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In Another World With My Smartphone TV Anime's 1st Promo Shows Animation (Updated)

posted on by Karen Ressler
Character designs revealed for summer series

An official website for the television anime of Patora Fuyuhara's In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.) light novel series opened on Tuesday and unveiled the first promotional video. The video confirms the main cast.

The website also revealed designs for the main characters. The staff will share information on the cast and theme song during a stream presentation from EXIT TUNES' Line Live account on May 23.

Touya Mochizuki

Elze Silhoueska

Linze Silhoueska

Yae Kokonoe

Yumina Urnea Belfast

Sushie Urnea Ortlinde




The anime will premiere this summer.

Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto, Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan) is directing the anime at Production Reed. Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Toshihide Masudate (Papillon Rose), Masahiro Sekiguchi (Rainbow Days chief animation director), and Miyako Nishida (Rainbow Days) are all credited as character designers and chief animation directors. Satosh Shibata is the art director, while Aki Watanabe (Sound of the Sky, Rainbow Days) is the color designer. Takumi Itō (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream) is the sound director. EXIT TUNES is in charge of music production.

Digital publishing company J-Novel Club has been releasing chapters of the novel weekly since February. It describes the story:

After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder...” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya's adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!

Fuyuhara launched the In Another World With My Smarthone series in 2013 on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou ("Let's Be Novelists") website, and Hobby Japan's Novels label published the first volume with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka in 2015. Hobby Japan published the eighth volume on March 23. The series has 200,000 copies in print.

In addition to publishing individual chapters, J-Novel Club is releasing the novel volumes as e-books: volume one launched on March 23, volume two is slated for Wednesday, volume three for June 14, and volume four for July 26.

[Via Anime! Anime!]

Update: Characters' name spellings reverted. J-Novel Club confirmed that its character name spellings are the official ones in English, despite the spellings in the anime's second promotional video.

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