Funimation to Stream Simuldub for In Another World With My Smartphone Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
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 In Another World With My Smartphone weekly since February, and is also releasing the volumes as e-books. 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 Smartphone 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 ninth volume on June 22. The series has more than 200,000 copies in print.