Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Renkin no Kishi Fantasy Novels Have Anime in the Works
posted on by Egan Loo
The wraparound jacket band on Mikage Kasuga's short story collection Ulysses 0: Jeanne d'Arc to Hime Kishi Danchō Kuroshi confirmed on Wednesday that the main Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Renkin no Kishi (Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemy Knights) novel series has an anime adaptation project in the works.
The novel series' story takes place in 15th-century France, during the Hundred Years' War with England. Montmorency, the son of a noble, immerses himself in the study of magic and alchemy at a school for knights. However, after France's defeat at Agincourt, the school is disbanded and Montmorency is forced to flee. While on the run he meets a miraculous village girl named Jeanne.
Kasuga released the first volume with illustrations by Tomari Meron in August 2015. Shueisha published the third and most recent regular volume in April 2016. Shueisha's website listing for Ulysses 0: Jeanne d'Arc to Hime Kishi Danchō Kuroshi had briefly listed that an anime project is in the works earlier in October.
Kasuga's Oda Nobuna no Yabō (The Ambition of Oda Nobuna) light novel series also inspired a television anime in 2012.
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