MAPPA may now be a thing only for big names, but in the past they played with very interesting IPs
If one talks about MAPPA Nowadays it only makes you drop big names from the manga and anime industry: what if “Jujutsu Kaisen“, yes “Shingeki no Kyojin“, yes “Chainsaw Man“…the company is a parade of great IPs, and also of problematic productions. But before all this, both the great successes and the bad fame, the truth is that the studio was already a prominent name in the industry And precisely One of the franchises that helped make MAPPA known (among others) was “Rage of Bahamut.”
Rage of Bahamut Official Trailer
Before going on to get heavy with the plot and other aspects of the “Rage of Bahamut” anime, I prefer to leave you with a trailer so that you can appreciate the magnificent work that MAPPA was doing back then:
What is Rage of Bahamut about?
To begin with, this anime is about a project for which MAPPA adapted as an anime a very successful mobile video game (of the same name) from the company Cygameswho may also be familiar to you from other IPs such as “Granblue Fantasy”.
Having said that, the history that MAPPA presented regarding the “Rage of Bahamut” anime was the following:
“Thousands of years ago, the fearsome ancient dragon Bahamut unleashed chaos on the land of Mistarcia, a world in which gods and demons live among humanity. Thus, everyone joined forces to prevent the destruction of the world, managing to seal Bahamut and agreeing to divide the key that kept him prisoner to ensure that he would never escape.
Once this situation is resolved, it is time for bounty hunters like Favaro Leone return to the fray. Favaro is lazy, selfish and of dubious ethics, to which is added that he is being persecuted by Kaisa Lidfard, a vigilante who has unfinished business with Favaro. Everything will change for both of them with the appearance of Amiraa girl who carries with her half of the key that can completely end peace in the world.”
Number of episodes? Where to watch Rage of Bahamut?
From “Rage of Bahamut”, the most important thing is to know that The anime had a total of 2 seasons. Now more than 6 years have passed since MAPPA published the most recent of the main seasons of the anime, and with all the work that the studio has, it seems very unlikely that they will return to this IP at some point.
Having said that, you should know the following things from the animes:
- Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is the title of the first season of the anime, which had a total of 12 episodes. It originally aired from October 6, 2014 to December 29 of the same year.
- Rage of Bahamut: Virgin It is the second season of the anime, although in this case it was extended for 24 episodes. The broadcast started on April 8, 2017 and ended on September 30 of the same year.
- There is also Manaria Friends, a slice-of-life spin-off that had a completely separate plot from the main anime. In this case, the anime was broadcast in 2019, but was no longer produced by MAPPA.
Sadly, today there is no way to see “Rage of Bahamut” in Spain. Previously the anime was available on Amazon Prime Video, but surely due to license expiration issues it stopped being available some time ago. With this in mind, we have to wait and see if any of the many streaming platforms that license anime today will ever host this classic from the MAPPA catalog.