Cross Ange

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Cross Ange:
Rondo of Angel and Dragon
Cover of Cross Ange Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first Cross Ange Blu-ray and DVD volume.
クロスアンジュ 天使と竜の輪舞
(Kurosu Anju Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo)
Genre Drama, mecha [1]
Created by Sunrise
Manga
Illustrated byKenjirō Takeshita
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace
MagazineComicWalker
Demographic Shōnen
Original runAugust 3, 2014June 28, 2015
Volumes3
Anime television series
Directed byYoshiharu Ashino
Produced by Mitsuo Fukuda
Written byTatsuto Higuchi
Music by Akiko Shikata
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
Original network Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11, AT-X
English network
Original run October 5, 2014 March 29, 2015
Episodes25 (List of episodes)
Manga
Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Ecole
Illustrated byOsaji
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace
MagazineComicWalker
Demographic Shōnen
Original runOctober 5, 2014March 29, 2015
Volumes2
Game
Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr.
Developer Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre Action
Platform PlayStation Vita
Released
  • JP: May 28, 2015
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Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon (Japanese: クロスアンジュ 天使と竜の輪舞, Hepburn: Kurosu Anju Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo), also known as simply Cross Ange, is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise that aired from October 2014 to March 2015. A manga adaptation began publication in August 2014.

Contents

Plot

Through the development of groundbreaking information transfer and material generation technology called "Mana", various problems, such as pollution and war have disappeared, and days of peace have arrived in the world. However, the people who receive the benefit of the Mana live in a false peace. Those who cannot use the Mana, referred to by the derogatory term "Norma", who are seen as an opposition to the structures of society, live in oppression. Because this is the norm, the people who use Mana do not question it.

The first princess of the Misurugi Empire, Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi, was convinced of the belief of exterminating the Norma. But on the day she turned 16, and was baptised, her elder brother, Julio, exposed her as a Norma to the public. Angelise, bewildered by the revelation that she herself was a Norma all along, turns into a target of hate by the people in the blink of an eye and is exiled to Arzenal, an isolated military base where Norma are conscripted into service against their will to fight interdimensional creatures known as DRAGONs, and starts her new life as the Norma soldier named Ange.

As she struggles to adjust to her new identity, Ange's now stormy life takes one surprising turn after another as she embarks on a personal quest to correct the world she lives in, all while learning there may be a bigger conspiracy involving the DRAGONs, the world she lives in, and mana itself.

Media

Manga

A manga adaptation drawn by Kenjirō Takeshita was published between August 3, 2014 and June 28, 2015 on Kadokawa Shoten's ComicWalker website [3] and collected in three volumes.

A light-hearted high-school-themed 4koma parody manga Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Ecole drawn by Osaji was published on ComicWalker between October 5, 2014 and March 29, 2015. Each strip followed an anime episode. The manga was compiled in two volumes.

Anime

The anime series is produced by Sunrise and aired between October 5, 2014 and March 29, 2015 on Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11. [4] [5] The first opening theme is " Kindan no Resistance " (禁断のレジスタンス, Kindan no Rejisutansu, lit. "Forbidden Resistance") by Nana Mizuki, and the first ending theme is "Rinrei" (凛麗, lit. "Cold Beauty") by Eri Kitamura. [6] The second opening theme is "Shinjitsu no Mokushiroku" (真実の黙示録, lit. "Apocalypse of Truth" or "Revelations of Reality") by Yoko Takahashi, and the second ending theme is "Shūmatsu no Love Song" (終末のラブソング, Shūmatsu no Rabu Songu, lit. "Love Song of the End") by Mizuki. The insert song featured in episodes five, nine, and twenty-two is "Necessary" by Mizuki.

The series was licensed by Sentai Filmworks for a digital and home media release in North America. [7] Madman Entertainment also licensed the series for streaming in Australia and New Zealand. [8] The series was picked up by Crunchyroll for streaming in North America and other select parts of the world. [9]

Video games

An action shooter game for the PlayStation Vita titled Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons tr. was released on May 28, 2015. [10] [11] The player character is Naomi. Who's died in anime version before Ange arrives in Arzenal. This game features multiple endings depending on player choices. Cross Ange was included in Super Robot Wars V and Super Robot Wars X crossover games.

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