Chain Chronicle, the role playing game for iOS and Android, has been downloaded over five million times since its release on July 26, 2013. Telecom Animation Film and Graphinica are currently adapting it into the anime Chain Chronical～the Light of Haecceitas～that will faithfully follow the world of the game.
The anime will be released in selected theatres with large high-definition screens in Japan. The episodes of the anime are bundled in three chapters and will be shown on the big screen consecutively over a 3-month period to commemorate the game’s 3rd anniversary. The first chapter will be shown from December 3, the second on January 14 2017 and the third on February 11, each for a two-week run.
The first chapter contains episodes 1 to 4, the second 5 to 8, and the third 9 to 12. These 12 episodes will be aired on TV on January 2017.
The story revolves around Chain Chronicle, a book that registers everything in the world. In Yggdra, the most remote continent of the world, residents believe that the continent they live on is the entire world. The continent is divided into several kingdoms, and each of them is reigned by a king. Although there are small conflicts between them, the continent has been experiencing a long lasting peace at the hands of the Holy Kings who are selected at the round table conference. That is, until demons of darkness known as the ‘Black Army’ arrive.
‘Everything will be cloaked by the darkness…’ The Volunteer Army led by Yuri faced the challenge of fighting the Black Army without success. Half the Chain Chronicle was seized by the Black King, who now occupies the Royal Capital. While Yuri and his troops are retreating from the capital, they meet a boy who is fighting against the Black Army on his own.
The war between the Volunteer Army and the Black Army over the Chain Chronicle that registers everything of the world, and the tales of Kizuna will commence…
The hope of light destroys Kizuna ―
The Royal Capital is now controlled by the overpowering Black Army. Assisted by Yuri, Phoena and the members of the Volunteer Army, Holy Queen Juliana and other clans rise up against the Dark Army. However, they are forced to retreat due to the devastating force of their opponent. While retreating, Yuri meets Aram who can manipulate mana at his will. Yuri finds hope in Aram and recruits him into his Volunteer Army. Reaffirming his decision to fight against the Black King again, Yuri organises a punitive force. However, his wounds from the battle blacken and gradually eating into his soul….
After the defeat of the punitive force, riots break out frequently in the Holy Capital. Juliana makes a decision in order to suppress the instability. Lord of the Nine Territories and former ally Shuza betrays and challenges the punitive force in order to expand his supremacy. In the amalgam of speculation and fate, Yuri develops an alter-ego deep in his subconscious.
His fate is completely tied up to being a ‘hero’. People all over the world ask him for help and impose upon him the burden of being a ‘hero’, but no one will help him. When he realises that his existence is fixed just as ‘a vehicle for battle’, his wheel of fate begins to spin drastically.
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
Chapter 1 from December 3 2016
Chapter 2 from January 14 2017
Chapter 3 from February 11 2017