An uncanny mix but it works perfectly as Visual Prison has both music and vampires in one anime show. This fall season, the A-1 Pictures produced series already got the interest of many fans and viewers which leads them to wonder if it is based on a manga or a light novel and if so, is it complete, ongoing, or already finished. Here is everything you need to know.
What exactly is Visual Prison? It is an annual event and it is where vampires masquerade in Harajuku as visual kei musicians. Ange Yuki travels to Harajuku in hopes of seeing his favorite act but what he witnessed is an epic musical battle happening between Lost Eden and Eclipse.
Visual Prison opens with the song “Zankoku Shangri-la” by the band, Oz, and closes with “Bloody Kiss” of Lost Eden. The anime show is created by Noriyasu Agematsu, directed by Tomoya Tanaka with chief director Takeshi Furuta, script penned by Yukie Sugawara, characters designed by Minako Shiba, and music composed by Elements Garden.
Visual Prison is among the titles releasing new episodes every week on Funimation where their premium access subscribers, for the rate of $5.99 per month or $59.99 a year, gets an early access to those shows released weekly. For those who have not subscribed yet for premium access, Funimation releases the episodes a week after for free. English dubbed version remains in the shadows.
As confirmed by the Blu-Ray and DVD release information of Visual Prison, it will be having 12 episodes, divided into four releases or volumes. It will be running on a single-cour which means that there would be no breaks in between except that of the intervals for every week.
Is Visual Prison Anime Based on a Manga or Light Novel and Is It Complete, Finished, or Ongoing?
Visual Prison is an original anime series. More often than not, an anime television series is based on a manga or a light novel series. The show has no light novel or manga it is based on, though there are times that the show comes first and an adaptation on print happens subsequently. Visual Prison has yet to have a print version. For now, it is only limited to the television series.
Visual Prison releases new episodes every Saturday on Funimation at 12:00 AM JST/ 8:00 AM PT/ 10:00 AM CT/ 11:00 AM EST/ 4:00 PM BST.