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Premieres October 1st
Thursday at 11:30 PST Exclusively on Crunchyroll


Yotaro Hanabusa: Daiki Yamashita / Makio Kidoin: Ari Ozawa / Yoriko Sudo: Manami Numakura / Alice Cleveland: Suzuko Mimori / Shirohime: Ayaka Suwa / Liu Yuhua: M.A.O / Liu Yuyan: Aimi Tanaka / Sae Igarashi: Yumiri Hanamori / Silvia Marlowe: Lynn / He Yufeng: Ayana Taketatsu


Original Work: Hideaki Koyasu “Lance N’ Masques” (PonyCan Books) / Original Illustration/ Character Design Concept: Sino / Director: Kyohei Ishiguro / Series Construction/Screenplay: Hideaki Koyasu / Animation Character Design/ Chief Animation Director: Kenji Ota / Art Director: Hiromichi Ito (KUSANAGI) / Production Design: Kazushige Kanehira (KUSANAGI) / Color Design: Ritsuko Utagawa / Filming Director: Yoshihiro Sekiya (Graphinica) / Editing: Akinori Mishima (Graphinica) / Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama / Sound Production: Dax Production / Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi / Hideakira Kimura / Music Production: Pony Canyon / Animation Production: Studio Gokumi

An action-packed fantasy anime featuring a fainthearted knight who defies his destiny and a princess who idolizes heroes.
Knights still exist in the 21st century…

Warfare and modernization have wiped out the vast majority of knights from medieval Europe. But one order still remains.
The “Knights of the World.”

Yotaro Hanafusa is a descendent of the “Knights of the World.” With the Knight’s Code of Chivalry hammered into him since childhood, Yotaro cannot stop himself from saving damsels in distress. He wears a mask, and is known on the street as “Knight Lancer” but he has always kept his identity a secret.

While on an outing into town, Yotaro saves a 6-year-old girl from falling off the edge of a cliff. Her name is Makio Kidoin, and she is the only child of a powerful business tycoon.
She idolizes Yotaro and calls him “her hero.”
When Yotaro discovers that Makio leads a lonely life in a huge estate, he resolves to protect her. He and his friends disguise themselves as lodgers and move into her mansion.

As the days pass, Makio begins to suspect that Yotaro is in fact the masked “Knight Lancer.” Meanwhile Yotaro realizes that Makio’s existence is his source of power. But their peaceful life is suddenly shattered. A harsh reality and fateful battle await him.

The masked “Knight Lancer” becomes a hero and exhibits his full potential when a girl devotes her love to him…

Can Yotaro protect Makio?
Can he change his destiny?



Yotaro Hanabusa

The protagonist of this story. From childhood, the Knight’s Code of Chivalry (Unconditional love to women) has been ingrained into his psyche, but he yearns to live an ordinary life. When he appears as a knight, he hides behind a mask and is known on the street as “The Mysterious Masked Knight Lancer” which sometimes leads him to trouble.

Makio Kidoin

Only daughter of the business empire, House of Kidoin. Makio’s mother passed away and she seldom sees her father. Before meeting Yotaro, her life was a solitary existence in an enormous mansion. Makio idolizes powerful heroes who fight for justice, and wishes to be powerful herself. She believes the masked “Knight Lancer” is a true hero, but she doesn’t know that Yotaro is the mysterious knight.

Yoriko Sudo

Age unknown. A maid with a long black ponytail and sharp, penetrating eyes who has been in charge of educating and training Yotaro to become a knight since childhood. Yotaro is still dominated by Yoriko.

Alice Cleveland

A blond-haired, blue-eyed young beauty with a well-developed figure for her age. Bright, honest and humble, Alice highly respects Yotaro as a knight.


Yotaro’s white horse that he has taken care of since birth. He treats Shirohime like a sister.

Liu Yuhua

A maid at the Kidoin estate and former computer expert and spy.

Liu Yuyan

An androgynous child who was raised and trained as a soldier in a secret society called “Ban.”

Sae Igarashi

Yotaro’s classmate. Sae is a bit serious and uptight, but wants to help everyone.

Silvia Marlowe

A “Knight of the World” knight who is approachable and friendly.

He Yufeng

A maid at the Kidoin estate and ex-assassin of the secret society “Ban.” She loves the younger Makio and calls her “Mother.”