5 years ago, the 200-year-long war between the alliance of six nations and the Gaz Empire came to an end when Emperor Arthur Gaz, the Immortal Emperor of the Gaz Empire, was finally killed by eight warriors known as the Eight Heroes. After the war, the Empire’s lands were divided by the alliance, who later formed the Council of Six Nations to bring peace and order to the land. In the present, Toru Acura is a former Saboteur (乱破師サバター Sabatā?) who lives with his sister Akari. Toru is unable to settle in this peaceful era as there is no demand for his Saboteur skills, and he sees no meaning in his life. While out foraging in the forest, Toru and Akari encounter Chaika Trabant, a white-haired girl with a white headband who claims to be a Wizard (魔法師ウィザード Wizādo?) and save her from a man-eating unicorn. Taking note of their skills as Saboteurs, Chaika hires Toru and Akari for an important task; she is trying to gather the scattered remains of Arthur Gaz from the Eight Heroes, which is why she travels with a coffin. Chaika reveals that she is actually Princess Chaika Gaz, the former Emperor’s daughter, who managed to escape in the chaos following her father’s death and wishes to find her father’s remains, so that he may be given a proper burial. However, the trio will face difficulties as the Emperor’s remains were divided amongst the Eight Heroes. In addition, his body parts emit strong magical energy which can be harnessed, making them very valuable. Furthermore, Chaika is being pursued by the Post-War Kleeman Agency’s Gillett Corps, who have been tasked with capturing Chaika as it is feared that her existence will serve as a rallying point for Gaz loyalists and the possible rebirth of the Gaz Empire, not to mention that the sheer power of Arthur’s reunited remains might reignite the war. To top matters off, the protagonists are being targeted by other groups, all of them led by girls who also claim to be Chaika Gaz. Thus begins Toru, Chaika, and Akari’s journey throughout the continent.
Type: TV (10 episodes x 23 minutes)
Aired: Oct 8, 2014 to Dec 10, 2014
Watch online: Crunchyroll
Chaika – The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle Episode Synopsis
Episode 1: The Princess Who Gathers the Remains
During the last days of the war, Emperor Arthur Gaz orders one of his official to be in charge of a secret project involving Chaika, the Emperor’s daughter. A month after the events of the Soara, Toru, Akari, Chaika duels with Lady Claudia Dodge, another of the Eight Heroes and her men but Chaika loses to Claudia. Despite this, Claudia allows Chaika and her companions to stay at her estate. Toru and the others learn after the war, Claudia hired out of work soldiers to her vineyard and despite being one of the Heroes, she is willing to give Arthur’s heart to Chaika if she and her companions beat her in a duel tomorrow. Taking Claudia’s advice, Chaika tries to learn to shorten her incantations to fire her spells faster. Meanwhile, with the Council now taking the Chaika threat more seriously, Konrad orders the Gillett Corps to continue their mission with Nikolai promoted as Captain of the Corps after Alberic’s death. Elsewhere, Vivi is confronted by Guy and refuses to believe him when he tells her she is another Chaika albeit one that did not transform completely. Despite being a half-Chaika, Guy believes Vivi can still help in gathering Arthur’s remains. The next day, despite being unable to learn short incantations, Chaika insist on beating Claudia fair and square as she, Toru and Akari battle Claudia in their duel.
Episode 2: A Wizard’s Pride
As Chaika, Toru and Akari try to find a way to beat Claudia, elsewhere, Red Chaika and her group defeats another Hero, Glen Donkervoort, acquiring Arthur’s right arm and heading towards an island as suggested by their informant Guy. Eventually, Chaika manages to shorten her spell and defeat Claudia after the latter is distracted by Fredrika in her cat form. Claudia congratulates the group by hosting a tea party to celebrate. Meanwhile, Konrad’s secretary Karen Bombardier gives Vivi Alberic’s investigation notes on Emperor Arthur before rejoining the Corps with Alberic’s sword in hand. Back at Claudia’s estate, she reveals to Toru’s group why she has no interest with Arthur’s remains and gave hers to Chaika and tells her secret. During the end of the war, the Eight Heroes learn one of Arthur’s officials escape with Arthur’s hidden fortune and most of his magic research work to a secret island, and despite the Council attempts, they could not find the island or Arthur’s magic research. After giving Toru group the location of the Heroes, Claudia bid them farewell. Soon Toru’s group learns Red Chaika has already claim one of Arthur’s remains from Glen while Chaika wants to find the secret island to learn about her origins.
Episode 3: The Harbor of Phantom Dreams Recollected
Arriving at a seaside town ruled by Clay Morgan of the Eight Heroes, Toru and group disguise themselves as a comedy troupe to enter Clay’s mansion. When Clay learns the groups attentions and sees Chaika, he runs away screaming while Toru and Akari chases him. Chaika tries to find clues of where the secret island is which she finds a lead at the Evil Sea. Toru and Akari find and defeat Clay, learning he’s been scared of Emperor Arthur after fighting him and Chaika since she was beheaded by the leader of the Eight Heroes, Stephan Hartgen, so he gives up Arthur’s ears so he won’t have to see Chaika or the remains again. After acquiring Arthur’s ears, Guy appears and tells Toru and Akari to head to the secret island but both of them are now wary since Guy knew about the other Chaikas. Meanwhile, Shin informs his master Stephan that all of Arthur’s remains will soon be arriving which Stephan promises his daughters Irina and Alina they will get to see it. Meanwhile, Toru and Chaika have an argument as the latter wants to find the secret island which the former refuses believing it’s dangerous which leads her to firing Toru. After Akari convinces Toru to make amends with Chaika, they learn too late that Chaika has left to find the island with Fredrika. Both of them chases after her on Clay’s ship where Red Chaika and her group have sneaked in but the ship is sunken by a Kraken. Chaika and Fredrika finally found the secret island but are attack by Dragoons.
Episode 4: The Writhing Island
Chaika, Red Chaika and her companions manage to make it to the island safely only to be later captured by demihuman guards under orders from their master Viktor Izhmash. As Akari is reunited with Fredrika, an imprisoned Chaika befriends one of the demihumans named Ursula before she is rescued by Toru who manages to sneak in the island’s facility. Toru and Chaika finds themselves in an underground lake filled with bodies of dead Fayla and a dying intelligent Kraken. The Kraken reveals how magic was first used by Fayla before humans did until Arthur Gaz revolutionize the use of magic. The Kraken also warns Chaika that her quest to gather Arthur’s remains will lead to something terrible in the future. Soon the leader of demihuman guards capture Chaika and Toru. Meanwhile, the Gillett Corps learns floating fortress where made much earlier by the Gaz Empire during the war. Toru, White Chaika and Red Chaika are brought to Viktor in lab with a mysterious blue haired girl in a capsule. Viktor reveals the awful truth to the Chaikas that there never was a Princess Chaika and all of the girls claiming and look like Chaika are actually young girls orphaned from the war who were brainwashed and given skills as part of Arthur’s plan to gather his remains. While Red Chaika refuses to believe it, White Chaika, remembering what Layla told her before, falls into despair after finally accepting the truth as Viktor plans to dissect the girls for his experiments.
Episode 5: The Emperor’s Fortune
As the Chaikas are taken away, Viktor orders Kiril and Ursula killed, seeing no use for them now that he can mass produce clones of demihumans. Toru and both Chaikas escape their captors which both girls decide to join forces to escape the island and rescue the blue haired girl, Niva Lada. When White Chaika asks Red Chaika how she feels about the truth of their origins, the latter refuses to believe it as its up to her to decide whether its true or not. Elsewhere Akari and Fredrika rescues David, Selma, Kiril and Ursula where they agree to work together to escape the island and stop Viktor. Later, Toru rescues the Chaikas and Niva from Viktor’s clone army and escape outside where they reunited with the others. As Viktor heads to a magical tower to mind control his clone army personally, Toru and the others fight their way to the tower so White Chaika can try destroy the tower. However, her gundo is not powerful to break the tower’s shield. Niva decides to help Chaika, revealing she is in fact a human gundo when she turns into a giant gundo cannon which Chaika uses her destroy the tower, killing Viktor in the process. With the tower gone and no one to give them orders, the clones will soon die and Toru, Kiril and Red Chaika and their companions decide to leave from the island separately and peacefully. Meanwhile, the Council of Six nations are suspicious of Stephan Hartgen hosting a fighting tournament where the winner gets his remains of Arthur Gaz so they send the Gillett Corps to investigate.
Episode 6: The Castle of Madness
As Toru and his companions head to the Principality of Hartgen to get the last of Arthur’s remains, the Gillett Corps arrived at the Secret Island and learn from Kiril and Ursula what happened on the island before they arrive. At Hartgen, Red Chaika and her companions enter the tournament after defeating other contestants in the preliminary rounds. Toru and his companions also enter the tournament as well, in order to win Arthur’s remains should they fail to steal it. Zita and Matthäus meet with King Stephan in order to convince him to cancel the tournament but to their shock, not only do they discover the King’s daughters, Alina and Irina, are also Chaikas, but the King refuses to cancel the tournament. Meanwhile, Vivi and Nikolai enter the tournament as well where they are shock that the tournament allows the contestants to kill. Guy visits Alberic, whom latter is revealed to have lost his memories, that Guy rescued him because of the hatred in his heart. As most the contestants rest for the night, Toru and Akari attempts to sneak in the King’s castle to steal the remains while Chaika sees Niva leaving with Guy voluntary.
Episode 7: Black Agenda
Toru and Akari attempt to infiltrate the castle in order to steal the remains but their mentor Shin appears, forcing them to escape. Meanwhile, Guy brings Niva to Stephan Hartgen, who is eager to start a new war, as he believes that warriors like him can be only worthy in combat. The next day, the tournament begins, and while facing other contestants, Toru and Chaika meet Vivi and Nikolai, but instead of fighting, they decide to share information instead, and learn about the twin Chaikas that are always beside Hartgen. Little they know that the twin Chaikas answer to a third one, who has her own agenda. As the Council of the Six Nations discuss if they should launch an attack on Hartgen, Konrad is informed about the situation there while the pairs composed of Chaika and Toru, Boghdan and David, Akari and Fredrika, and Vivi and Nikolai advance to the next stage of the tournament, oblivious to the fact that Stephan is aware of their presence and is making arrangements for them to fight each other.
Episode 8: The Bells of Contention
Chaika, Toru, Vivi and Nikolai continue into the tournament but are arrested by Hartgen guards supposedly for cheating and force into a tunnel. Akari and Fredrika sneak into the castle to steal the Stephan’s remains only to encounter a group of Chaika warriors led by Shin and captured. Meanwhile, Zita, Leonardo and Mattheus rescues one of King Stephan’s advisors who revealed how the King became depressed after the war ended until Black Chaika arrived and promises him to bring the war back. Chaika, Toru, Vivi and Nikolai arrived in an arena watched over by Alina, Irina and Black Chaika, who orders them to fight certain opponents. Vivi and Nikolai are forced to fight Alberic, who doesn’t recognize his comrades. Vivi is forced to chop Alberic’s right hand to stop from killing Nikolai. Thanks to the pain, Alberic regains his memories. Next, Chaika and Toru fight Red Chaika and David but after David gets seriously injured, Red Chaika admits defeat. Despite winning, Black Chaika demands Toru and Chaika the rest of Arthur’s remains to her. After a severe beating by Shin and Chaika captured, Toru is told to bring the rest of the remains if he wants to see Chaika again.
Episode 9: The Throne That Invites War
As Toru, Akari and Fredrika are kicked out of the castle, Red Chaika decides to give her remains to Chaika’s group only to learn from Selma that Hartgen’s men attack and stole if from her. Zita and Leonardo reunite with Vivi and Nikolai and learns Alberic is alive. With Fredrika weaken by Shin’s poison, Toru and Akari have no choice but to give the rest of the remains to save Chaika. After informing his superiors on what happened, The Gillette Squad are ordered to take down King Stephan before any of the Six Nations attack, which will reignite the war. Toru and Akari arrive in Stephan throne room where Stephan, Alina, Irina, Black Chaika, Niva, Guy, Shin and Chaika awaits them with Alberic sneaking in. With all of the remains gathered, Black Chaika “consumes” the remains and starts giving birth with Guy’s help, who reveals he is a magic mechanism to ensure the remains would be gathered. Black Chaika gives birth to a boy resembling Guy but with Fayla bodyparts who reveals himself to be none other than Arthur Gaz himself. Arthur thanks Black Chaika for using Fayla parts in her to resurrect him and kills Stephan with a spell without an incantation much to everyone shock. As Arthur sits on the throne and grows older, he explains to Chaika the truth that she and her “sisters” were never really his real daughters as the Chaikas were based on his mistress who was killed by Stephan during the war which he uses as a basis for all of the Chaikas looks. Arthur reveals his goal was to gather large amounts of magic fuel using several flying fortresses hidden in space to collect from people’s emotions with war bringing out the most of their emotions. So he allowed himself to be killed and his remains scattered while the Chaikas fought to get them so the dread and fear about him would spread throughout the continent. To demonstrate his power, Arthur and Niva easily destroys a flying fortress sent to attack Hartgen.
Episode 10: The Throne That Invites War
After destroying several of the Six Nations flying fortresses, Arthur heads to one of his space fortress along with Shin to begin his plans. Toru decides to make a pact with Fredrika by becoming a Dragoon Cavalier in order to fight Arthur while Akari, Vivi, Leonardo, Red Chaika and her companions face off against Black Chaika and her minions. Assisted by Chaika and her Gundo sniper rifle to enter the space fortress, Toru battles against Shin before finally defeating him. Red Chaika faces off against Black Chaika before giving her the finishing blow, ending the latter controls of Alina, Irina, and the Chaika warriors. Finally facing Arthur, the Emperor beckons Toru to join his side since he believes war is what all of humanity wants but Toru refuses and he and Fredrika are swiftly beaten. Before Arthur can kill them, Chaika casts a shield to protect Toru and Fredsrika. Arthur tries to kill Chaika using Niva but Niva refuses and joins Chaika’s side. With no more magic bullets to use, Chaika uses her memories as magic fuel for Niva’s Cannon Gundo form where they finally kill Arthur and stopping his plans before Chaika loses conscious. In the aftermath, Alberic, now the new chief of the Kleeman Agency, reports to the Council of Six Nations that Arthur’s plans were thwarted, Niva is under their custody and claims all of the Chaikas died. Elsewhere, Toru, Akari, Chaika, Fredrika and Red Chaika now live together where Toru helps a recovering Chaika.