Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Cast

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Jun Fukuyama, Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi, more star in series premiering in January

The official website for the television anime of Natsume Akatsuki's Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! (Give Blessings to This Wonderful World) light novel series announced the show's main cast and theme song artists on Monday. The website also began streaming the first promotional video on Monday.

The main cast includes:

Jun Fukushima as Kazuma

Sora Amamiya as Aqua

Rie Takahashi as Megumin

Ai Kayano as Dakunesu

Sayuri Hara as Luna

Tetsu Inada as Ruffian

The cast is different from the cast of a drama CD that shipped on June 1.

Machico is performing the opening theme song "fantastic dreamer" and Amamiya, Takahashi, and Kayano as their characters are performing the ending theme song "Chiisana Bōkensha" (Small Adventurer). The single CDs for both themes will ship on January 27.

Takaomi Kanasaki (Tokyo Ravens, Is This a Zombie?) is directing at Studio DEEN. Makoto Uezu (Is This a Zombie?, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is in charge of the series scripts, and Koichi Kikuta (animation director on episodes of Robotics;Notes, Haikyu!!) is designing the characters. Masato Kōda (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Maria the Virgin Witch) is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

Art Director: Masakazu Miyake
Color Key: Saori Yoshida
Director of Photography: Shigemitsu Hamao
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Recording: Takayuki Yamaguchi
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Music Production: Nippon Columbia

The series will premiere in January.

The popular "alternate world home comedy" centers around Kazuma Satō, a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end … or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. "Hey, I have some good news — would you like to go to an alternate world? You may only bring one thing you like with you."

He responds, "…So, I'll bring you." With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins … but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king's army has its eyes set on him.

Akatsuki launched the light novel series with illustrations by Kurone Mishima (The Devil is a Part-Timer! High School! (manga) in 2013, and Kadokawa published the seventh volume on August 29. The light novels already inspired a Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen o! spinoff novel series, and Masahito Watari launched a manga adaptation of the original novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine last September.

Images © 2016 Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima / Kadokawa / Kono Suba Production Committee

Source: MoCa News

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