Record of Grancrest War Anime Casts Minori Suzuki, Megumi Nakajima
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the television anime of author Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyuu's Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) light novel series revealed two additional cast members for the anime on Wednesday. Minori Suzuki (Macross Delta's Freyja Wion) will play Ema, and Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier's Ranka Lee) will play Luna. In the story, Ema and Luna are werewolf twins
The anime premieres January 2018. The anime's official website previously streamed a promotional video for the anime in June.
The previously announced cast members include:
- Kentarō Kumagai as Theo Cornaro
- Akari Kitō as Siluca Meletes
- Yūichi Nakamura as Irvin
- Reina Ueda as Aishela
- Satoshi Hino as Lassic David
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Moreno Dortous
- Natsumi Takamori as Priscilla
- Ai Kayano as Marrine Kreische
- Takahiro Sakurai as Villar Constance
- Wataru Hatano as Mirza Kooches
- Yūichi Iguchi as Alex Deux
Mamoru Hatakeyama (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Sankarea: Undying Love) is directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Mizuno and tabletop RPG writer Shunsaku Yano are in charge of series composition. WriteWorks is credited with the script, and Hiroshi Yakou (animation director for Prison School, Heavy Object) is designing the characters. Yūgo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) is composing the music, and Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/Zero, Kill la Kill) is sound director.
The fantasy action light novel series takes place on a continent ruled by chaos. The chaos breeds disaster, but the Lords of the continent have the power of "CREST" (Holy Seal) that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each others' Crests and to gain dominion over one another. The novels center on Siluca, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, which is under tyrannical rule. Siluca and Theo make an everlasting oath to each other as master and servant, and work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.
Mizuno and Miyuu launched the series in 2013, and Kadokawa shipped the eighth volume on November 19.
Mizuno previously wrote the Record of Lodoss War light novel series. That series began as a series of magazine articles that recounted the pencil-and-paper role-playing game sessions of players who called themselves Group SNE. Those fantasy adventures evolved into a series of novels by Mizuno that now have over 10 million copies in print.
The novels in turn inspired manga, two original video anime projects, a full-length television anime series, and two animated film projects. Central Park Media released the 1990 Record of Lodoss War video anime series and the 1998 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight television anime sequel in North America. One of the animated film projects is Welcome to Lodoss Island! (Yōkoso Lodoss Tō e!), a short that featured the characters in super-deformed form. The super-deformed anime series Meshimase Lodoss-tō Senki Sorette Oishii no? most recently premiered in April 2014.