Based on the manga by Shinjirō—which is published in North America by Yen Press—the Taboo Tattoo anime is set for a July 4 premiere on TV Tokyo, followed by airings on BS Japan and AT-X. With the debut pretty much right around the corner, the official website updated with a new promo showing some of the characters and action, and previewing May’n’s “Belief” opening theme, below.
J.C. Staff animates the series, which is being directed by The Slayers’ Takashi Watanabe. Here’s how publisher Yen Press describes it:
By all accounts, middle schooler Seigi is pretty unremarkable except for his martial arts prowess and a desire to protect the weak. But when his good intentions are put to the test by saving an old homeless man from some street thugs, the mysterious man shows his gratitude by…burning a tattoo onto Seigi’s palm?!
It turns out, the tattoo is a powerful secret weapon that everyone–including a formidable girl with a tattoo of her own–is after. With his life on the line and his martial arts skills alone no match against super-powered foes, will Seigi be able to unlock the latent potential of his tattoo and live to fight another day?!