|Sirius the Jaeger|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Masahiro Andō|
|Written by||Keigo Koyanagi|
|Music by||Masaru Yokoyama|
|Original network||AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11|
|Original run||July 12, 2018 – September 27, 2018|
Sirius the Jaeger (Japanese: 天狼, Hepburn: Shiriusu) is a Japanese original anime television series produced by P.A. Works. The series is directed by Masahiro Andō and premiered from July 12 to September 27, 2018.
In 1930, a group of Vampires leave China and flee to Japan. They are followed by a group of vampire hunters called "Jaegers" under the cover of being staff of the "V Shipping Company". Among them is a young "Sirius" man called Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by "Vampires". In the past, a member of the Sirius royal family was chosen by oracle to be the agent of God and permitted to possess a mysterious holy relic known as "The Ark of Sirius" which, as a gift from God, could exert power over all things. Because of its potential the Sirius people came under attack from groups seeking its power so it was sealed away in a secret location, never to be used again. Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in a deadly battle with the Vampires for possession of the relic.
Jaegers are vampire hunters who use the cover of the "V Shipping Company" for their operations.
The Vampires operate under the cover of the Alma Corporation and seek the "Ark of Sirius" to possibly cure a degenerative disease which is killing them. Vampires are either Royals who can use their powers while still in human form, or former humans called Slaves who must transform into beasts to access their powers.
The anime premiered from July 12 to September 27, 2018, and is broadcast on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, and Tulip TV. The series is directed by Masahiro Andōand written by Keigo Koyanagi, with animation by studio P.A. Works. The original character designs are provided by Kinu Nishimura, and Mai Matsuura and Souichirou Sako are adapting the designs for animation, as well as serving as chief animation directors for the series. Music for the series is composed by Masaru Yokoyama. Infinite produced the anime.
Shiho Takeuchi is in charge of the series' concept design. Masahiro Sato is the action animation director, Junichi Higashi and Ayumi Satō are the art directors, and Kazuto Izumida is the director of photography. The series is edited by Ayumu Takahashi. Mika Sugawara is in charge of the color setting, and Tariki Kiritani serves as the series 3D animation director. Jin Aketagawa is the sound director for the series.
The opening theme song is "Sirius" (シリウス, Shiriusu) by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, and the ending theme song is "Hoshie" (星絵, "Star Drawing") by Sajou no Hana. Licensed by Netflix, the anime was made available on the streaming service on December 21, 2018.
|No.||Title [a]||Original air date |
|1||"The Revenant Howls in Darkness"|
Transcription: "Yomigaerishimono, Yoru ni Warau" (Japanese: 蘇えりし者、夜に嗤う)
|July 12, 2018|
|A team of Jaegers follow a group of Vampires from China to Japan using the V shipping company as their cover. A series of atrocious crimes begin to occur in the Imperial City which are blamed on the escaped convict, Kuratake. However, he is in fact a prisoner of the Vampires who are the real perpetrators. The Jaeger Yuliy finds the Vampire Agatha, and the Jaegers gives chase, but just as Yuliy is about to kill her, he is shot by the Vampire Mikhail.|
Transcription: "Mōshuu Suru Kiiroi Hana" (Japanese: 妄執する黄色い華)
|July 19, 2018|
|The scientist Hanada Kisuke treats Yuliy’s wound at his manor until Yuliy recovers and the Jaeger spends time with Hanada’s young daughter, Saki. However, Agatha leads a group of Vampires in an attack on the manor seeking Hanada’s artificial heart research. She bites Hanada, turning him into a Vampire before she is killed by Yuliy who then stops Hanada just before he bites his own daughter. Yuliy gives chase to the fleeing Vampires but is stopped by Mikhail.|
Transcription: "Tokenai Yuki" (Japanese: とけないゆき)
|July 26, 2018|
|Following the incident with Dr. Hanada, Yuliy recalls his childhood in the remote mountain village of Dogville. He lived peacefully with his family however, vampires attacked the village seeking the Arc of Sirius. They murdered the villagers, including his mother, but Yuliy was saved by his brother Mikhail who sacrificed his own humanity by becoming a vampire. Yuliy only survived by unconsciously transforming into a werewolf. Now Yuliy is torn between his loyalty to his brother and his anger the Vampire his brother has become.|
|4||"Beginning of Trickery"|
Transcription: "Bōryaku no Ari" (Japanese: 謀略の蟻)
|August 2, 2018|
|The Vampires cease supporting the Hyakko Party as they have all the materials they need. Willard checks out the weapons manufacturer Alma Corporation and finds they plan a military exercise in Shizuoka to test a new weapon for Major General Kakizaki, chief of the Weapons Department. At the Vampire headquarters, Yevgraf fails to convince the Vampire hierarchy that it is worth finding the Arc of Sirius. Momosei Naotora leads the Hyakko Party on a raid on the Alma offices searching for Kershner, killing all the staff, but finds that they are humans, not Vampires. In Shizuoka, the Alma weapon turns out to be an artificial humanoid weapon which wipe out an entire infantry battalion. Kakizaki immediately travels back to Imperial city, but due to a number of coincidences, Yuliy, Dorothea, Ryoko and Hideomi Iba are also on the same train. Yuliy is surprised to encounter Mikhail on board.|
Transcription: "Araburu Tekkan" (Japanese: 荒ぶる鉄棺)
|August 9, 2018|
|Yuliy reunites with his brother Mikhail who says that Yuliy should forgo his revenge against Vampires otherwise they will eventually have to fight each other. Iba learns from Kakizaki about the Alma weapon and that it may be on the train to the city. Meanwhile, Momosei Naotora and the Hyakko party attack the train searching for Kershner. They encounter the artificial humanoid weapon created by Klarwein who commands it to kill Naotora. The Jaegers, Philip and Fallon join the train and assist in the fight against the Hyakko Party while Iba encounters his first Vampire after Ryoko kills it. Meanwhile, Yuliy is attacked by the artificial humanoid weapon, but Mikhail intervenes and kills it just as the train comes to a crashing halt.|
Transcription: "Maneshi Tsugumi no Keiteki" (Japanese: マネシツグミの警笛)
|August 16, 2018|
|Klarwein rants at Mikhail's destruction of his artificial humanoid but Kershner is more concerned about the location of the Arc of Sirius and extermination of the Jaegers. After Iba meets Jirou Akimoto seeking information, Vampires follow Jirou to his bar and kill him. Later, a large number of Vampires converge on the Naoe family house, heavily outnumbering the Jaegers. In the midst of the battle, Kershner enters and attacks Yuliy, calling him the living Sirius while Mikhail disarms Philip.|
Transcription: "Ada Teki no Honō, no Koku" (Japanese: 讐敵の炎、哭白の刻)
|August 23, 2018|
|In the midst of Yuliy and Kershner's fight, the army intervenes and opens fire on the Vampires. Kershner breaks of the combat, ordering Mikhail to kill Yuliy. Mikhail reveals that Yuliy is the Sirius, and that the Ark was taken by their father years ago when he left their village. Kershner tells Yuliy how Professor Willard was responsible for the destruction of Dogville by assisting the Vampires track the Ark. Confronted by this information, Yuliy releases his beast-like nature and violently kills Kershner with a piece of his own sword. Yuliy then confronts Willard, furious over his years of deception. Later, Willard explains that Yuliy's father must have taken and hidden the Arc of Sirius and that Yevgraf is the one who truly desires it. Meanwhile, Iba is assigned to find the Ark and Yuliy departs alone for Sakhalin following reports that Yevgraf has been seen there.|
|8||"The Sanctuary of Sirius"|
Transcription: "Maneshitsugumi no Keiteki" (Japanese: マネシツグミの警笛)
|August 30, 2018|
|Yevgraf arrives at Sakhalin, site of the former Sirius civilization and suspected location of the Arc of Sirius. He takes Mikhail into a cavern where they find an impenetrable seal, a pool of boiling red liquid at its center. However, Mikhail is unable to break it and they leave. Meanwhile, Yuliy meets Bishop, a suspicious former Jaeger also searching for the Ark who has lost his team to Vampires. As they approach the cavern, they encounter a hermit who is being attacked by a group of Vampire slaves and the Vampire twins, Larissa and Tamara.|
Transcription: "Zankon no Hōbai" (Japanese: 残痕の朋輩)
|September 6, 2018|
|Bishop and Yuliy chase off the Vampires, but the hermit refuses to reveal any information about the Ark. Back at Sakhalin, they meet Ryoko and Iba who reveals that the hermit is the former Captain Akasaka Mamoru who, 15 years earlier he was sent to find and acquire the Ark of Siruis, but had never returned. On a second visit to the hermit's cabin, Yuliy and Iba convince Mamoru to reveal the location of the Ark. The next morning Bishop and Yuliy head off alone to find the Ark.|
|10||"Memories of the Abyss"|
Transcription: "Shin'en ni Samayō ōkami" (Japanese: 深淵にさまよう狼)
|September 13, 2018|
|At the ruined village of Dogville, Willard explains the nature of the Arc of Sirius to the Jeagers. Using the ancient text, he opens a hidden panel and finds a shrine from which extracts a small colorful orb which may assist if the seal of the Ark is broken. Meanwhile, Klarwein attacks Yuliy and Bishop with a hoard of artificial humanoids constructed from the dying Vampire slaves. However, during the battle an avalanche claims Klarwein along with his creations. Yuliy and Bishop find the entrance to the Sirius cavern, and Yuliy steps into the boiling red liquid at its center. He sees a vision of the past when Mamoru saved him and Mikhail from a bear and was welcomed into the village by Alexei. Alexei convinced the elder Gustav to allow him to seal the Ark away at its origin in Sakhalin to prevent it ever being used again. Yuliy meets his father who says that his soul forever resides within the seal to protect it. However, Yuliy convinces his father to give him the Ark as a tool to enable all races to coexist.|
|11||"Calling in Blood"|
Transcription: "Hōkō no Utage" (Japanese: 咆哮の宴)
|September 20, 2018|
|As Yuliy and Bishop exit the chamber with the Ark, a small colorful orb, they meet Ryoko and Iba. Bishop is forced to reveal that he is both a British agent and a Vampire, however Yuliy agrees to work with him to defeat the Vampires. As Yuliy emerges from the cave system, he is met by the Vampire twins and Mikhail who is now controlled by Yevgraf via a blood pact. Mikhail attacks Yuliy and takes the Ark, passing it to the twin Larissa. Mikhail slowly regains control of his body from Yevgraf. The brothers finally reconcile, but Mikhail begins to succumb to the Vampire disease. Meanwhile, Bishop kills Larissa and grabs the Ark, but is then confronted by Yevgraf. The Vampire takes the Ark and kills him, then escapes to his airship flying overhead. Yevgraf then swallows the glowing orb, hoping to become the Ark of Vampires.|
|12||"The Ark of Sirius"|
Transcription: "Tenrō no Hako" (Japanese: 天狼の匣})
|September 27, 2018|
|From their airplane, Fallon and Philip manage to drop Willard onto Yevgraf's airship and he brings it low enough for Yuliy to jump aboard. Yuliy confronts Yevgraf who now plans to be the progenitor of a new generation of Vampires and he transforms into a more fearsome being. Mikhail attacks Yevgraf, while Willard hands Yuliy the counterpart orb from the Sirius shrine which can control the Ark. Yuliy joins Mikhail in fighting Yevgraf who begins to degenerate under the power of the Ark, and Mikhail manages to extract it from Yevgraf's body. The savage fight continues until Mikhail finally kills Yevgraf, but Mikhail succumbs from his wounds and dies in Yuliy's arms. Yuliy then leaves with the world chasing him, including the Jaegers. Later, Yuliy and the remaining Vampire twin Tamara, travel to negotiate peace with the Vampire elders to achieve reconciliation between the Vampires, Sirius and humans.|
Netflix original ended series (2012–2018)