The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin Movie Poster Design Winners Revealed

Earlier this year, developer Nihon Falcom announced a movie poster designing contest regarding their upcoming JRPG, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin. A total of three movies are set to be in the game, and fans had the opportunity to create posters of their own to appear. Entries were finalized on July 3, 2022, so Falcom has had around a week and a half to assess which posters would be picked.

Our team’s Ryuji translated a summation of the winning posters as well as comments pertaining to them, viewable below:

With over 200 submissions, the finalists of the Kuro no Kiseki II Movie Poster Contest have been decided!

So much great art, but ultimately, the winners were decided based on two major factors: One, the poster successfully expresses the contents of the movie (based on the concept that was given to participants) and can compel prospective watchers. 

And two, the postter would not look out of place on the streets of the Republic of Calvard and its surroundings. (i.e. a poster with too many clashing colors with the Cinema building would not mesh well, for example).

Unfortunately, I couldn’t confirm the artists names, nor their Twitter accounts, so I left them untranslated, because I did not want to misname someone.

Robin – The Lady Justice Poster Winner: 午前有処

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omment from Falcom: The overall composition of the poster is excellent, including the use of the upper and lower strips to draw the eye to the title! The expression on the face and the eyes both suggest a strong will, and were the key points in the selection of this poster.

My Casa Blanca Poster Winner: くれこ

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Comment from Falcom: The artist managed to express the theme and atmosphere of My Casa Blanca with a variety of the elements, including the accessories, background, and color scheme that guides the viewer’s perspective. The selection committee was therefore unanimous in the decision. (Basically, this poster won by a landslide!)

Fire Shark Poster Winner: 幸宏

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Comment from Falcom: There were a LOT of good contenders for Fire Shark, but this poster perfectly matches the atmosphere we were going for in the film.

There are also several finalists and honorable mentions whose movie poster illustrations were shared on Dengeki and Falcom’s official website.

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The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin is releasing for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan on September 29, 2022.

The PlayStation 5 version of Kuro no Kiseki is launching in Japan on July 28, 2022. The Traditional Chinese and Korean PlayStation 5 versions of the game will also release on the same day. A Steam launch is also planned for the same date with Traditional Chinese & Korean subtitles.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki is the latest entry of the ongoing Trails series, taking place after the recently concluded Cold Steel Erebonia arc, and after The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki, releasing in the west in 2023 as The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie.

This new title takes place in Calvard, one of the central regions of the series’ setting, the continent of Zemuria. While there are several returning characters from the Liberl, Crossbell, and Erebonia arcs, there is also a slew of new characters, each with their own struggles, relationships, and goals that enhance the liveliness of the in-game world.

Additionally, combat has undergone a significant shake-up, with action now freely swappable with turn-based in several circumstances, granting an impressive degree of player choice. The game is currently available in Japan for the PlayStation 4.


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