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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Light Novels Get TV Anime in January

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Aiura's Ryosuke Nakamura directs, writes show at A-1 Pictures

TOHO animation began streaming a promotional video on Friday to reveal that author Ao Jūmonji and illustrator Eiri Shirai's Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Hai to Gensō no Grimgar or Grimgar le Monde des cendres et de fantaisie) light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2016.

Text: When they awaken, they're in the dark.
Text: Original Work: Ao Jūmonji / Original Illustrator: Eiri Shirai
Text: When they advance away from the darkness, a world they've never seen before...
Text: ...Grimgar spreads out before them.
Text: Director / Scriptwriter: Ryosuke Nakamura
Text: Character Design: Mieko Hosoi
Text: Production: A-1 Pictures
Text: Where is this
Text: Why are we here
Text: Where did we come from
Text: Memories, money, special powers
Text: This is the reality we who have none of those things have obtained.
Text: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Text: Living, isn't easy.
Text: TV anime January 2016 broadcast start

The official website describes the series as follows:

Living, isn't easy.
When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark.
He doesn't know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from.
Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances.
Together, they advance forward away from the darkness, and a world they've never seen before called "Grimgar" spreads out before them.
Memories, money, special powers — This is the reality we who have none of those things have obtained.

The "youth x fantasy" series follows Haruhito and his companions as they suddenly find themselves in a "game-like world" called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.

Ryosuke Nakamura (Aiura director and scriptwriter, Mōryō no Hako director) is directing and writing the scripts at A-1 Pictures. Mieko Hosoi (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Psychic School Wars) is designing the characters.

Jūmonji and Shirai launched the light novel series in 2013, and Overlap Bunko will publish the sixth novel on October 25. Mutsumi Okubashi launched a manga adaptation in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in April.

Images © 2016 Ao Jūmonji, Overlap / Hai to Gensō no Grimgar Production Committee

Source: Anime! Anime!

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