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Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Anime's Video Previews Theme Songs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV series based on fantasy novels premieres today

The official website for the television anime of Hiro Ainana and shri's Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) light novel series began streaming a promotional video on Thursday. The video previews Run Girls, Run!'s opening theme song "Slide Ride" and Wake Up, Girls!'s ending theme song "Suki no Skill." Both groups are the real-life idol groups who also voice roles in the Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter anime.

The cast includes:

Shun Horie (Fastest Finger First's Shiki Koshiyama, The [email protected] SideM's Pierre) as protagonist Satō/Ichirō Suzuki

Rie Takahashi (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-'s Emilia, KONOSUBA's Megumin) as Zena

Hiyori Kono (background characters in Love Tyrant, Anonymous Noise) as Pochi

Kaya Okuno (Wake Up, Girls!'s Kaya) as Tama

Minami Tsuda (Wake Up, Girls!'s Megumi Yoshikawa) as Liza

Aoi Yūki (Madoka Magica's Madoka, My Hero Academia's Tsuyu) as Arisa

Marika Hayase (Idol Memories' Sena Hattori, Venus Project: Climax's Miu Nureha) as Lulu

Wake Up, Girls! idol group member Airi Eino as Misanalia "Mia" Boruenan

Wake Up, Girls! voice actress Kiyono Yasuno as Nana

The anime will premiere on January 11 at 11:30 p.m. on the AT-X channel, and then it will run on the Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 channels. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles, while Funimation is streaming the English dub.

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of melodies, No-Rin) is directing the series at SILVER LINK (Brave Witches, Non Non Biyori) and CONNECT (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Gintama, Servant × Service) is writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon) is designing the characters for animation. MONACA is composing the music at DIVE II Entertainment.

The story of the light novel series follows a 29-year-old programmer who is on a "death march," but one day he wakes up in another world after a nap. From a meteor shower he happens to gain vast riches, and he decides to go sightseeing. So begins his "heartwarming, occasionally serious, and harem" adventure in another world.

Ainana began posting the series online in 2013, and Kadokawa published the first volume with illustrations by shri in in March 2014. The novel series has 1.1 million copies in print as of July. The 12th volume of the novel series shipped on December 10.

Megumu Aya began the manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Age Premium magazine, but the series moved to Monthly Dragon Age when Age Premium ceased publication in July 2015. The sixth compiled volume of the manga adaptation shipped on December 9. The novel and manga series combined have a total of more than 2 million copies in print.

Yen Press is releasing the original light novel series and its manga adaptation. The company shipped the light novel series' third volume on September 19 and the manga's fourth volume on December 19.

Akira Segami is launching a manga spinoff of the novels in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Age magazine on February 9. The spinoff is a prequel titled Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku EX: Arisa no Isekai Funtōki (Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody: Arisa's Otherworldly Struggle), and the story follows the character Arisa before she became Satō's slave.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)

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