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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Anime Music Video Features Insert Song

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Fantasy series featuring music by (K)NoW_NAME premieres on Sunday

TOHO animation began streaming an anime music video on Saturday for the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash television anime series. The video features the first episode insert song "Head Wind" with text lyrics in English by (K)NoW_NAME.

The series will premiere on the Tokyo MX and AT-X channels on Sunday, followed by other stations. Toho Animation Records is forming a new project called (K)NoW_NAME to produce the opening ("Knew Day") and ending ("Harvest") theme songs, as well as songs within the anime. Funimation will stream the anime as it airs.

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" anime based on a light novel 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:

Yoshimasa Hosoya (Attack on Titan's Reiner Braun) as Haruhiro

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

Tomokazu Seki (Fate/stay night's Gilgamesh) as Renji

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.

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