The Kingdoms of Ruin (Hametsu no Okoku) presents a world that has moved beyond the gifts of magic and onto those of science. However, those in charge don’t look upon magic with any fondness for the old beliefs but with pure hatred. The witch hunts began, and innocents were lost. Thus begins a blood feud that will see many die before answering whether magic or science is more powerful.
The series will premiere sometime in October 2023. Until then, we have a trailer to watch.
Yokohama Animation Laboratory has created a promotional home page and an official Twitter page to inform fans and potential viewers about new series announcements. Extras, like the Key Visual seen below, can also be found there.
The New Witch Hunts
As previously stated, The Kingdoms of Ruin presents a world where science has usurped magic as the dominant power and prosperity for the populace. Magic users helped people not only to survive but also to thrive in their world in the ancient past. Humanity flourished, and everything was fine. In the modern age, the power of science, via Gear Expansion, has toppled the witches from their place in the world. Magic, and the witches who used it, was made obsolete.
Rather than let the witches continue on, humanity began to fear their power, and the emperor of the Redia Empire, one of the world’s superpowers, began a ruthlessly brutal witch hunt to exterminate all beings who wielded magic. They betrayed former allies, the purges proved efficient, and bodies began to stack up.
The protagonist of the series is Adonis, the apprentice of the Ice Witch Chloe Morgan. He was just a boy when the hunts began. Adonis loved his teacher and enjoyed their travels. This love was turned to hate when they were captured, and he was forced to watch her execution. Adonis broke free of his confinement and swore to take revenge on those who stripped him of everything and everyone he had ever loved.
The Kingdoms of Ruin Origins
The Kingdoms of Ruin began its bloody quest for vengeance as a manga series written and illustrated by yoruhashi. Mag Garden started publishing the series on April 5th, 2019, and releasing eight volumes for fans to purchase and collect since.
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