Plunderer (manga)

Plunderer (Japanese: プランダラ, Hepburn: Purandara) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Suu Minazuki. It began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine on December 26, 2014. The series is licensed by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Geek Toys aired from January 8 to June 24, 2020.

Plunderer
Plunderer manga, volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
プランダラ
(Purandara)
GenreAction, fantasy[1]
Manga
Written bySuu Minazuki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Ace
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 26, 2014 – present
Volumes17 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byHiroyuki Kanbe
Written byMasashi Suzuki
Music byJunichi Matsumoto
StudioGeek Toys
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkTokyo MX, KBS, TVA, SUN BS11, AT-X
Original run January 8, 2020 June 24, 2020
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

PlotEdit

Set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by numbers, every human being has their worth measured by a special "Count" imprinted somewhere on their bodies, which defines any number related to an important aspect of their lives. However, if this Count decreases to 0, the person will be dragged down into "the abyss", and is said to be dead for all eternity.

For young Hina, her Count corresponds to how many hundreds of kilometers she has walked. Ever since her mother was dragged into the abyss, she has been searching for the Legendary Ace from her mother's last wish for the last five years. Hina's grueling journey takes a sudden turn when she meets a strange masked knight known as Licht Bach with a negative-numbered Count.

CharactersEdit

Licht Bach (リヒトー=バッハ, Rihitō Bahha) / Rihito Sakai (坂井離人, Sakai Rihitō)
Voiced by: Yoshiki Nakajima[2] (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)[3]
First appearing as a strange pervert wearing a mask, Licht is later revealed to be a Legendary Fabled Ace (powerful heroes that lived over 300 years ago where they put an end to the ongoing waste war) while seemingly carrying two counts (a ballot), it is hinted that he may have another. He is called the "Ace of Flashing Strikes" and the leader of the Legendary Aces, and also the first soldier to receive the Ace surgery. His designation was of a Colonel. He has feelings for Hina.
His count is -1001, the numbers of times he got rejected by girls.
His Ace ballot count is 5700 (57000 in other personality). His count is based on the number of enemies he kills.
His Ace ability is light-speed movement.
Hina (陽菜)
Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi[2] (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)[3]
Hina is actually Licht's adoptive niece, being the daughter of Tokikaze Sakai and Tsukina Farrow. She possesses one of the original ballots which had been entrusted to her by her mother. She also has feelings for Licht despite him killing her father Tokikaze.
Her count is 760 currently.
Her count is based on how many hundreds of kilometres she has walked.
Lynn May (リィン=メイ, Riin Mei)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa[4] (Japanese); Elizabeth Maxwell (English)[5]
Lynn is a sergeant major serving in a small town in which she meets Licht and confronts him on being the Legendary Ace. She also has a talent for martial arts. She is often insulted by Jail for failing to follow orders. She is later injured by Sonohara (Doan in the anime).
Her count is based on how many people she helps.
Pele Poporo (ペレ=ポポロ, Pere Poporo) / Gespenst Zerlegen (ゲシュペンスト=ゼレーゲン, Geshupensuto Zerēgen)
Voiced by: Aoi Ichikawa[4] (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)[5]
Pele is a sergeant under Lynn who also holds feelings for her. 300 years back in time, he held an aptitude for the technology of that time. He is also secretly a SSU operative.
His count is 120, the basis yet not revealed.
Jail Murdoch (ジェイル=マードック, Jeiru Mādokku)
Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara[4] (Japanese); David Matranga (English)
Jail is a first lieutenant in the Alcian Royal Military and is also serious minded. He holds a ballot which is available to army officials. He often tends to fight with Licht in any circumstances.
His count is 12500 (which he hides as 900 to avoid promotion).
His ballot granted ability is control of iron which is based on how many convictions he has made.
His ballot count is 45000.
Nana Bassler (ナナ=バスーラ, Nana Basūra)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō[4] (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English)
Nana acts as Licht's guardian at first but is actually younger than him chronologically. She was the first non-soldier to become an Ace. She also holds feelings for Licht revealed later in the anime.
Her count is 77, which is the numbers of times she gets complimented.
Her Ace count is 7, the basis yet not revealed.
Her Ace ability is time travel.
Mizuka Sonohara (園原 水花, Sonohara Mizuka)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[6] (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
Sonohara treats Licht as her senior. She normally has a carefree and scared personality. But Schmerman forcefully awakened a dormant personality within her making her more powerful and obsessive over Licht and also increasing her count. 300 years ago, her left hand was cut off by a rampaging Licht.
Her Ace count is 16000 (32000 in other personality).
Her Ace ability is control of bullets.
Her title is the "Ace of Pursuit".
Alexandrov Grigorovich (アレクサンドロ=グレゴリーヴィッチ, Arekusandoro Guregorīvuitchi) / Alan (アラン, Aran)
Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi[7] (Japanese); David Wald (English)
Alan is currently the supreme commander of the Alcian Royal Military and also an Ace. He acts as a doting father towards Jail, but can be serious at times. He has three of the Original Ballots. He was scarred on his face by a missile 300 years ago.
His count is 280000. His basis is yet to be revealed.
His Ace ability is the control of fire and creating explosions.
His title is the "Ace of Explosive Strikes".
Schmerman Bach (シュメルマン=バッハ, Shumeruman Bahha)
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki[7] (Japanese); Jason Liebrecht (English)
Schmerman is the commander of the Special Service Unit, also known as SSU, and also holds 5 of the Aces under his command. He is the major antagonist in the series and is also the one from whom all the Aces got their powers. His killing intent is enough to make an enemy surrender.
Firenda (フィレンダ)
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi[8] (Japanese); Jad Saxton (English)
Firenda is a scientist and a Lieutenant under Schmerman from 300 years ago. She was the one responsible for creating the Aces by using Schmerman's genetics on other people.
Taketora Doan (道安 武虎, Dōan Taketora)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino[8] (Japanese); Tyson Rinehart (English)
Doan is also an operative and Ace serving under Schmerman. He is a very large man with a strange face and an aggressive, bullying personality. He is also shown to have feelings for Sonohara. He tried to get her to drop out of the military academy because he felt that she was not fit for the battlefield. He is the only other Ace who fought alongside Licht in the Waste War. He currently hates Licht for breaking their promise by setting out to destroy Alcia. He sent Licht into a pit of gravity while he was escaping.
His Ace count is 125546 (612730 in other personality). His count is based on the number of times he make his enemies surrender.
His Ace ability is the control of gravity.
His title is "Ace of Heavy Strikes".
Tokikaze Sakai (坂井 時風, Sakai Tokikaze)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa[8] (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo (English)
He was Hina's father and also a fellow Ace called the "Ace of Sudden Strikes".
His count is 507025 (3042150 in other personality). His count is based on the number of friends he kills.
His Ace ability is to cut enemies down in an instant.
Saki Ichinose (一ノ瀬 咲, Ichinose Saki)
Voiced by: Miyu Kubota[9] (Japanese); Jill Harris (English)
Genji Akui (阿久井 玄治, Akui Genji)
Voiced by: Yohei Azakami[9] (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
Kyouhei Suda (須田 恭平, Suda Kyōhei)
Voiced by: Tomohito Takatsuka[9] (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English)
Asumi Sumiya (住谷 愛純, Sumiya Asumi)
Voiced by: Yukimi Hayase[9]
Kyouka Narumiya (成宮 杏華, Narumiya Kyōka)
Voiced by: Tamaki Orie[9]

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

Suu Minazuki launched the manga in Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine on Monthly Shōnen Ace on December 26, 2014.[1] On July 8, 2018, during their panel at Anime Expo, Yen Press announced that they had licensed the manga.[10]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 July 25, 2015[11]978-4-04-103329-6March 26, 2019[12]978-0-31-655256-1
  1. "The Legendary Red Baron" (伝説の撃墜王, Densetsu no Gekitsui-ō, lit. "The Legendary Aerial Ace") / Yen Press: The Fabled Ace
  2. "I Hate You" (だいっきらい, Daikkirai)
  3. "I Can't Help That This Is My Uniform" (制服だから仕方ない, Seifukudakara Shikatanai) / Yen Press: That’s Just How This Uniform Is
2 July 25, 2015[13]978-4-04-103330-2September 3, 2019[14]978-1-97-538350-3
  1. "Ballot Holder" (違法所持者 バロットホルター, Ihō Shojisha (Barotto Horutā, lit. Illegal Holder)
  2. "Don’t Apologize, Apologize" (謝るな、謝れ, Ayamaru na, Ayamare)
  3. "Hunch" (, Kan) / Yen Press: Intuition
  4. "Abyss Demon" (アビスの悪魔, Abisu no Akuma) / Yen Press: Demon of the Abyss
3 November 26, 2015[15]978-4-04-103331-9December 24, 2019[16]978-1-97-538352-7
  1. "Can’t See Anything" (何も見えない, Nani mo Mienai) / Yen Press: Can't See a Thing
  2. "Plunderer" (プランダラ, Purandara)
  3. "Gently Brush My Hair" (優しく髪をかきあげて, Yasashiku Kami o Kakiagete) / Yen Press: Gently Brush Back My Hair
  4. "Seriousness" (本気, Honki) Yen Press: Truth
4 April 26, 2016[17]978-4-04-103913-7April 21, 2020[18]978-1-97-538355-8
  1. "Spy" (間者, Kanja)
  2. "Enrollment Ceremony" (入校式, Nyūkō Shiki) / Yen Press: Entrance Ceremony
  3. "Rare Warrior" (希少な人間, Kishōna Ningen, lit. Rare Human)
  4. "Fallen God" (落ちてきた神, Ochite Kita Kami)
5 July 26, 2016[19]978-4-04-103914-4September 22, 2020[20]978-1-97-531412-5
  1. "A Full Stomach" (腹いっぱい, Haraippai) / Yen Press: A Full Tummy
  2. "Joint Responsibility" (連帯責任, Rentai Sekinin) / Yen Press: Shared Responsibility
  3. "We Go Over The Hills" (丘を越えゆこうよ, Oka o Koe Yukou Yo) / Yen Press: Over The Hill
  4. "The Promised War" (約束された戦争, Yakusoku sa Reta Sensō)
    • Extra Chapter
6 December 26, 2016[21]978-4-04-104877-1December 15, 2020[22]978-1-97-531415-6
  1. "Love Letter" (ラブレター, Rabu Retā)
  2. "Discovery" (露見, Roken) / Yen Press: Exposed
  3. "A Creaking Sound" (きしむ音, Kishimu Oto) / Yen Press: Creaking Noise
  4. "A War For Abandoning" (廃棄するための戦争, Haiki Suru Tame no Sensō) / Yen Press: A War For Waste
7 May 26, 2017[23]978-4-04-104878-8April 20, 2021[24]978-1-97-531586-3
  1. "Knight" (騎士, Kishi)
  2. "Flash Baron" (閃撃の撃墜王, Sengeki no Gekitsui-ō)
  3. "My Count Is..." (ボクのカウントは, Boku no Kaunto wa)
  4. "The Choosing" (選民, Senmin)
8 August 26, 2017[25]978-4-04-105995-1TBA
  1. "An Affair" (浮気, Uwaki)
  2. "Rain (1)" (雨1, Ame 1)
  3. "Rain (2)" (雨2, Ame 2)
  4. "Father" (父親, Chichioya)
9 February 26, 2018[26]978-4-04-106562-4TBA
  1. "Test" (試験, Shiken)
  2. "Hero (1)" (英雄1, Eiyū 1)
  3. "Hero (2)" (英雄2, Eiyū 2)
  4. "Promise" (約束, Yakusoku)
10 June 26, 2018[27]978-4-04-107048-2TBA
  1. "By Change" (たまたま, Tamatama)
  2. "Bach" (バッハ, Bahha)
  3. "Foolish Plan" (愚帝, Gu Tei, lit. "Foolish King")
  4. "Reunion" (再会, Saikai)
11 November 26, 2018[28]978-4-04-107612-5TBA
  1. "Parting" (别離, Betsuri)
  2. "My Count Is" (僕のカウントは, Boku no Kaunto wa)
  3. "Convene" (開会, Kaikai)
  4. "Hopes Protected, Hopes Destroyed" (守られた望み、破られる望み, Mamora Reta Nozomi, Yabura Reru Nozomi)
12 March 26, 2019[29]978-4-04-107613-2TBA
  1. "Invasion" (侵略, Shinryaku)
  2. "Rejoining" (帰還, Kikan)
  3. "Other Way" (方法, Hōhō)
  4. "Light" (, Hikari)
13 July 26, 2019[30]978-4-04-108694-0TBA
  1. "Toy" (玩具, Omocha)
  2. "Betrayal" (裏切り, Uragiri)
  3. "Only One" (唯一人, Tada Hitori)
  4. "Counterattack" (迎撃, Geigeki)
14 December 26, 2019[31]978-4-04-108696-4TBA
  1. "Angel" (天使, Tenshi)
  2. "Regrets" (後悔, Kōkai)
  3. "Alone" (孤独, Kodoku, lit. "Loneliness")
  4. "Holding Back" (我慢, Gaman, lit. "Patience")
15 April 25, 2020[32]978-4-04-109336-8TBA
  1. "Weakness" (弱点, Jakuten)
  2. "Brave Young Man" (男の子, Otokonoko)
  3. "Inheritance" (受け継ぐもの, Uketsugu Mono)
  4. "Conviction" (信念, Shin Nen)
16 August 26, 2020[33]978-4-04-109337-5TBA
  1. "Like the Wind" (風のように, Kaze no Yōni)
  2. "Declaration of War" (宣戦布告, Sensen Fukoku)
  3. "Killing Intent" (殺意, Satsui)
  4. "Evil" (, Aku)
17 January 26, 2021[34]978-4-04-111102-4TBA
  1. "Where I belong" (居場所, Ibasho)
  2. "Parting" (別離, Betsuri)
  3. "Only You Can Understand" (あなたにしかわからない, Anata ni Shika Wakaranai)
  4. "I'm Relieved" (よかった, Yokatta)

Chapters not in tankōbon formatEdit

  1. Who Should Die? (死ねべきは誰, Shinebeki wa Dare)
  2. If My Beloved One Was Killed (愛する者を殺せば, Aisurumono o Koroseba)

AnimeEdit

An anime adaptation was announced by Monthly Shōnen Ace on February 18, 2018.[35] The television series was directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe and written by Masashi Suzuki, with animation by Geek Toys. Yuka Takashina, Yūki Fukuchi, and Hiroko Fukuda provided the character designs.[36] Junichi Matsumoto composed the series' music. It aired from January 8 to June 24, 2020 on Tokyo MX, KBS, TVA, SUN, BS11, and AT-X.[2][6] Miku Itō performed the series' first opening theme song "Plunderer," while Rina Honnizumi performed the series' first ending theme song "Countless Days".[37] Itō performed the series' second opening theme song "Kokou no Hikari Lonely dark", while Honnizumi, Ari Ozawa, and Shizuka Itō performed the series' second ending theme song "Reason of Life". Funimation acquired the series for distribution, and streamed the series on FunimationNow in English speaking regions,[38] and on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand.[39] Funimation premiered the first two episodes of the series on YouTube in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on December 8, 2019.[40] It ran for 24 episodes.[41]

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