God Narrates In Another World With My Smartphone Anime's 2nd Promo Video (Updated)
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official YouTube channel for the television anime of Patora Fuyuhara's In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.) light novel series began streaming the anime's second promotional video on Tuesday. The character God narrates the video to introduce the story.
EXIT TUNES' Line Live account also announced the cast, theme songs, and July 11 premiere for the anime. The cast includes:
Maaya Uchida as Elze Silhoueska
Yui Fukuo as Linze Silhoueska
Chinatsu Akasaki as Yae Kokonoe
Marika Kōno as Yumina Urnea Belfast
Nanami Yamashita as Sushie Urnea Ortlinde
Sumire Uesaka as Leen
Paula (voice cast not announced)
Yuki Kaida as Kohaku
AŌP is contributing the song "Another World" as the opening theme song. The song will go on sale on August 23. The characters Elze, Linze, Yae, Yumina, Sushie, and Leen are each singing different versions of the ending theme song "Junjō Emotional" (Pure Emotional). The anime's Character Song Vol. 1 CD (Elze & Linze) will go on sale on July 19, and the next two volumes with Yae & Yumina and Sushie & Leen will go sale on August 18 and September 20.
Fuyuhara unveiled an illustration to celebrate the anime news:
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!
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 Itou (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream) is the sound director. Exit Tunes is in charge of music production.
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 on May 3, volume three on June 14, and volume four on July 26.
Update: Characters' name spellings reverted. J-Novel Club confirmed that its character name spellings are the official ones in English, despite the spellings in this week's promotional video.
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