is a Ballot Holder with a numbered Ballot to artificially raise his number back above 0. Licht reveals himself as Licht Bach, the real Legendary Ace, with a white star and 5700 printed on his sword, the number of enemies he has defeated. He swears he will force the sergeant to give back Hina’s 440.
2"I Hate You!"
Transcription: "Daikkirai!" (Japanese: だいっきらい!)
January 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)[a]
Centuries ago a Great War known as the Waste War raged across the planet. A group of warriors known as Aces distinguished themselves with feats of superhuman strength, only to vanish once the war ended. Licht easily defeats the soldiers with his super speed, showing that his footsteps contain enough power to shatter the ground. Nana explains Licht’s speed earned him the name Ace of Flashing Strikes, and that while his 5700 is the number of his defeated enemies, his negative 999 is the number of women who have rejected him. Licht easily defeats the sergeant, reducing his number to 1 and giving Hina not only her stolen 440, but the rest of his number as well, raising Hina’s number to 760. Licht suddenly steals Hina’s 10,000 Ballot, leaving her a stuffed doll in exchange. Hina is devastated at losing her memento of her mother. Nana later reveals Licht hid the Ballot in the doll and only pretended to steal it in front of witnesses, since Ballots are illegal, meaning the soldiers will only search for him and leave Hina alone. Hina tearfully tries to stop Licht leaving, but when he ignores her pleas she shouts that she hates him, changing his negative 999 to negative 1000. Hina is suddenly confronted by one of the soldiers who reveals he is actually a spy. He thanks her for helping him and informs his real masters that Licht has finally been located.
3"The Unavoidable Uniform"
January 22, 2020 (2020-01-22)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The first two episodes were given preview screenings by Funimation on December 8, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rozen Maiden's Peach-Pit, Heaven's Lost Property's Minazuki Launch New Manga". Anime News Network. October 22, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Plunderer Anime's 1st Video Reveals Cast, More Staff, January 2020 Premiere". Anime News Network. July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Meet the Cast and Characters of Plunderer, Coming to FunimationNow in January". Funimation. August 31, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Plunderer Anime Casts Ari Ozawa, Aoi Ichikawa, Yuichiro Umehara, Shizuka Itou". Anime News Network. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Funimation Streams New Trailer, Reveals 2 More Dub Cast Members for Plunderer Anime". Anime News Network. October 6, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Plunderer Anime's 4th Promo Video Reveals More Cast, January 8 Debut". Anime News Network. December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Plunderer Anime Streams TV Ad, Reveals 2 New Characters". Anime News Network. December 26, 2019. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Ressler, Karen (July 8, 2018). "Yen Press Licenses Happy Sugar Life, Kakegurui Twins Manga, Penguin Highway, Walk on Girl, Mirai, Dive!! Novels". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  9. ^ プランダラ (1) [Plunderer (1)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^ プランダラ (2) [Plunderer (2)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  11. ^ プランダラ (3) [Plunderer (3)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  12. ^ プランダラ (4) [Plunderer (4)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  13. ^ プランダラ (5) [Plunderer (5)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved February 18, 2018.
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  19. ^ プランダラ (11) [Plunderer (11)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  20. ^ プランダラ (12) [Plunderer (12)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  21. ^ プランダラ (13) [Plunderer (13)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  22. ^ プランダラ (14) [Plunderer (14)]. Kadokawa Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  23. ^ "Plunderer Manga by Heaven's Lost Property's Suu Minazuki Gets Anime". Anime News Network. February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  24. ^ "Oreimo's Hiroyuki Kanbe Directs TV Anime of Suu Minazuki's Plunderer Manga". Anime News Network. March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  25. ^ "Plunderer Anime's Video Highlights Jail Murdoch, Nana". Anime News Network. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  26. ^ Antonio Pineda, Rafael (July 4, 2019). "Funimation Streams Plunderer TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  27. ^ AnimeLab [@AnimeLab] (December 5, 2019). "In a world governed by numbers, looters make the law... From the creator of Heaven's Lost Property comes PLUNDERER - streaming exclusively on AnimeLab January 2020! 🗡️🗡️" (Tweet). Retrieved December 9, 2019 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ "Don't Miss the LIVE YouTube Premiere of Plunderer in the UK and Australia!". Funimation. December 6, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  29. ^ "Plunderer Anime Runs for 24 Episodes". Anime News Network. January 7, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  30. ^ "STORY" (in Japanese). Retrieved September 4, 2019.

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