Sacred Seven

Last updated
Sacred Seven
Sacred Seven, Vol 1 DVD Cover.jpg
Cover of the first DVD volume.
セイクリッドセブン
(Seikuriddo Sebun)
Genre Action, Science fiction
Anime television series
Directed byYoshimitsu Ohashi
Written byShin Yoshida
Music by Toshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
Original network MBS, TV Kanagawa, TV Aichi, Tokyo MX, Teletama
Original run July 3, 2011 September 18, 2011
Episodes12
Manga
Written byHajime Yatate (original)
Illustrated byKyotaro Azuma
Published by Kodansha
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius
Demographic Shōnen
Original runJuly 26, 2011 [1] August 25, 2012 [2]
Volumes4 [3]
Anime film
Sacred Seven: Shirogane no Tsubasa
Directed byYoshimitsu Ohashi
StudioSunrise
ReleasedJanuary 7, 2012
Runtime60 minutes
Wikipe-tan face.svg   Anime and mangaportal

Sacred Seven (セイクリッドセブン, Seikuriddo Sebun), is a 2011 Japanese science fiction anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Yoshimitsu Ohashi. Script supervisor is Shin Yoshida with mechanical designs by Ippei Gyōbu. [4] The series began broadcasting in Japan starting July 3, 2011 on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and later will be rebroadcast by TV Kanagawa, TV Aichi, Tokyo MX, and Teletama. The anime was originally licensed by Bandai Entertainment for streaming, but they shut down in 2012. Following the 2012 closure of Bandai Entertainment, Sunrise announced at Otakon 2013, that Sentai Filmworks has rescued Sacred Seven, along with a handful of other former BEI titles. [5]

Contents

Plot

Alma Tandōji lives a lonely and solitary life in a certain port city within the Kantō region. One day, he is approached by Aiba Ruri who asks for his help, for the power of the Sacred Seven which resides within Alma. However, Alma turns her away. In the past, Alma had hurt people with that power. Since that moment, he had foresworn it. But when the peaceful city is attacked by a monster, Alma reluctantly decides to use the Sacred Seven. However, his powers go berserk and the situation becomes even more dire. At that moment, Ruri comes to his aid by inserting a sacred stone made using her jewel necklace and transform him to his true form.

Characters

Alma Tandōji (丹童子 アルマ, Tandōji Aruma)
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima
The main protagonist of Sacred Seven. He was born with the power of Sacred Seven from his mother's exposure. A few years ago before the series, he lost control of his powers and harmed a lot of people. Therefore, he has been living in solitude ever since. Alma can only control his true powers if Ruri inserts a special Lightstone in him. He has access to all seven powers (hence the name 'Sacred Seven'). It has also been stated that he has the highest level of Sacred Seven that even surpasses Kijima. Alma used to have a crystal that belonged to his mother that was supposed to suppress his powers, but it was thrown into the river by a bully which caused the incident. He has been looking for it ever since, hence developed a habit of looking for rocks. He became a member of the Geology Club at the same time Kagami and Ruri did. In episode 11, it was revealed that Kenmi caused the incident to test Alma's powers. Also the revelation that he met Ruri when he was little and realizes how important she is to him.
Ruri Aiba (藍羽ルリ, Aiba Ruri)
Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima
The main heroine of Sacred Seven. She is the daughter of a billionaire noble family who were killed by a Darkstone. She created Aiba Foundation to combat against the Darkstones. She is a Lightstone that has the ability to turn a gem into a Lightstone and insert it into Alma to control his true powers. She became the chairman of Alma's school (where she heavily renovated the school) and a member of the Geology Club to keep in contact with Alma. She has a twin sister named Aoi who also survived the Darkstone aftermath, but was crystallized. Her whole foundation is occupied with female maids. She has feelings for Alma which is shown throughout the series.
Aoi Aiba (藍羽葵, Aiba Aoi)
Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi
Ruri's sister, she had protected herself with a Crystal like stone when Kenmi killed her parents, since then she had been sleeping inside this crystal. It seems she has feelings for Kagami. In episode 12 she is shown her waking up and alive.
Makoto Kagami (鏡誠, Kagami Makoto)
Voiced by: Miyu Irino
Ruri's personal butler and field commander for the Aiba Foundation. At 18, he graduated from Harvard and is enrolled in Alma's school for his convenience. He became class president and a member of the Geology Club when he enrolled. He has his own personal mech to fight Darkstones called the Engagement Suit.
Wakana Ito (伊藤若菜, Itō Wakana)
Voiced by: Kanae Itō
A childhood friend of Alma after the incident. She is the only person that is not afraid of Alma despite the rumors. She's the head of the Geology Club. She has an obsession of finding good rocks, a trait that she passed on to Alma.
Naito Kijima
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
He is the main rival and sub-antagonist of Alma. He is the same being as Alma except that he overuses his power, causing his condition to deteriorate unless it is treated with a vaccine. He can alter objects around his surroundings and Darkstones into his weapons. He truly wants to be free even if he has to fight the Aiba Foundation for it. He has a bitter grudge against his former superior, Kenmi. He considers Alma as a higher class than himself. His companion, Fei, takes care of him.
Fei Lau Zui
Voiced by: Iori Nomizu
Another lightstone like Ruri who escaped with Kijima from Kenmi. She uses her blood to create vaccines for Kijima due to the overuse of his powers. She had a brother named Zero who lost control of himself, until she and Kijima saved his sanity. However, her brother was killed by Kenmi shortly after, causing Fei to go on a rampage. According to the anime's official Twitter account, Fei was designated male at birth. She's like an 11-year-old child and she talks about herself with male pronouns.
Doctor Kenmi
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi
The main antagonist of the series. He is a scientist for a private organization, Kenmi Group, that researches the capabilities of Sacred Seven. He was the one that experimented on Naito and was his former superior. He created a way to utilize the Sacred Seven power with an artificial crystal. However, its powers are limited to a certain extent. After Alma and Ruri's confrontation with Naito, it is revealed that he's performing illegal experiments on humans with the Seven's powers in secret. In episode 11, it was revealed that he caused the incident with Alma. With Zero's lightstone, he was able to become stronger. His armor is called Cyclops.
Arakune (also known as SP)
Voiced by: Ai Takabe
Kenmi's personal secretary and possesses an artificial crystal to transform into an armor called Rabbit. She has a tendency to complain due to her lackadaisical nature and behaves in a manner akin to a child, however she is a very skilled operative. This is demonstrated aptly in her encounters with Naito, who she has fought to standstill on two separate occasions.
Hung Lau
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima
Fei's older brother and another Darkstone victim of Kenmi. He was the one responsible for the death of Ruri's parents and Kagami Sr. Kenmi altered body with armor and try to control his mind, which was unsuccessful at points, and turned him in to the Darkstone monster Zero, an armored fiery melting Balrog of ash. In episode 11, Fei cured him, only to be killed by Kenmi.

Other Darkstones

The Darkstones are creatures that base their bodies based on various mythological figures. In episode 10 it is revealed that they were formed from hearts sacrificed to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.

Media

CDs

The music for Sacred Seven is composed by Toshihiko Sahashi. An original studio album, Hand Made Soulmate (はんどめいど☆そうるめいと, Hando Meido Sourumeito), was released July 20, 2011. The album features eight songs all which are sung by Aiba Maid Group S7 (藍羽メイド隊S7, Aiba Meido-tai S7). [6] The album was released on October 5, 2011, Flying Dog will release the soundtrack for the series titled Sacred Seven Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack includes the TV version of the opening and ending theme song, as well as insert songs and background music. [7] A drama character album was released on September 7, 2011, titled Fragment of S7 Alma Tandouji × Ruri Aiba, which features songs sung by Alma Tandouji (Takuma Terashima) and Ruri Aiba (Megumi Nakajima) and a short audio drama. [8] On October 5, another drama character album will be released featuring Makoto Kagami (Miyu Irino) and Aiba Maid Tai S7. [9]

The anime's opening theme song, "stone cold", was performed by FictionJunction. It reached number 16 on the Oricon charts. [10]

Episode list

No. Title Original air date [11]
01"Awakening of the Stone"
"Ishi no Mezame" (イシの目覚め)
July 3, 2011 (2011-07-03)
A massive stone abomination is seen destroying a ship off the coast of a Japanese city. The event is witnessed from afar by a young man named Alma Tandoji, who goes into violent convulsions after being exposed to a mysterious light. Later that day, after some odd events at school Alma is approached by a young girl named Ruri. She begs Alma to help her stop the creature that tore up the ship and others like it, calling them "Dark Stones". However, when her butler begins revealing the info he has on Alma he snaps. In particular it was revealed at the age of 14, Alma was attacked by a group of thugs looking to make a victim of him. However, Alma snapped and brutally beat them all to near-death states requiring an eight month recovery for each victim. For this reason he was suspended for a number of years. Alma promptly scares off Ruri and her butler with his sheer power after this is revealed. Meanwhile, the abomination from before begins attacking the city. Alma decides to investigate when he realizes the creature is making his way towards the location of a young woman who had invited him to go on a trip to a museum (which he planned to decline). Alma tracks down the beast and encounters it just as it is about to devour Ruri. In a fit of rage, Alma yanks the Dark Stone off Ruri and transforms into a Dark Stone himself. Violently, Alma begins beating the creature to death, even throwing it clean over several city blocks. As he finishes killing the creature, Ruri's butler shows and attempts to execute the "uncontrollable" Alma. However Ruri defends him and attempts to reason with Alma. Nearly being beaten in the process, Ruri succeeds and gets Alma to undo his form. Unfortunately the other head of the beast that Alma destroyed tracks down and devours a precious gem giving it vast amounts of power while Alma was preoccupied. This leads Ruri to perform an unusual ritual causing Alma's power to activate in a different form. Using his newfound power, Alma destroys the second head.
02"Ruri's Sky-Blue Bond"
"Ruri-iro no Kizuna" (ルリ色の絆)
July 10, 2011 (2011-07-10)
Kagami reveals to Alma the reason why Ruri fights the Darkstones. Wakana reveals how she first met Alma. Meanwhile, a Darkstone carried by the US Army creates a storm in the Pacific Ocean to cause havoc and is heading to Japan.
03"Crazy Night"
"Kureijī Naito" (クレイジーナイト)
July 17, 2011 (2011-07-17)
Ruri returns from London after buying a fine grade gemstone for Alma to use. During trip a routine trip home, she and her convoy is attacked by Naito, the one who caused the Darkstone incidents. Kenmi reveals his reasons of his research on the Sacred Seven and information on his history on Naito.
04"Oni at the School Festival"
"Gakuen-sai no Oni" (学園祭のオニ)
July 24, 2011 (2011-07-24)
Ruri and Alma participate for the school fair. However, things turn worse when a few of Naito's Darkstone snakes cause problems. Wakana converses with Ruri to know her a little more.
05"The Mirror in Kagami's Heart"
"Kokoro no Kagami" (心のカガミ)
July 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)
Tandoji and the Geology Club went to a camp. There, Kagami and Tandoji found a darkstone and informed Ruri about it. They managed to defeat it without the geology club members knowing.
06"One More Night, One More Naito"
"Wan Moa Naito" (ワンモアナイト)
August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07)
Ruri invites Alma to eat lunch with her. Alma feels very annoyed by Ruri. Naito kidnapped Ruri to get a serum that will help him control the darkstone in him.
07"A Dark Side of the Truth"
"Shinjitsu no Yoshiashi" (真実のヨシアシ)
August 14, 2011 (2011-08-14)
Alma and Ruri hears the dark truth of Kenmi's so-called research from Naito.
08"With All My Heart"
"Magokoro o Komete" (マゴコロを込めて)
August 21, 2011 (2011-08-21)
Confused as to whose side tells the truth, Ruri and Alma reflects on how they've become ignorant with what's really happening. Kagami visits an old acquaintance to look for further evidence concerning Kenmi's research facility, he was advised about the danger of trying to investigate Kenmi as he can eliminate them if they tried to get into his way. Ruri visits Alma in his house and asked him to form a contract but Alma rejects it, Seeing the relationship between the two in turmoil, A partially fixed Hellbrick asked the two to go to Kamakura to retrieve a stone needed to completely fix him or he will die within 3 days but for the stone to glow Ruri and Alma must join hands. The two went to a ramen shop and conflict arises when Ruri becomes frustrated of Alma's carefree attitude, Ruri finally manages to tell Alma her worries which later cools down the tension. Alma proceeds to take Ruri to his hometown where he used to live with his mother and has told her the pain he endured as a result of having his powers, Ruri told him their prior meeting when they were young after Alma saved her from a falling construction material on their school which he no longer remember. With the stone still not glowing, the two spent their time on the beach and then went back to Ruri's Mansion only to find out that Hellbrick has already been fixed and that the date was just set to improve their relationship.
09"The Soul of a Rolling Stone"
"Tenseki Suruishi" (転石するイシ)
August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29)
10"Memory of Aoi"
"Aoi Kioku" (アオイ記憶)
September 3, 2011 (2011-09-03)
Ruri's sister is released from her crystal shell in a false death state. Ruri explained what happened to Aoi 5 years ago on Christmas to Alma.
11"Kenmi's Sharpened Blade"
"Toga Reta Yaiba" (研がれたヤイバ)
September 10, 2011 (2011-09-10)
Ruri was taken in to custody by Kenmi. Alma, Kagami and the entire Aiba Foundation declared war against Kenmi Group and rescued Ruri. Naito and Fei plans to use the vaccine on Zero to retain his mind and control over his Darkstone powers.
12"Sacred Seven"
"Seikuriddo Sebun" (セイクリッドセブン)
September 17, 2011 (2011-09-17)

Related Research Articles

<i>Birdy the Mighty</i> Manga by Masami Yuki

Birdy the Mighty is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Yuki. His initial attempt with the story ran in Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday Zōkan from 1985 to 1988. In 1996, the story was made into a four-part original video animation (OVA) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The character designer and animation director for the series was Kumiko Takahashi. In 2003, Yuki began the second serialization under the title Birdy the Mighty Evolution in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday, later continued in Big Comic Spirits, and finished in 2012.

<i>Tokyo Underground</i> Japanese manga series

Tokyo Underground is a Japanese manga series by Akinobu Uraku and published by Square Enix. It was adapted into an anime television series by Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from April to September 2002. The anime series was released on DVD by Geneon Entertainment in North America and released by Manga Entertainment in the UK and by Tokyo Night Train in Australia. It aired in Canada on the digital channel G4techTV, starting on July 22, 2007. It was also aired on ABS-CBN and Hero TV in the Philippines and Adult Swim in Australia.

Erino Hazuki is a Japanese voice actress who works for Aksent. On February 24, 2014, she announced that she had been married around December 2013.

<i>Getsumento Heiki Mina</i>

Getsumento Heiki Mina was a fictitious anime which appeared in the television miniseries Densha Otoko. In the same manner as Kujibiki Unbalance, an anime that began as a fictitious anime/manga within the anime/manga Genshiken, it has been adapted into a television series, which itself was later adapted into a manga series. Originally conceptualized by Kazuya Tsurumaki, the 11-episode series was produced by Gonzo, Fuji TV, Pony Canyon and GDH and directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi, with Junki Takegami handling series composition, okama and Takashi Kumazen designing the characters and Kousuke Yamashita composing the music. The anime first aired on January 13, 2007 on Fuji TV and ran until March 24, 2007.

<i>Sasami: Magical Girls Club</i>

Sasami: Magical Girls Club is a magical girl anime which features the rather familiar likenesses of Sasami and other characters of the Tenchi Muyo! franchise, specifically those of Pretty Sammy. However, this series is not in the same continuity as the Pretty Sammy anime titles. The animation style is different and the story is set in an alternate universe.

<i>Negima!?</i> 2006 Japanese manga and anime series

Negima!? is an anime television series created by Shaft. It is an alternate retelling of the Negima! Magister Negi Magi series. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, it aired from October 4, 2006 to March 28, 2007 in Japan. The anime was accompanied by a monthly manga series by Takuya Fujima called Negima!? neo. Both series feature the same characters and locations. This new season aired on TV Tokyo's late afternoon time slot rather than on late nights, like the original anime series did.

<i>Lovely Idol</i>

Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~ is the title of a Japanese series which focuses on a group of young girls who are striving to become famous Japanese idols.

Saki Fujita is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo. She sang the ending theme to the anime Tokimeki Memorial Only Love, "Kiseki no Kakera", (奇跡のかけら) along with Yuki Makishima and Yukako Yoshikawa as well as the opening songs for Working!!Someone Else, Coolish Walk, Now!!!Gamble with Kana Asumi and Eri Kitamura. She is best known for voicing Akagi in Kantai Collection and Yukari Kotozume/Cure Macaron in Kirakira PreCure a la Mode, as well as for sampling her voice for Crypton Future Media's Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku.

VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire is a Japanese manga, and anime television series, it is the sequel to NG Knight Lamune & 40. The character designer for the series was Tsukasa Kotobuki, noted for Saber Marionette. The show lasted for 26 episodes; the story of which follows the adventures of Baba Lamunade, the son of Baba Lamune. A sequel OVA was created and titled VS Knight Lamune & 40 FRESH and it follows the adventures of Cacao and Parfait, holy virgins, in their search and rescue mission of the 4th Warrior Ramunes, given to them by the apparent head of their religious order, Master Follower. The anime is licensed in North America by Discotek Media on December 2, 2019 and can be watched on Crunchyroll.

<i>Big Windup!</i>

Big Windup!, often shortened to just Ōfuri (おお振り), is a Japanese baseball-themed manga series written and illustrated by Asa Higuchi, serialized in Kodansha's monthly seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon since September 2003.

<i>Kodomo no Jikan</i> Japanese manga and anime series

Kodomo no Jikan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kaworu Watashiya. The story revolves around a grade school teacher named Daisuke Aoki, whose main problem is that one of his students, Rin Kokonoe, has a crush on him. It was serialized between May 2005 and April 2013 in Futabasha's Comic High! magazine and is compiled in 13 volumes. At one time, an English-language version of the manga was licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for distribution in North America under the title Nymphet, but they ultimately decided not to publish it due to controversies over its content. It was then relicensed by Digital Manga, who released the series in English through e-book.

<i>Corpse Princess</i> Japanese manga series and its anime adaptation

Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers on the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is hunting down 108 undead corpses in order to gain entry into heaven with the help of a secret society of anti-corpse Buddhist monks.

Iori Nomizu is a Japanese actress who provides voices for anime television series and video games. She is affiliated with Production Ace. In anime shows, she voiced Yoshino Himekawa in Date A Live, Nymph in Heaven's Lost Property, Rinko Kuzaki in Omamori Himari, Haruna in Is This a Zombie?, Mirai Andou in A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Inaho Kushiya in Maken-ki!, Funco in Upotte!!, and Yui Nanase in Go! Princess PreCure. In video games, she voices Celica A. Mercury in the BlazBlue series.

<i>A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives</i>

A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives is a Japanese light novel series by Takaya Kagami, with illustrations by Japanese-Brazilian illustrator Yū Kamiya. The series includes 13 novels published by Fujimi Shobo between November 2008 and December 2013. The series also has a spin-off series, Kurenai Gekkō no Seitokaishitsu, which has five volumes since February 2010. A manga adaptation by Shiori Asahina started serialization in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age on October 9, 2009. A 12-episode anime adaptation aired between July and September 2011.

<i>Magical Warfare</i> Japanese light novel series

Magical Warfare is a Japanese light novel series written by Hisashi Suzuki and illustrated by Lunalia. Twelve volumes have been published by Media Factory since November 25, 2011 under their MF Bunko J label. A manga adaptation by You Ibuki started serialization in the manga magazine Monthly Comic Gene on April 15, 2013 and Kadokawa made the English digital volumes available on BookWalker on October 29, 2015. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Madhouse originally aired between January 9 and March 27, 2014.

<i>Aquarion Logos</i> Anime television series

Aquarion Logos is an anime series produced by Satelight, and the third in the Aquarion franchise, after Genesis of Aquarion and Aquarion Evol, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The series is directed by Eiichi Sato, with character designs by Takeshi Mamezuka. The series' opening theme was composed by Yoko Kanno and performed by May'n. The series began airing in July 2015. In North America, Funimation simulcasted the anime as it aired in Japan. The series was added to the Crunchyroll catalog on June 15, 2017. This series follows an entirely new storyline, unrelated to the previous entries in the franchise.

<i>Tsugumomo</i> Japanese manga series

Tsugumomo is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Hamada, started in 2007. Two volumes of the series were published in English by the now-defunct JManga service between August 2011 and March 2012. An anime television series adaptation aired from April to June 2017. A second season premiered on April 4, 2020.

<i>Alice & Zoroku</i> Japanese manga series

Alice & Zoroku is a Japanese manga series by Tetsuya Imai. It began serialization from December 2012 in Tokuma Shoten's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Ryū. It has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes. The manga won the Japan Media Arts Festival's New Face Award in 2013. An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff aired from April to June 2017.

References

  1. シリウスでアニメ「セイクリッドセブン」がコミカライズ. Natalie (in Japanese). July 26, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  2. 月刊少年シリウス 2012年10月号. Neowing (in Japanese). Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  3. セイクリッドセブン(4) <完> (in Japanese). Kodansha . Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  4. "Sunrise Makes Sacred Seven School Battle Action Project". Anime News Network. December 28, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  5. "Sentai Filmworks Adds Sacred Seven, The Big O, Kurokami the Animation, More". Anime News Network. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  6. "TVアニメーション「セイクリッドセブン」オリジナルメイドアルバム はんどめいど☆そうるめいと』" [TV Animation "Sacred Seven" Original Maid Album Hand Made Song Made]. Amazon.jp . Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  7. "TVアニメーション「セイクリッドセブン」オリジナルサウンドトラック" [TV Animation "Sacred Seven" Original Soundtrack]. HMV Japan . Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  8. "TVアニメーション「セイクリッドセブン」ドラマ・キャラクターアルバムI Fragment of S7 丹童子アルマ×藍羽ルリ" [TV Animation "Sacred Seven" Drama Character Album I Fragment of S7 Alma Tandouji × Ruri Aiba]. HMV Japan . Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  9. "TVアニメーション「セイクリッドセブン」ドラマ・キャラクターアルバム II Fragment of S7 鏡誠×藍羽メイド隊S7" [TV Animation "Sacred Seven" Drama Character Album II Fragment of S7 Makoto Kagami × Aiba Maid Tai S7]. HMV Japan . Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  10. https://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/198195/products/921294/1/
  11. セイクリッドセブン. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs . Retrieved April 11, 2015.