Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash's 2nd Video, Songs, Debut Date, Visual Posted
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The official website for the television anime of the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Hai to Gensō no Grimgar or Grimgar le Monde des cendres et de fantaisie) light novel series posted the second promotional video, details on the theme songs, the January 10 premiere date, and a new visual on Wednesday. The video features the opening theme song "Knew day."
The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX and AT-X channels on January 10, followed by other stations. Toho Animation Records is forming a new project called (K) NoW_NAME to produce the opening and ending ("Harvest") theme songs, as well as songs within the anime. The cast will appear at a preview screening on December 26.
The official website describes the story:
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 Haruhiro 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.
The cast includes:
Hiroyuki Yoshino (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis's Favaro Leone) as Ranta
Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club's Haruka Nanase) as Manato
Fukushi Ochiai (Ace of Diamond: Second Season's Kōji Tamaki) as Moguzo
Mikako Komatsu (K's Neko) as Yume
Haruka Terui (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero's Yūna Yūki) as Shihoru
Daisuke Namikawa (Fate/Zero's Waver) as Kikkawa
Hiroki Yasumoto (Yowamushi Pedal's Shingo Kinjō) as Britney
Mamiko Noto (The Garden of Sinners' Fujino Asagami) as Barbara
Ryosuke Nakamura (Aiura director and scriptwriter, Mōryō no Hako director) is directing and writing the scripts at A-1 Pictures. Tomotaka Shibayama is serving as assistant director with Kazuyuki Asaga and Ken Baba as key animators, and Mieko Hosoi (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Psychic School Wars) is designing the characters. Hidetoshi Kaneko is directing the art, and Takahiro Mogi is the color key artist. Shinichi Igarashi is the director of photography, and Aya Hida is editing.
Author Ao Jūmonji and illustrator Eiri Shirai launched the light novel series in 2013, and Overlap Bunko published the sixth novel on October 25. Mutsumi Okubashi launched a manga adaptation in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in April.