Record of Grancrest War Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, New Visual, 3 More Cast Members

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Satoshi Mikami, Ayane Sakura, Ari Ozawa join cast for series premiering in January

The official website for the television anime adaptation of author Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Miyuu's Record of Grancrest War (Grancrest Senki) light novel series revealed a second promotional video, a second key visual, and the broadcast information for the anime on Saturday. (Note: The second promotional video at the above linked website is region-locked to Japan.)

The anime will premiere in January 2018 and will air on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, ABC Asahi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, and BS11.

A panel at the Fantasia Bunko Festival 2017 event on Saturday also announced three more cast members for the series. (Note: Name romanizations aren't confirmed.)

Satoshi Mikami as Aubest Meletes

Ayane Sakura as Layla

Ari Ozawa as Cammy

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 ninth volume on October 20. Mizuno previously wrote the Record of Lodoss War light novel series.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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