Hero TV to Air Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Philippine television channel Hero TV announced on Tuesday that it will begin airing the Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions anime on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The anime is based on a light novel series by author Ao Jūmonji and illustrator Eiri Shirai. It tells the story of a group of six teenagers who wake up in darkness, and can only remember their name. Once they awaken, they quickly form into a group, taking stock of their new world, and join an adventurer's guild to earn money to eat and a place to sleep. They quickly find out that survival in this new world breeds a brutal day-to-day existence, and that the loss of one of their own can haunt them and make living for the next day that much harder.
The 12-episode anime premiered in Japan on January 10. Animax Asia previously aired the anime beginning on February 2, airing an episode one month after it aired in Japan.
Ryosuke Nakamura (Aiura director and scriptwriter, Mōryō no Hako director) directed and wrote the scripts at A-1 Pictures. Tomotaka Shibayama served as assistant director with Kazuyuki Asaga and Ken Baba as key animators, and Mieko Hosoi (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Psychic School Wars) designed the characters. Hidetoshi Kaneko directed the art, and Takahiro Mogi was the color key artist. Shinichi Igarashi was the director of photography, and Aya Hida edited.
Toho Animation Records formed 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.
Jūmonji and Shirai launched the light novel series in 2013, and Overlap Bunko published the ninth novel on August 25. Mutsumi Okubashi launched a manga adaptation in Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine in April 2015.