Vermeil in Gold anime releases 2nd key visual, reveals new cast additions and character designs as plot thickens

2nd key visual for the anime Vermeil in Gold.
2nd key visual for the anime Vermeil in Gold. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On August 11, 2022, new Vermeil in Gold character designs by Kiyoshi Tateishi and additional cast members were announced in addition to a 2nd key visual for the anime series.

The Vermeil in Gold anime adaptation is based on the rom-com, fantasy manga Vermeil in Gold by writer Kota Amana and illustrator Yoko Umezu.

In the 2nd key visual we see that Vermeil has been captured and is being restrained with magical chains that are sealing her powers. Alto is covered in wounds and is facing off against Iolite – a new powerful wizard or “Magical Master”, who is trying to steal Vermeil’s power. Will Alto be able to defeat this new, powerful enemy?

You can see the new key visual here:

2nd key visual for the anime Vermeil in Gold.
2nd key visual for the anime Vermeil in Gold. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The character design for Iolite has been released and can be seen here:

Character design for Iolite.
Character design for Iolite. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Iolite will be played by Nobuhiko Okamoto.

The character design for the shinto priestess, Kohakumiya, has been released and can be seen here:

Character design for Kohakumiya.
Character design for Kohakumiya. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Kohakumiya will be played by Miyuri Shimabukuro.

The character design for Heliodor has been released, and can be seen here:

Character design for Heliodor.
Character design for Heliodor. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Heliodor will be played by Ikumi Hayama.

The character design for Fatema, a woman who appears in Alto’s dream, has been released, and can be seen here:

Character design for Fatema.
Character design for Fatema. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Fatema will be played by Aya Endo.

What is the plot of Vermeil in Gold?

The story begins when a high school student, Alto, finds himself in a predicament. He’s currently attending the Ortigia Academy of Magic, but if he fails to summon and form a contract with a familiar again he will be held back a grade. In a strange twist of fate, Alto finds an old magic book, and when he performs the spell within summons a naked demon girl named Vermeil. (Many viewers have mentioned how her nakedness was tastefully censored).

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Vermeil kisses Alto and drains his mana, which is apparently unusually potent. Later, she declares she will serve him out of gratitude for his summoning breaking her out of her lonely imprisonment. When Vermeil tries to seduce Alto he fends off her advances and demands that she wear his sister’s dress and shoes.

In order to present Vermeil to his class as his familiar, Vermeil uses magic to conceal her horns and tail in order to pass as a human. She warns Alto that it wouldn’t be good if anyone discovers she’s actually a demon. Alto’s childhood friend, Lilia, becomes jealous of the closeness Vermeil and Alto share, and challenges them to a duel – if she wins the she-demon will stay away from Alto, and if he wins she will have to obey one command from him.

Lilia commands her familiar Sylpheed to unleash a powerful wind attack towards Alto and Vermeil, but Vermeil easily blocks the attack. Vermeil retaliates by sending a lust spell Lilia’s way. Lilia becomes so aroused she forfeits. The fact that Vermeil decided to use a lust spell may mean she is a succubus demon.

Alto could have taken advantage of the one command he got to use on Lilia, but simply commands her to become friends with Vermeil. Later, Vermeil teases Alto by saying that Lilia is obviously in love with him, but Alto denies this. Vermeil kisses Alto again in order to drain his mana and explains she needs to or else she will disappear. Vermeil then tries to seduce Alto again since sex would provide more mana, but he says that kissing will suffice.

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Despite the fact that Vermeil’s overly large breasts are distracting, she still comes across as a likable and mysterious character. I’m looking forward to learning more about Vermeil’s past – why she was imprisoned in the first place and why she appears to be so lonely. If you were a fan of Ryoko from the anime Tenchi Muyo! you’ll become a quick fan of Vermeil.

Where can I read the manga or watch the anime Vermeil in Gold?

Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity (Kinso no Vermeil: Gakeppuchi Majusushi wa Saikyo no Yakusai to Maho Sekia o Tsukisusumu) is a Japanese manga series written by Kota Amana and illustrated by Yoko Umezu. Since August 2018, it has been serialized in Square Enix’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Gangan, and its chapters have been collected into six tankobon volumes.

On July 5, 2022, the anime premiered on the AT-X, Tokyo MX, and BS11 channels in Japan. Vermeil in Gold has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks, which will release it on home video. Vermeil in Gold is currently available for streaming via HIDIVE, which is simulcasting (airing the episodes as they air in Japan), and offers an English dub of the series as well.

The anime’s opening theme song “Abracada-Boo” is performed by Kaori Ishihara. The ending theme song “Mortal With You” is performed by Mili, and is a touching song that really tugs at your heartstrings.

Related: Vermeil in Gold: Kaori Ishihara’s OP music video has sexy dance moves

Who are the members of the production team?

Vermeil in Gold production team members include:

  • Director – Takashi Naoya (Osamake, Val x Love, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
  • Animation – Staple Entertainment
  • Script supervisor – Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles, Domestic Girlfriend)
  • Assistant director – Matsuo Asami
  • Character designer and chief animation director – Kiyoshi Tateishi (Val x Love, Gekidol)
  • Sub-character designer – Ayana Togashi
  • Chief animation directors – Yukiyo Komito, Atsushi Aono
  • CD Director – Hiroyuki Ikeda
  • Art Director – Hiroki Ozaki
  • Color key artist – Ryoji Nagasaki
  • Director of photography – Mitsuhiro Kuno
  • Editor – Tomomi Umestu
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Vermeil in Gold Episode 6’s story was already so intense and amazing that the story can only go up from here. Are you looking forward to Vermeil in Gold’s new story and excited to see Alto face off against new enemies in order to rescue Vermeil? Let us know in the comment section below!

Another reason to watch Vermeil in Gold Episode 6 is that Alto kisses Vermeil for the first time and Vermeil becomes cutely embarrassed:

Vermeil getting embarrassed that Alto kissed her.
Vermeil getting embarrassed that Alto kissed her. Pic credit: Staple Entertainment

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