We would love to get a good dollop of vampire hunting stories any day! MARS RED is a highly-anticipated new historical vampire anime series that premiered a while back in Japan. International rock band Wagakki Band released the animated video version of ARIA OF LIFE across streaming platforms today. This song’s lyrics showcase the essence of vampires and it reflects the anime’s unique theme.
Wagakki Band is well known for performing Japanese pop music with traditional instruments. You will find the featured song hopeful and dreamy, with an essence of Japan for the international fans.
“ARIA OF LIFE” by Wagakki Band
The band’s original video of ARIA OF LIFE gained over 1 million views in a very short period of time. The animated version of the song just aired today. In this video, you will see a sneak peek into the future of anime. The MV is created especially as a collaboration of music and anime that complement each other with a great fabricated realistic effect.
ARIA OF LIFE – Music Video
If you missed the trailer for MARS RED featuring ARIA OF LIFE, you can sink your teeth into it below. We hope you’ll enjoy the animation as well as the unique art style.
MARS RED- Most interesting historical vampire anime of recent times
Mars Red is an anime series is based in 1923, Japan. The trailer gives us a brief glimpse of opulent architecture and fashion, which is a hallmark of the era. The existence of vampires in such a unique setup is something you should watch out for. In fact, we couldn’t miss the fact that vampires posed such a threat to society that a government-sanctioned agency was created to capture them.
‘MARS RED’ is written by Bun-O Fujisawa who is a popular person in the world of music recitation drama. The horror historical anime is based on a stage play, which later received a manga adaptation.
Kemuri Karakara is the character illustrator of this anime (‘Donten ni Warau-Laughing under the cloud ‘and ‘Rengou ni Warau’). Series composition and the screenplay was done by Junichi Fujisaku (screenplay of ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’ and director, series composition, direction, and screenplay of ‘Blood+’)
In the story, we follow Maeda Yoshinobu who is asked to come back to active duty to tackle vampires in Japan. With the end of WWI as a background where rapid social and technological changes were rampant, Maeda must investigate the increase of vampiric activity and the new, mysterious artificial blood source known as Ascra.
The ’16th Special Force’, is called ‘Code Zero’. They are a unit formed against vampires by the Japanese government in the Taisho era. This TV anime is on air on Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TOKYO MX, and it is available for watching worldwide through Bilibili and Funimation.
MARS RED TEAM
Shutaro Kurusu（CV：Tasuku Hatanaka）
Written by Bun-O Fujisawa
Directed by Kohei Hatano
Series composition and screenplay by Junichi Fujisaku
(screenplay of ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’ and director,
series composition, direction, and screenplay of ‘Blood+’)
Character draft by Kemuri Karakara
(‘Donten ni Warau-Laughing under the cloud ‘ ‘Rengou ni Warau’)
Character design by Yukari Takeuchi
(Character design of ‘ Norn +Nonetto’, director of the every
story of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’
Design works: Daisuke Niizuma / Setta
Art Director: Hiroshi Kato (Totonyan) / Hirofumi Sakagami (Totonyan）
Color design: Mitsuko Sekimoto
Director of photography：Hidenori Manaka (J.C.STAFF）
CG Director：Takuji Goto（Tri- Slash）
Music Director：Bun-O Fujisawa
Direction chief：Shinya Sadamitsu
|Official WagakkiBand site|
WagakkiBand YouTube Channel
|Project Fan club|
You can join this fan club for ’MARS RED Project’ called ‘16th Special Force’
for free through their e-mail magazine, from the official anime site/ project site.
You will be given a member number and ID.
Once you are a member, you will receive priority treatment including
special offers and all the latest information!
Who would have thought that a show about vampire hunting in Japan in the 1920s would be so emotional and aesthetically pleasing?