Radiant (TV series)

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Radiant
Radiant promotional art.jpg
Promotional art for the series.
ラディアン
(Radian)
GenreFantasy[1]
Anime television series
Directed by
Produced byNHK
Written byMakoto Uezu
Music byMasato Kōda
StudioLerche
Licensed by
Original networkNHK Educational TV
Original run October 6, 2018 – present
Episodes21
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Radiant (Japanese: ラディアン, Hepburn: Radian) is a Japanese anime television series based on the French comic of the same name by author Tony Valente. The series premiered in October 6, 2018.

Plot[edit]

Nemesis, monstrous creatures possessing terrifying power, inexplicably fall from the sky causing mayhem and chaos to all of humanity. Legends tell of the Radiant, supposedly the origins of the Nemesis. The few humans that have survived the Nemesis' attacks are called Sorcerers, having been infected with magical powers and abilities from the Nemesis. With these powers, several Sorcerers have become Nemesis Hunters as they fight back against the monsters. While being the only ones capable of fighting back against the Nemesis, the Sorcerers are nonetheless ostracized and persecuted by the rest of humanity.

Seth, the protagonist of Radiant, is a teenage Sorcerer that survived a Nemesis attack ten years earlier. Seth dreams of defeating all of the Nemesis and bringing peace between Sorcerers and the rest of humanity. Seth sets out on a quest to find the Nemesis' origins, the Radiant.

Characters[edit]

Seth
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[2] (Japanese); Christopher Llewyn Ramirez[3] (English)

A fifteen-year old boy that became a Sorcerer following a Nemesis attack he survived as a child ten years ago. The result of the attack gave him two small horns on his head. He aspires to end the Nemesis threat and bring peace to the Sorcerers and humans.

Mélie
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[2]
Doc
Voiced by: Shintarou Oohata[2]
Alma
Voiced by: Romi Park[2] (Japanese); Monica Rial[3] (English)

A woman who is an experienced Sorcerer and Nemesis Hunter. She survived the same Nemesis attack Seth survived from ten years ago, losing her right arm. She has since raised Seth and teaches him on controlling his Sorcerer powers.

Mister Bobley
Voiced by: Makoto Koichi[4]
Dragunov
Voiced by: Kōji Yusa[4]
Grim
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu[4]
Master Lord Majesty
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi[4]
Yaga
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino[4]
Miss Melba
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[4]
Tork
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake[4] (Japanese); Ray Chase[3] (English)
Von Tepes
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima[4] (Japanese); Ian Sinclair[3] (English)
Ulmina Bagliore
Voiced by: Saori Hayami[4] (Japanese); Bryn Apprill[3] (English)
Lieselotte
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[4] (Japanese); Jamie Marchi[3] (English)
Santori
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata[4] (Japanese); Kent Williams[3] (English)
Piodan
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura[4]
Boss
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada[4] (Japanese); Marcus Stimac[3] (English)
Narrator
Voiced by: Shō Hayami[4] (Japanese); Barry Yandell[3] (English)

Production[edit]

NHK announced the series on January 31, 2018. The series is an adaptation of French author Tony Valente' comic book series Radiant, which is published in Japan by Asukashinsha.[1] The series is directed by Seiji Kishi and Daisei Fukuoka and written by Makoto Uezu, with animation by studio Lerche.[1] Character designs for the series are produced by Nozomi Kawano, and Masato Kōda is composing the series' music.[2] The opening theme song is "Utopia" by 04 Limited Sazabys.[4] The ending theme song is "Radiant" by Polkadot Stingray.[5]

Release[edit]

The 21-episode series premiered on NHK Educational TV in October 6, 2018.[2][4] The series will be simulcast by Crunchyroll,[6] with Funimation streaming the simuldub.[7]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"The Young Sorcerer -Seth-"
"Mahōtsukai no shōnen -Seth-" (魔法使いの少年 -Seth-)
October 6, 2018
2"True Courage -Bravery-"
"Hontō no yūki -Bravery-" (本当の勇気 -Bravery-)
October 13, 2018
3"Day of Departure -Alma-"
"Tabidachinohi -Alma-" (旅立ちの日 -Alma-)
October 20, 2018
4"A Meeting in the Sky -Encounter-"
"Ōzora no deai -Encounter-" (大空の出会い -Encounter-)
October 27, 2018
5"A Paradise of Wisdom and Hope -Artemis-"
"Eichi to kibō no rakuen -Artemis-" (英知と希望の楽園 -Artemis-)
November 3, 2018
6"Drops of Friendship -Melie-"
"Yūjō no shizuku -Melie-" (友情の雫 -Mélie-)
November 10, 2018
7"The Sewer Dweller -Monster-"
"Chika suidō ni hisomu mono -Monster-" (地下水道に潜む者 -Monster-)
TBA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pineda, Rafael Antonio (January 31, 2018). "French Fantasy Comic Radiant Gets NHK Educational TV Anime in October". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Loo, Egan (March 21, 2018). "Radiant Fantasy TV Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, Video, Episode Count". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Funimaton. "Funimation Fall 2018 Simuldub Lineup". www.funimation.com. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 31, 2018). "Radiant Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Song Artist, October 6 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (September 4, 2018). "Radiant Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Ending Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 5, 2018). "Crunchyroll Announces RErideD, Double Decker, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Radiant Anime for Fall". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Funimation Adds Ulysses, Goblin Slayer, Senran Kagura, Radiant Anime to Fall Season Dub Lineup". Anime News Network. September 25, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

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