Forbidden Love Sizzles in "Code: Realize" Key Visual
A new key visual depicting the scorching romance between gentleman thief Arsène Lupin and cursed maiden Cardia has been released for Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth, an upcoming TV anime based on the otome visual novel that takes place in a steampunk version of Victorian London. As the two embrace, Cardia’s toxins melt Lupin’s glove and injure his hand.
The original Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth visual novel is released for PlayStation Vita in North America by Aksys Games, who descibe the story as follows:
Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…
Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto and features animation by M.C.S.. The series kicks off on AT-X on October 07, 2017, with additional broadcasts to follow later on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11.