Visual Prison

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Visual Prison
Visual Prison.png
Key visual
ヴィジュアルプリズン
(Vijuaru Purizun)
GenreSupernatural, Music
Created byNoriyasu Agematsu (Elements Garden)
Anime television series
Directed byJouji Furuta (Chief)
Tomoya Tanaka
Produced by
  • Hideo Itou
  • Shuko Yokoyama
Written byYukie Sugawara
Music byElements Garden
StudioA-1 Pictures
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkTokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, ABC TV, Mētele, WOWOW
Original run October 9, 2021 December 25, 2021
Episodes12 (List of episodes)

Visual Prison (Japanese: ヴィジュアルプリズン, Hepburn: Vijuaru Purizun) is an original Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures. The series aired from October to December 2021.

Premise[edit]

In the story, vampires masquerade as visual kei musicians. Once a year, they gather together in Harajuku at an event known as "Visual Prison". When Ange Yuki travels to Harajuku to see his favorite act, he witnesses a musical battle between the bands Eclipse and Lost Eden.[1]

Characters[edit]

Oz[edit]

Ange Yuki (結希アンジュ, Yuki Anju)
Voiced by: Shōya Chiba[2]
Guiltia Brion (ギルティア・ブリオン, Girutia Burion)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa[2]
Eve Louise (イヴ・ルイーズ, Ivu Ruīzu)
Voiced by: Hiroki Nanami[2]
Robin Laffite (ロビン・ラフィット, Robin Rafitto)
Voiced by: Shun Horie[2]

Lost Eden[edit]

Saga Latour (サガ・ラトゥール, Saga Ratoūru)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[2]
Mist Flaive (ミスト・フレーヴ, Misuto Furēvu)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki[2]
Veuve Elizabeth (ヴーヴ・エリザベス, Vūvu Erizabesu)
Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka[2]
Jack Mouton (ジャック・ムートン, Jakku Mūton)
Voiced by: Shōgo Yano[2]

Eclipse[edit]

Dmitri Romanee (ディミトリ・ロマネ, Dimitori Romane)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda[2]
Hyde Jayer (ハイド・ジャイエ, Haido Jaie)
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi[2]

Mascot[edit]

Panya (パンニャ, Pannya)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita[1]
Despite his color and name, Panya is in fact, a cat. He lives around Harajuku.

Production and release[edit]

Visual Prison official logo

The anime project was announced during Aniplex's panel at AnimeJapan 2021. The series is created by Noriyasu Agematsu and animated by A-1 Pictures. Elements Garden composes the series' music, while Ikumi Katagiri takes charge of the original character designs. Tomoya Tanaka is directing the series, with Jouji Furuta serving as chief director, Yukie Sugawara penning the series' scripts, and Minako Shiba designing the characters.[3] It aired from October 9 to December 25, 2021 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[4][2] The band Oz performed the series' opening theme song "Zankoku Shangri-la", while the band Lost Eden performed the series' ending theme song "Bloody Kiss".[1] Funimation licensed the series outside of Asia.[5]

Episode list[edit]

No.Title [6][7]Directed by [6]Written by [6]Storyboarded by [6]Original air date [8]
1"Guilty Cross"
Transcription: "Giruti † Kurosu" (Japanese: ギルティ†クロス)
Tsuyoshi TobitaYukie SugawaraTakeshi FurutaOctober 9, 2021 (2021-10-09)
2"Charme's Metempsychosis"
Transcription: "Sharumu no Rinne" (Japanese: シャルムの輪廻)
Aya IkedaYukie SugawaraTomoya TanakaOctober 16, 2021 (2021-10-16)
3"AI=ZO"Yuki WatanabeYukie SugawaraShinichi OmataOctober 23, 2021 (2021-10-23)
4"Nemesis"Takayuki KikuchiHitomi Ogawa, Yukie SugawaraTakayuki KikuchiOctober 30, 2021 (2021-10-30)
5"Wing with wind"Takahiro TanakaYukie SugawaraKagetsu AizawaNovember 6, 2021 (2021-11-06)
6"Shangri-La of Cruelty"
Transcription: "Zankoku Shangurira" (Japanese: 残酷シャングリラ)
Kudaka WakaboriDaisuke WatanabeToshinori WatanabeNovember 13, 2021 (2021-11-13)
7"My Principal"Tsuyoshi TobitaDaisuke WatanabeTsuyoshi TobitaNovember 20, 2021 (2021-11-20)
8"Galaxy Tiara"
Transcription: "Ginga Tiara" (Japanese: 銀河ティアラ)
Yuki WatanabeYukie Sugawara, Daisuke WatanabeKagetsu AizawaNovember 27, 2021 (2021-11-27)
9"ROYAL CROWN"Aya IkedaYukie SugawaraAya IkedaDecember 4, 2021 (2021-12-04)
10"K or K"Mizu WatanabeYukie SugawaraTomoyuki MunehiroDecember 11, 2021 (2021-12-11)
11"SKY"Shōtarō KitamuraYukie SugawaraShōtarō KitamuraDecember 18, 2021 (2021-12-18)
12"ANGELIST"Aya IkedaYukie SugawaraTomoya TanakaDecember 25, 2021 (2021-12-25)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 8, 2021). "Vampire Visual Kei Anime Visual Prison Casts Tomokazu Sugita, Reveals Song Info". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 26, 2021). "Aniplex Reveals Visual Prison Visual Kei TV Anime With Symphogear's Noriyasu Agematsu". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 12, 2021). "Visual Prison Visual Kei TV Anime With Uta no Prince-sama's Noriyasu Agematsu Unveils More Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 20, 2021). "Vampire Visual Kei Anime Visual Prison Premieres on October 8". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  5. ^ Hazra, Adriana (October 5, 2021). "Funimation Streams Jujutsu Kaisen, Kaginado, Visual Prison Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d "Sutōrī | Terebi Anime "Vijuaru Purizun" Kōshiki Saito" STORY | TVアニメ「ヴィジュアルプリズン」公式サイト [Story | TV Anime "Visual Prison" Official Website]. visualprison.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 1, 2021. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "VISUAL PRISON | Watch on Funimation". Funimation. Archived from the original on October 8, 2021. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  8. ^ "On'ea|"Vijuaru Purizun" Kōshiki Saito" ONAIR|「ヴィジュアルプリズン」公式サイト [On Air|"Visual Prison" Official Website]. visualprison.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 20, 2021. Retrieved August 20, 2021.

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