T.O Entertainment adapted Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica into a twelve episode anime series directed by Junichi Watanabe and Masami Shimoda and written by Ichiro Sakaki. On February 6, 2007, one month after the first manga adaptation was announced, the anime adaptation was announced.[1] Broadcast on TBS, the series premiered on April 3, 2007 and aired weekly until its conclusion on June 19, 2007.[2][3][4] The music was composed by Hikaru Nanase. Two pieces of theme music were used for the first. "Apocrypha" is performed by eufonius as the opening theme. "Concordia" (コンコルディア Konkorudia?) is performed by kukui as the ending theme.

Diomedea adapted the series into another season entitled Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica Crimson S, directed by Toshimasa Suzuki and written by Ken'ichi Kanemaki, that is not a continuation of the first and will tie into Ichiro Sakaki and Noboru Kannatsuki's light novel adaptation of the same name.[5] The official website was launched on November 11, 2008 and began streaming a promotional video on March 23, 2009 featuring the anime's openig theme but contained no actual anime footage.[5][6] The series premiered on TVK and TVS on March 4, 2009 and is currently broadcasting weekly.[citation needed] The series was also broadcast on AT-X, Gifu Broadcasting, MBS, and Mie TV.[7] The music is directed by Jin Aketagawa and composed by Magic Capsule. Two pieces of theme music were used for the second season. "Phosphorous" is performed by eufonius as the opening theme. Koi no Uta (こいのうた?) is performed by Haruka Tomatsu as ending theme.

Season one

# Title[4] Original air date[4]
1 Prelude: The Crimson Spirit
"Pureryūdo - Aka no Seirei" (プレリュード 紅の精霊)
April 3, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
While getting his motorbike fixed, Phoron and Corticarte decide to tour the town. They see a girl sitting on a bench in a park looking puzzled, and Phoron decides to approach her. The girl, Misaki, wonders if she should get her grandmother's memento from the house where she used to live before she died. Phoron and Corticarte encourage Misaki to get it.
2 Operetta: The Watching Spirit
"Operetta - Mitsumeru Seirei" (オペレッタ 見つめる精霊)
April 10, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A woman by the name of Maura Ren comes to Tsuge Divine Music Player Office and asks Eufinley to get rid of a spirit that has been peeping in her house. Eufinley sends Renbart to investigate while Phoron and Corticarte are sent to help with some demolition work.
3 Polka: The Left-Behind Item on the Ocean Bed
"Poruka - Umi no Soko no Wasuremono" (ポルカ 海の底の忘れ物)
April 17, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Tsuge's office gets a request to recover lost object from a sunken ship. The object is a test between two brothers over the inheritance of their father's company. The opponent's side also requests Divine Music player, but who is he?
4 Dal Segno: The Day It All Began
"Daru Sēnyo - Hajimari no Hi" (ダルセーニョ 始まりの日)
April 24, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Upon taking out their father's memento, the Yugiri twins remember the day they went to visit Torvas Divine Song Players Academy before entering the academy to study. They meet Phoron and Eufinley for the first time. Later, Perserte finds that she left her father's memento in the changing room, so the twins retrieve it. After they find the memento, Prinesca hears Phoron singing. At the same time, Corticarte goes berserk from Phoron's singing voice and breaks free from her prison.
5 Affannato: The Bond of Betrayal
"Affannāto - Uragiri no Kizuna" (アッファンナート 裏切りの絆)
May 1, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Suzuna thinks Kochino, her spirit, has left her and made contract with another Dantist. She goes to Tsuge Divine Music Player Office and asks the group to investigate. It turned out that Kochino made a contract with a Dantist a year before she made a contract with Suzuna. The former Dantist was in a band and when Kochino was there, they were popular, but the former Dantist was so involved in their popularity that his soul got warped and divine songs are a player's soul. So she broke the contract.
6 Scherzo: The Reason to be Together
"Sukerutso - Soba ni Iru Riyū" (スケルツォ 傍にいる理由)
May 8, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Eufinley gets a phone call from another Divine Music Player Office asking Renbart to transfer to their office. Meanwhile, Phoron falls into a river and catches a cold while helping Aria to find her runaway cat as a volunteer work, so Eufinley tells Renbart to help Aria find her cat instead. While Prinesca and Phoron are worried if Renbart will transfer or not, Perserte and Corticarte fight with each other trying to take care of the sick Phoron.
7 Violenza: The Dark Pursuer
"Vaiorentsa - Kuroi Tsuisekisha" (ヴァイオレンツァ 黒い追跡者)
May 15, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
In their day off, the Tsuge Office gets a visitor. Yamna, Phoron's old friend from school, comes to ask for help because a mysterious and persistent tall man and a little girl in black have been pursuing him ever since he found a strange suitcase during work. At the end, on the way home Phoron and Corticarte are holding each other hands. (The girl in black and the large man are featured in the end credits. They are characters from the Black Series and show up in later episodes.)
8 Serenade: Between Human and Spirit
"Serenāde - Hito to Seirei no Hazama ni" (セレナーデ 人と精霊の狭間に)
May 22, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
One day in school, Prinesca receives a love letter in her locker. Her office mates encourage Prinesca to meet the guy when Perserte tells them. However, she seems to be worried with something when she saw the letter, and Corticarte appears to have something on her mind as well.
9 Rhapsody: The Tale of a Divine Song Player
"Rapusodi - Toaru Shinkyoku Gakushi no Hanashi" (ラプソディ とある神曲楽士の話)
May 29, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Phoron seems to be in a slump about his inability to play Commandia well lately, and Corticarte is worried about it. Eufinley tells Corticarte to find a composer named Zare to see if he can help with Phoron's depressed state or not.
10 Ballade: What Comes After Hatred
"Barādo - Aizō no Ketchaku" (バラード 愛憎の決着)
June 5, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Akatsuki and Mailreit injure Renbart's hand during a demolition work, so Phoron and Corticarte are sent to replace Renbart until the job's done. However, it seems that Akatsuki is protecting the house and doing every possible to prevent the group from tearing it down. Could the old burnt house have something to do with Akatsuki's past and why he hates Mailreit?
11 Requiem: The Singing Spirit
"Rekuiemu - Utau Seirei" (レクイエム 歌う精霊)
June 12, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Terero Termin, a renowned One-Man Orchestra developer, asks the Tsuge Office for help in developing his Counterfeit Rainbow, an automatic instrument that can play Commandia without a Dantist. However, he dies before finishing it. While in the town, activity from anti-spirits movement are becoming more dangerous, and rumors about a spirit who can Commandia. Believing that the Counterfeit Rainbow has the soul of Termin, Krista sings the Commandia even though it endangers her own life.
12 Symphony: The Divine Song of the Rainbow
"Shinfonī - Niji no Gakkyoku" (シンフォニー 虹の楽曲)
June 19, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Phoron and Corti keep trying to convince Krista that continuing on singing for the fake Commandia from the Counterfeit Rainbow will just hurt her. In the mean time, the anti-spirits movement has set up their spirit bomb. When it's opened by accident, the berserk spirit inside causes all lower level spirits to lose control and creates havoc across the city.

Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica Crimson S

# Title Original air date[8]
"Kaikō: Misterioso" (邂逅: misterioso)
April 4, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Corticarte Apa Lagranges is being chased by other spirits, as she try to get away from them, young Phoron is singing alone on the top of the roof. Corticarte heard his singing and is healed by it, she fly to see who is singing it and finds Phoron. Corticarte reveals she wants him all for herself because of his pure heart and ask if he could sing only for her. Corticarte try to make a contract with him, but is interrupted by the spirits that were chasing her. We are back in the present and Phoron is cleaning the canteen of the university. Dantist are people who summon spirit through music, Phoron decided to be a Dantist after he met Corticarte, but being a Dantist, he cannot summon any spirit. Phoron try one more time to summon spirit through his One-Man Orchestra piano, but is unable to. He puts down the One-Man Orchestra, and remembers Corticarte saying "Nice song". He decided then to sing the same song he sanged that night Corticarte appeared in front of him. As he sing an unknown man takes out the seal of a room where a spirit was emprisonned. The dark spirit destroys everything that gets in its way looking for the man who sang the song. Eufin try to stop it, but her spirit is being overpowered by it. Phoron calls out Eufin's name and the spirit stop to look at the man who called out. The spirit approach Phoron, but stopped right in front of him. Inside the dark spirit was a little girl with red hair. It turns out that the Dark thing was just the shell, and inside was another spirit. Corticarte. Except that she is in her "kid" form. Phoron doesn't realize she is Corticarte until she actually tells him. Corticarte picks up where they left off and finishes the contract she was about to finalize twelve years ago.
"Meiro: Piangendo" (迷路: piangendo)
April 11, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Phoron has a commandia performance tomorrow and is deeply worried by Corticate. During the performance students made remarks towards him causing Corticate to lose it. Phoron uses Divine song to calm her but actually angers her. She leaves Phoron only to return later after hearin his new song
3 Oath: Loco
"Meiyaku: Loco" (盟約: loco)
April 18, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
4 Secret Maneuver: Rubato
"An'yaku: Rubato" (暗躍: rubato)
April 25, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
5 Scheme: Feroce
"Bōryaku: Feroce" (謀略: feroce)
May 2, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
6 Pair of Souls: Affettuoso
"Sōkon: Affettuoso" (双魂: affettuoso)
May 9, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
7 Activatation: Amabile
"Shidō: Amabile" (始動: amabile)
May 16, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
8 Earthquake: Furioso
"Gekishin: Furioso" (激震: furioso)
May 23, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
"Yabō: Marcato" (野望: marcato)
May 30, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
"Shinkō: Risoluto" (進攻: risoluto)
June 6, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
"Kaitai: Tempestoso" (解体: tempestoso)
June 13, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
"Kibō: Vivace" (希望: vivace)
June 20, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

Viewer's Note: Consider that the opening for Crimson S is the same as the first season, but takes on a slightly different take on the story as the first. Crimson S depicts Phoron's reunion with Corticarte and their experiences together when they first met, while the first season is actually later in the future.


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