MARS RED Episode 1 Premieres One Week Before Japan on Funimation

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

If you’ve been waiting for the vampire drama MARS RED, we’ve got some news for you: that wait just got a bit shorter.

We’re excited to announce that the stage reading adaptation MARS RED will officially premiere on Funimation on March 29! That’s right, get ready to meet Code Zero an entire week before the series starts its broadcast in Japan.

Oh, and the premiere will be subtitled and in English dub. Stay tuned for cast info soon! And please note that Episode 2 of the series simulcast will pick up two weeks after this premiere. That just means a whole extra week to get all of your friends really into vampires!

MARS RED Episode 1

Official synopsis: It’s 1923, and until recently, vampires kept to the shadows. When the mysterious blood source Ascra appears, their numbers swell, leaving Japan covered in bodies. In response, the government spawns its own coven to infiltrate the dark.

With S-rank vampire Defrott and the rookie Kurusu, this kill squad is made for one reason: to hunt the undead. Bloodsuckers beware; the night belongs to Code Zero!

From creator Bun-O FUJISAWA, MARS RED is directed by Kouhei Hatano, along with Junichi Fujisaku (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) as writer, Karakarakemuri (Laughing Under the Clouds) as original character designer, Yukari Takeuchi (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) on character design, and music from Toshiyuki Muranaka.

Are you excited for the first episode of MARS RED to premiere early on Funimation? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest on even more amazing anime headed your way, this season and beyond.

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