Record of Grancrest War Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Aniplex USA to release fantasy anime

Aniplex of America began streaming an English-subtitled version of the first trailer for the anime adaptation of author Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyuu's Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) light novel series on Thursday.

The anime premieres January 2018. Aniplex of America will distribute the anime but it has not yet revealed details.

The 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 Milza Kuces
  • Yūichi Iguchi as Alexis Doucet
  • Minori Suzuki as Ema
  • Megumi Nakajima as Luna
  • Yuko Kaida as Margret Odius
  • Chika Anzai as Laura Hardley
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Helga Pialoza
  • Kaede Hondo as Coleen Messala

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. Yuugo 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.

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