Kadokawa Shoten’s magazine announced the release of the Visual Novel based adaptation to Anime, January 2008 Issue.
Phantom of Inferno is a visual novel game created by Nitroplus, and distributed by Hirameki International (a subsidiary of the Japanese visual novel publisher Hirameki). It came out in Japan in 2001, and then was distributed in America as an AnimePlay title in 2003. The story can take either a dark action/drama path or can turn into a romantic drama depending on the choice of the player.
Phantom of Inferno is a story detailing the life of a 15-year-old Japanese boy who is kidnapped after witnessing the killing of a reporter. After being kidnapped his memories of his past life are erased and is given the choice to join Inferno or die. He makes the only choice he can to join and is given the name Zwei and will study under Ein. She is also known as Phantom since this is the title given to the organization’s top assassin.
Inferno is said to be the United Nations that exists only for crime syndicates. As Zwei makes his way through training and various missions, deceit and betrayal occur even within Inferno that slowly puts Zwei in increasing danger. Along the way, he meets a girl by the name of Cal Devens and though he tries to protect her, she too is drawn into Inferno to become the assassin, Drei.
The game is divided into three chapters. The first chapter deals with Zwei being turned into a killer and has two main “routes” to follow, the Ein route and the Claudia route. No matter what route you choose, the chapter ends with Scythe escaping and Ein presumably dead, unless you opt to escape back to Japan. The second chapter starts off one year after the events in the first chapter, and deals with Claudia’s plan to bring the Godoh group into the organization, Scythe’s revenge, and the introduction of a new character, Cal Devens. It contains the Cal route and the final Claudia route.
Nitroplus studio with Gen Urobuchi will adapting Visual Novel Based Phantom of Inferno to Anime, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.
Director: Koichi Mashimo
Script Supervision: Yosuke Kuroda
Animation Directors: Yoshimitsu Yamashita, Mutsumi Sasaki, Yoko Kikuchi and people from the character animation from the Visual Novel.
Animation Studio: Bee Train
Original game was previously adapted last 2004 for having a three volume anime series Phantom: The Animation