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Viper's Creed
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Viper's Creed Title
(Vaipāzu Kurīdo)
Genre Action, Cyberpunk, Mecha, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic
TV anime
Director Hiroyuki Kanbe
Writer Masanao Akahoshi
Studio Japan AIC Spirits & Digital Frontier
Network Japan Animax and BS11
Original run January 6, 2009[1]March 24, 2009[2]
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
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Viper's Creed (ヴァイパーズ・クリード Vaipāzu Kurīdo ?) is a Mecha action anime series created by Sony Pictures Japan[3] with animation by AIC Spirits and Digital Frontier.[4] Though Hiroyuki Kanbe is the main director of the show,[5] Shinji Aramaki is solely responsible for the creation and conception of the show.[4][5]



With most of the Earth's cities underwater due to the onset of global warming followed by a third world war which brought calamity and turmoil to the people, various PMCs are one of the few remaining organizations able to provide law enforcement and self-defense protection for cities that are trying to rebuild again from the war and the floods.[6] One of the PMCs providing law enforcement is the Arqon Global Security corporation, responsible for protecting Fort Daiva City from terrorism and armed crimes[7] by deploying its elite military unit called ViperEp 02 led by its operatives called Blademen.Ep 01


News of Viper's Creed went on the internet when screenplay writer Ai Ōta announced on her official blog that Shinji Aramaki would be involved in the creation of the show.[8][9] An announcement was then circulated on November 11, 2008 that Hiroyuki Kanbe would direct Viper's Creed with Shinji Aramaki being named as the main chief director to work on the show.[4][10] The roles of Saiki Cryde and Kariya Sakurako were given to seiyus Takaya Kuroda and Megumi Toyoguchi.[11][12]

A special advance screening was shown on Animax on December 30, 2008 at 11:30 PM.[9][13] Viper's Creed was subsequently broadcasted on Animax and BS11 channels, the former being the first to air it on January 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM before BS11 aired it on its channel on January 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM.[3] The opening song is called R.O.C.K. by iLL[14] with a CD single released on January 28, 2009[15] while the ending song Ai no Oto is sung in English by moumoon.[16] It was released as a CD single and as a CD single with a DVD on February 25, 2009.[17]

An official podcast webpage dedicated to Viper's Creed was subsequently established.[18]



Region 2 DVDs of Viper's Creed have been released in Japan with 3 episodes each. As of October 2009, Volume 1 was released on August 5, 2009[19] with Volume 2 released on September 2, 2009.[20] Volume 3 was released on October 7, 2009.[21]


  1. ^ "荒牧伸志新作「VIPER’S CREED」2009年1月放映開始決定" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  2. ^ "Animax Japan TV Schedule for March 24, 2009" (in Japanese). Animax. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
  3. ^ a b "VIPER'S CREED-ヴァイパーズ・クリード-" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  4. ^ a b c "Viper's Creed Sci-Fi Anime's Pilot Footage Streamed (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  5. ^ a b "Staff/Cast Section, Official BS11 Viper's Creed Page" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-07-08.  
  6. ^ "Official Animax Japan Viper's Creed summary" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  7. ^ "Official Animax Japan Viper's Creed Features Page" (in Japanese). Animax. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  8. ^ "オンエア予定" (in Japanese). 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  9. ^ a b "Appleseed's Aramaki to Direct Viper's Creed in January". Anime News Network. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  10. ^ "『VIPER'S CREED』製作発表会の模様をストリーミング配信" (in Japanese). 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  11. ^ "ヒロインに豊口めぐみ、総監督に荒牧伸志! 『VIPER'S CREED』制作記者会見" (in Japanese). 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  12. ^ "「VIPER'S CREED」製作発表記者会見開催!" (in Japanese). Sony Pictures Japan. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  13. ^ "Animax Japan TV Schedule for December 30, 2008" (in Japanese). Animax. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  14. ^ "R.O.C.K. - iLL" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  15. ^ "Official iLL Discography" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  16. ^ "アニマックス開局10周年記念作品 VIPER’S CREED 2009年1月6日(火)放送開始" (in Japanese). Sony Pictures Japan. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  17. ^ "moumoon's official new release index" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  18. ^ "Official Viper's Creed podcast page" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  19. ^ "Amazon Japan's Viper's Creed DVD: Volume 1 Page" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-10-16.  
  20. ^ "Amazon Japan's Viper's Creed DVD: Volume 2 Page" (in Japanese). Amazon Japan. Retrieved 2009-10-16.  
  21. ^ "Amazon Japan's Viper Creed: Volume 3 Page" (in Japanese). Amazon Japan. Retrieved 2009-10-16.  


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