The Sacred Beasts were promptly abandoned after the war which sent Cain Madhouse spiralling out of control. Wouldn’t it be cool to see the events of the war that started the process off?
What’s going on?
So far with this category of posts, I’ve pitched a couple of spin-off series, an OVA, and an exercise video. Well, now it’s time for a prequel series… Don’t be like that. Some prequels are excellent. Just look at Fate/Zero. I really enjoyed To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts, seeing Schaal and Hank as they attempted to stop the other Sacred Beasts from going wild. The first episode did a lot to set the scene with a brief glimpse of the Sacred Beasts in the war. It ended with Cain Madhouse betraying Hank and Elaine. Personally, I’d love to see more of the Sacred Beasts winning the battles and slowly losing their humanity.
What’s the pitch?
The war between the Northern Union and the Southern Confederation rages on and the South is on the verge of winning, but that’s all about to change. We see two soldiers signing up for a secret weapon project where they are experimented on by Elaine Bluelake. It’s the beginning of the Sacred Beasts project. The two soldiers are dispatched on a test mission and are successful beyond the North’s expectations. They quickly enlist everyone else that is compatible with the project and begin to fight back.
The two initial soldiers, Hank Henriette and Cain Madhouse are placed in charge of the unit and lead them into battle after battle. It’s bloody and brutal and more of a massacre than a battle. Cain experiences the bloodlust that comes with his abilities slowly taking over, but he manages to hide it from Hank and Elaine. With his cunning, he manages to position himself as Elaine’s confident as she dare not discuss the future with her lover, Hank!
Where did the inspiration come from?
Obviously, a lot of the inspiration for this comes from the original series. For the most part, Cain Madhouse is the grinning, maniacal villain, but they hint at a time when he wasn’t. So basically, I’d like to see him go from being the upstanding soldier that put his life on the line to protect his family and friends. It’s going to be fairly dark as we watch Cain losing his humanity as he realises how he and his entire unit is expendable and will not see the peace they’re fighting for. I think this could be a really interesting series and deal with some very real topics in the same way that the actual series did.
Other posts in the series
- Rin and Myura (Isekai Cheat Magician)
- Valkyrie (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious)
- Susamaru (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
- Hinawa and Maki (Fire Force)
- The Exercise Video (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)
- Cain Madhouse (To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts)
- Shizuku (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)
- Kohaku Lost? (Dr. Stone)
- Chio’s Daily Commute (Chio’s School Road)
- The Noob! (Overlord)
- Shizu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
- Noir (Fruits Basket)