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In Another World With My Smartphone Anime Reveals Cast, Theme Song Artists, July 11 Debut (Updated)

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EXIT TUNES' Line Live account announced the cast, theme songs, and July 11 premiere for the television anime of Patora Fuyuhara's In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.) light novel series in a live stream on Tuesday:

Katsumi Fukuhara as Touya Mochizuki

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 Itō (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.

Source: Animate Times

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.

This article has a follow-up: God Narrates In Another World With My Smartphone Anime's 2nd Promo Video (Updated) (2017-05-23 09:54)
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