On July 15, 2022, voice actress Kaori Ishihara (Tiese Schtrinen in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Yuzuha Mishima in Higehiro) tweeted that the full-sized music video for her 10th single song “Abracada-Boo”, has been released.
The song is the opening theme music for the ecchi, fantasy, romcom anime Vermeil in Gold by Staple Entertainment.
On August 3, 2022, her ninth CD single “Musou-teki Chronicle” (Parallel World Pharmacy opening theme) and the tenth CD single “Abracada-Boo” will be released.
This is the first time Kaori Ishihara will be releasing 2 singles on the same day, which just shows how much her popularity has grown as a J-pop artist.
You can watch the “Abracada-Boo” music video on Kaori Ishihara’s official YouTube channel here:
You can watch the non-credit opening of Vermeil in Gold here:
In the music video Kaori is sporting a tight black outfit, which resembles the little black dress the she-demon heroine, Vermeil, is usually seen wearing in the anime. Kaori appears to be channeling her “inner Vermeil” as she executes sexy and sensual dance moves along with her backup dancers.
Despite the fact that Vermeil in Gold could be classified as an ecchi (smut) anime, it has gained a wide audience due to its amazing animation reminiscent of the same level of animation that was seen in the anime Violet Evergarden, and the fact the story has an actual plot.
What is the plot of Vermeil in Gold?
The story begins when high school student, Alto, finds himself in a predicament. He’s currently attending the Ortigia Academy of Magic, but if he fails to summon and form a contract with a familiar again he will be held back a grade.
In a strange twist of fate, Alto finds an old magic book and when he performs the spell within summons a naked demon girl named Vermeil. (Many viewers have mentioned how her nakedness was tastefully censored).
Vermeil kisses Alto and drains his mana, which is apparently unusually potent. Later, she declares she will serve him out of gratitude for his summoning breaking her out of her lonely imprisonment. When Vermeil tries to seduce Alto he fends off her advances and demands that she wear his sister’s dress and shoes.
In order to present Vermeil to his class as his familiar, Vermeil uses magic to conceal her horns and tail in order to pass as a human. She warns Alto that it wouldn’t be good if anyone discovers she’s actually a demon.
Alto’s childhood friend, Lilia, becomes jealous of the closeness Vermeil and Alto share, and challenges them to a duel – if she wins the she-demon will stay away from Alto and if he wins she will have to obey one command from him.
Lilia commands her familiar Sylpheed to unleash a powerful wind attack towards Alto and Vermeil, but Vermeil easily blocks the attack. Vermeil retaliates by sending a lust spell Lilia’s way.
Lilia becomes so aroused she forfeits. The fact that Vermeil decided to use a lust spell may mean she is a succubus demon.
Alto could have taken advantage of the one command he got to use on Lilia, but simply commands her to become friends with Vermeil. Later, Vermeil teases Alto with saying that Lilia is obviously in love with him, but Alto denies this.
Vermeil kisses Alto again in order to drain his mana and explains she needs to or else she will disappear. Vermeil then tries to seduce Alto again since sex would provide more mana, but he says that kissing will suffice.
Despite the fact that Vermeil’s overly large breasts are distracting, she still comes across as a likeable and mysterious character. I’m looking forward to learning more about Vermeil’s past – why she was imprisoned in the first place and why she appears to be so lonely.
If you were a fan of Ryoko from the anime Tenchi Muyo! you’ll become a quick fan of Vermeil.
Where can I read or watch Vermeil in Gold?
Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity is a Japanese manga series written by Kota Amana and illustrated by Yoko Umezu. Since August 2018, it has been serialized in Square Enix’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Gangan, and its chapters have been collected into six tankobon volumes.
In July 2022, the anime premiered and is currently available for streaming on HiDive.
Do you like the opening theme “Abracada-Boo”? Did you enjoy the music video? Are you enjoying the anime Vermeil in Gold? Let us know in the comment section below!